Nevada Proud: Fort Churchill

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Updated: 8/29/2013 11:34 am
FORT CHURCHILL, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- It's on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered a national landmark, but hundreds of folks drive by it everyday without even knowing it's there. It's truly another example of why Nevada is battle born.

Fort Churchill was constructed about eight miles south of what is now Silver Springs just off of Highway 95A. Its initial mission was to be an important supply depot for the Union Army during the Civil War. It also gave shelter to early settlers and was a Pony Express stop. On average, about 200 soldiers called this place home.


Construction of the Fort began in the summer of 1860, but unfortunately, its life wouldn't last long. If you come out to Fort Churchill State Park, what you're going to see is over a dozen buildings in different states of decay.

Total cost of the Fort? About $180,000, but Fort Churchill's demise came in 1869, less than a decade after it was built, at the end of the Civil War. Another piece of Nevada history with plenty of stories to tell, if you're willing to stop awhile and take a listen.
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marknie - 8/29/2013 11:55 PM
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Here is a stunning photo of Fort Churchill I did recently. . . http://www.flickr.com/photos/marknie/9561445596/
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