List of hillside letters in Nevada

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This is a list of hillside letters (also known as mountain monograms) in the U.S. state of Nevada.[1][2][3] There are at least 44 hillside letters, acronyms, and messages in the state, possibly as many as 50. The largest concentration is in the Carson City/Reno region.

Monogram Town State/Country Description Location
A Austin Nevada 39°29′16″N 117°04′17″W / 39.4878°N 117.0715°W / 39.4878; -117.0715 (Austin)
B Henderson Nevada Basic High School 36°00′59″N 115°00′06″W / 36.0163°N 115.0016°W / 36.0163; -115.0016 (Basic High School)
B Henderson Nevada 36°02′42″N 114°55′30″W / 36.045°N 114.925°W / 36.045; -114.925 (B near Henderson)
BM Battle Mountain Nevada 40°36′11″N 116°58′19″W / 40.603°N 116.972°W / 40.603; -116.972 (Battle Mountain)
B Beatty Nevada 36°54′56″N 116°46′53″W / 36.9156°N 116.7814°W / 36.9156; -116.7814 (Beatty)
B (uncertain existence) Blue Diamond Nevada 36°02′48″N 115°24′22″W / 36.0468°N 115.406°W / 36.0468; -115.406 (Blue Diamond) (uncertain location)
BC Boulder City Nevada 35°59′24″N 114°51′40″W / 35.99°N 114.8611°W / 35.99; -114.8611 (Boulder City)
C Carlin Nevada 40°41′57″N 116°06′08″W / 40.6992°N 116.1023°W / 40.6992; -116.1023 (Carlin)
C Carson City Nevada 39°09′29″N 119°47′15″W / 39.1581°N 119.7875°W / 39.1581; -119.7875 (Carson City)
D Dayton Nevada 39°11′59″N 119°34′16″W / 39.1996°N 119.571°W / 39.1996; -119.571 (Dayton)
D Minden Nevada Douglas High School 38°58′49″N 119°50′21″W / 38.9803°N 119.8391°W / 38.9803; -119.8391 (Douglas High School)
E Las Vegas Nevada Eldorado High School 36°11′12″N 115°00′32″W / 36.1866°N 115.0089°W / 36.1866; -115.0089 (Eldorado High School)
E Elko Nevada 40°48′47″N 115°42′29″W / 40.813°N 115.708°W / 40.813; -115.708 (Elko)
E Eureka Nevada 39°30′45″N 115°57′24″W / 39.5126°N 115.9568°W / 39.5126; -115.9568 (Eureka)
F Fallon Nevada 39°29′21″N 118°45′13″W / 39.4891°N 118.7535°W / 39.4891; -118.7535 (Fallon)
F Fernley Nevada 39°35′41″N 119°16′19″W / 39.5947°N 119.272°W / 39.5947; -119.272 (Fernley)
FHS Fernley Nevada Fernley High School 39°35′02″N 119°14′29″W / 39.5839°N 119.2414°W / 39.5839; -119.2414 (Fernley High School)
G Gabbs Nevada 38°51′39″N 117°54′46″W / 38.8609°N 117.9127°W / 38.8609; -117.9127 (Gabbs)
G Reno Nevada Galena High School 39°22′36″N 119°46′44″W / 39.3767°N 119.7788°W / 39.3767; -119.7788 (Galena High School)
G Goldfield Nevada 37°43′30″N 117°13′33″W / 37.725°N 117.2259°W / 37.725; -117.2259 (Goldfield)
G (uncertain existence) Goodsprings Nevada 35°49′57″N 115°26′09″W / 35.8326°N 115.4357°W / 35.8326; -115.4357 (Goodsprings) (uncertain location)
H Hawthorne Nevada 38°31′37″N 118°41′37″W / 38.5269°N 118.6935°W / 38.5269; -118.6935 (Hawthorne)
H Hazen Nevada 39°34′34″N 119°03′04″W / 39.5762°N 119.0511°W / 39.5762; -119.0511 (Hazen)
IS Indian Springs Nevada 36°33′49″N 115°40′53″W / 36.5637°N 115.6815°W / 36.5637; -115.6815 (Indian Springs)
L Panaca Nevada Lincoln County High School 37°49′04″N 114°20′16″W / 37.8179°N 114.3379°W / 37.8179; -114.3379 (Lincoln County High School)
L Lovelock Nevada 40°11′22″N 118°23′35″W / 40.1894°N 118.3931°W / 40.1894; -118.3931 (Lovelock)
L Lund Nevada 38°51′18″N 114°59′44″W / 38.8551°N 114.9956°W / 38.8551; -114.9956 (Lund)
M Overton Nevada Moapa Valley High School 36°32′44″N 114°23′55″W / 36.5455°N 114.3987°W / 36.5455; -114.3987 (Moapa Valley High School)
