Fort Churchill

U.S. 95A, 8 mi. S of U.S. 50, Weeks, Nevada

Photos 

Fort Churchill (Ruins), U.S. 95-A

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, National Park Service, San Francisco RUINS

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 

Description 

Established in the Carson Valley as a result of the Paiute War of 1860, this adobe fort (1860-1871) provided protection for the emigrant trail to California and the lines of communication that went along with it: the Central Overland Mail Route, the Pony Express, and the projected transcontinental telegraph. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 5, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000456
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic function
Fortification
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1860; 1871
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 15
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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