FORT CHURCHILL

NAME: Fort Churchill
COUNTY: Lyon
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 4
CLIMATE: Some snow in winter, hot summer BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime
COMMENTS: Silver Springs, Nevada --- 7 mi. s. on US 95, then 1 mi. w. on Old
Fort Churchill Rd. Historic Park.
REMAINS: A few buildings and foundations.

Built in 1860 as protection against American Indian
attacks, this U.S. Army outpost also guarded the Pony Express and other mail routes. Although the fort now is in ruins, the site is a 4,461 - acre park
with an interpretive trail. A visitor center reconstructs the fort's colorful history with exhibits. Open daily 24 hours and it is free. Submitted by Dolores Steele.


Fort Churchill
Courrtesy Dolores Steele


Fort Churchill
Courrtesy Dolores Steele


Fort Churchill
Courrtesy Dolores Steele


Fort Churchill
Courrtesy Dolores Steele


Fort Churchill
Courrtesy Dolores Steele


Fort Churchill
Courrtesy Dolores Steele
Fort Churchill
Courrtesy Dolores Steele

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