Stone House, Nevada

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Stone House, Nevada
Unincorporated community
Stone House is located in Nevada
Stone House
Stone House
Stone House is located in the US
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
Country United States
State Nevada
County Humboldt
Elevation 4,459 ft (1,359 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 858334

Stone House is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, Nevada, United States.[1] A post office was located in Stone House from 26 November 1890 to 24 March 1915, when it was moved to Valmy, Nevada.[2]

L.D. Smith built the two-story station house and ranch in the early 1860s. It was a stop on the Belmont-Austin stage line and weary travelers used it for thirty years. Smith was killed on March 6, 1869 in a gun battle and the station was known for many years as Widow Smith’s place. After the stage stopped running in the mid-1890s, the property was sold to an Indian family.

They erected new buildings around the old station house and used the small complex as a ranch. The ranch stayed in the family until the mid-1960s. The ranch has been abandoned since then, and the nearby Pine Creek Ranch now owns it. Remains at Stone House are fairly extensive and interesting.

Stone House lies at an altitude of 4,459 feet (1,359 m).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stone House, Nevada
  2. ^ Gamett, James; Paher, Stanley W. (1983). Nevada post offices: an illustrated history. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications. p. 176. ISBN 0-913814-57-1.