PRESTON

NAME: Preston
COUNTY: White Pine
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.

COMMENTS: Interesting Scenery.
REMAINS: Several buildings.

The town of Preston grew out of a Mormon settlement founded at the Maddox Ranch in 1876. The Mormon Church would become the moving force behind the development of Preston and nearby Lund. The settlement began to grow rapidly after 1898 with the building of its first frame house, its first store, and a post office. With the beginning of the 1900s, a sawmill, and a combination social hall—church, and a four-room cement school were built. Preston has maintained a serene existence as ranching community through the decades. Preston still has a stable population of about 50. Several buildings from Preston’s beginnings remain.
Submitted by: HBC

 


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