JACOBSVILLE

NAME: Jacobsville
COUNTY: Lander
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Interesting country.
REMAINS: Scattered Foundations.

Indian trouble plagued the station from the beginning and in 1860 it was burned to the ground. The building was replaced and served as a Pony Express stop and as a stop for the Overland Stage and Mail Company. Jacobsville was named Lander County seat in December 1862 when the county was carved out of Humboldt County. In the following year, a courthouse was constructed. Jacobsville became the center for an all miners and prospectors Exploring the Reese River District. By the end of 1863, the town was at its peak boasting a population of 400, two hotels, three stores, a telegraph office, and fifty homes. With the rapid growth of nearby Austin, Jacobsville’s importance began to fade. When the county seat was move to Austin and the post office closed in 1864, the town was abandoned soon after that. Today, only scattered stone and brick foundations mark the site..
Submitted by: HBC

 


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