Nevada’s State Historical Markers

Nevada has installed 266 roadside markers that bring attention to Nevada's heritage. In 1967, the Nevada State Legislature initiated the marker program to commemorate events as well as places as diverse as the Old Spanish Trail through Southern Nevada, the story of Diamondfield Jack Davis in Jackpot, and the great train robbery in Verdi.

Over the years, the State Historic Preservation Office has decommissioned some markers because vandalism persists at certain sites or because marking some locations no longer seems appropriate for various reasons.

The State Historic Preservation Office thanks the Nevada Department of Transportation which has contributed considerable funding to maintain the markers for the last decade. Unfortunately, although this support is critical, starting on July 1, 2021 there will be no maintenance funds for this program.  Marker status will be updated but no markers will be replaced or repaired.  You can help assist with this effort to update the website by notifying the office of missing or damaged markers at shpo-info [at] shpo.nv.gov.

            PDFs of all Markers: List of all markers by numberList of markers by county

How to Use the Map: Every marker has a pinpoint shape. Click on the pinpoint and this will reveal some basic information about a marker including its name and text.

Not sure what you're looking for? You can also filter by county or city to check out what markers are located in your neighborhood or where you're planning to visit soon.

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