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. This support is critical – particularly in the face of budget cuts – to protect these markers. No other state agency has given greater financial support than the Department of Transportation as we cooperatively seek to promote Nevada tourism. You can help assist with this effort by notifying the office of missing or damaged markers at shpo-info [at] shpo.nv.gov.