Washington

[Not to be confused with Washington in Nye County]

Washington was the name given to an early settlement and station along the Virginia City-Truckee Toll Road in the 1860s, as well as the mining district in which it was located. It was planned to be a thriving community when nearby silver mines opened, but they never panned out and Washington was abandoned in the 1870s.

There are three separate sections to Washington, stretching out just over a mile: first are the ruins of an unknown mill, next are the remnants of a cabin, and finally the remains of two rock buildings and an extensive rock wall (possibly a corral?).

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