Location: Western Pershing County, 40 Mile District, Lovelock
Directions: Located in Courthouse Plaza -- Lovelock
N40° 10' 48.9" W118° 28' 35.9"
Marker type: Stone
Date Conquered: 10/22/07
Nearest intersection: Between Central Ave & Elmherst Ave
Quick Description: Another unique marker honoring an entire county.
Signed: No -- Strangely, this marker used to be signed! The last-known signage for this marker was located along Western Avenue, and it was defaced in the late 90s. An original cutout sign also stood along Central Ave's southbound lane. This sign too has been lost.
| The Courthouse ground provide a nice respite from the harsh desert sun!
Exact description as reads ...
Here was a key point on Nevada's earliest road, the famed Humboldt Trail that brought 165,000 emigrants west in the 1840's-50's. Travelers named this rich valley The Big Meadows and stopped here for water and grass before continuing south to cross the dreaded 40-Mile Desert, the most difficult lap on the California Trail.
Mining, still an important industry, began here in the 1850's. George Lovelock, merchant, rancher and prospector, gave his name to the county seat. The coming of the railroad in 1869 brought new growth to the area. Pershing County, established in 1919, was previously part of Humboldt County.
| The Pershing County Courthouse has something that most others in America don't. This courthouse is only one of two in the States that is round. The only round courthouse is some 2,000 miles away in Bucks County, PA.