Stone House, Nevada

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Stone House, Nevada
Stone House is located in Nevada
Stone House
Stone House
Stone House is located in the United States
Stone House
Stone House
Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 117°10′19″W / 40.83722°N 117.17194°W / 40.83722; -117.17194Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 117°10′19″W / 40.83722°N 117.17194°W / 40.83722; -117.17194[1]
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyHumboldt
Elevation4,459 ft (1,359 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID858334

Stone House is a ghost town in Humboldt County, Nevada, United States.[1]

A. Woodward, one of the signers of the 1851 "Washoe Code" that dealt with early land claims, was killed near this location in the autumn of 1851. Woodward had partnered with George Chorpenning on a monthly mail contract. Woodward was killed while fulfilling that contract.[2]

A post office was located in Stone House from 26 November 1890 to 24 March 1915, when it was moved to Valmy, Nevada.[3]

Note that there are at least two other locations named Stone House in Nevada. One in Nye County[4] and another located in the Osgood Mountains of Humboldt County.[5] In addition, there is Stonehouse located in White Pine County[6] and Stonehouse Canyon, located near Farrell, Nevada in Pershing County.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stone House (historical)
  2. ^ Bancroft, Hubert Howe; Victor, Frances Fuller (1890). History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming, 1540-1888. p. 226. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
  3. ^ Gamett, James; Paher, Stanley W. (1983). Nevada post offices: an illustrated history. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications. p. 176. ISBN 0-913814-57-1.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stone House (Nye County)
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stone House (Osgood Mountains)
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stonehouse (White Pine County)
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stonehouse Canyon