M Mountain City Nevada 41°50′18″N 115°57′24″W / 41.8382°N 115.9567°W / 41.8382; -115.9567 (Mountain City)
N (uncertain existence) Las Vegas Nevada Nellis AFB 36°13′28″N 115°01′20″W / 36.2245°N 115.0221°W / 36.2245; -115.0221 (Nellis AFB) (uncertain location)
O Owyhee Nevada 41°56′22″N 116°05′12″W / 41.9395°N 116.0866°W / 41.9395; -116.0866 (Owyhee)
P Alamo Nevada Pahranagat Valley High School 37°21′56″N 115°07′20″W / 37.3655°N 115.1221°W / 37.3655; -115.1221 (Pahranagat Valley High School)
P (uncertain existence) Pahrump Nevada 36°12′24″N 115°59′02″W / 36.2068°N 115.9839°W / 36.2068; -115.9839 (Pahrump) (uncertain location)
R Reno Nevada Reno High School 39°33′38″N 119°43′13″W / 39.5606°N 119.7202°W / 39.5606; -119.7202 (Reed High School)
R Sparks Nevada Reed High School 39°33′12″N 119°51′51″W / 39.5534°N 119.8643°W / 39.5534; -119.8643 (Reno)
SAR Fallon Nevada Search and Rescue (Fallon NAS) 39°23′46″N 118°37′36″W / 39.396°N 118.6266°W / 39.396; -118.6266 (Search and Rescue (Fallon NAS))
S (uncertain existence) Searchlight Nevada 35°28′02″N 114°55′16″W / 35.4673°N 114.921°W / 35.4673; -114.921 (Searchlight) (uncertain location)
SV Wellington Nevada Smith Valley High School 38°44′50″N 119°22′33″W / 38.7472°N 119.3757°W / 38.7472; -119.3757 (Smith Valley High School)
S Sparks Nevada 39°32′07″N 119°41′40″W / 39.5354°N 119.6944°W / 39.5354; -119.6944 (Sparks)
S Carson City Nevada Stewart Indian School (closed) 39°07′47″N 119°43′53″W / 39.1298°N 119.7313°W / 39.1298; -119.7313 (Stewart)
SC Spring Creek Nevada Spring Creek High School 40°46′32″N 115°37′42″W / 40.7756°N 115.6284°W / 40.7756; -115.6284 (Spring Creek)
T Tonopah Nevada 38°03′54″N 117°14′09″W / 38.065°N 117.2359°W / 38.065; -117.2359 (Tonopah)
TONOPAH MINING PARK Tonopah Nevada 38°04′22″N 117°13′23″W / 38.0727°N 117.2231°W / 38.0727; -117.2231 (Tonopah)
N Reno Nevada University of Nevada 39°33′31″N 119°50′34″W / 39.5586°N 119.8429°W / 39.5586; -119.8429 (University of Nevada)
V Mesquite Nevada Virgin Valley High School 36°47′32″N 114°09′13″W / 36.7923°N 114.1535°W / 36.7923; -114.1535 (Virgin Valley High School)
V Virginia City Nevada 39°18′35″N 119°39′30″W / 39.3096°N 119.6582°W / 39.3096; -119.6582 (Virginia City)
W (uncertain existence) Wadsworth Nevada 39°37′58″N 119°17′02″W / 39.6329°N 119.284°W / 39.6329; -119.284 (Wadsworth) (uncertain location)
W Wells Nevada 41°11′08″N 114°56′02″W / 41.1855°N 114.9338°W / 41.1855; -114.9338 (Wells)
WP Ely Nevada White Pine County 39°14′29″N 114°54′17″W / 39.2413°N 114.9048°W / 39.2413; -114.9048 (White Pine County)
W Winnemucca Nevada 40°59′49″N 117°45′44″W / 40.9969°N 117.7623°W / 40.9969; -117.7623 (Winnemucca)
Y Yerington Nevada 38°58′10″N 119°08′04″W / 38.9695°N 119.1344°W / 38.9695; -119.1344 (Yerington)

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Corning, Evelyn (2007). Hillside Letters A to Z : A Guide to Hometown Landmarks. Missoula, Mont.: Mountain Press Publishing Company. 
  2. ^ Rocha, Guy (June 2004), "Hillside Letters: In Plain Sight But Not Intended for Planes", Sierra Sage 
  3. ^ Parsons, James J. (1988). "Hillside Letters in the Western United States". Landscape (Sante Fe, N.M.) 30 (1): 15–23. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 

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