Genoa, Nevada

1851 – John Reese’s Trading Post And Mormon Settlement Was Established In Genoa, Nevada

In June of 1851, John Reese’s group of settlers established a trading post in Genoa, Nevada. Since most members of John Reese’s party were Mormon it became known as a Mormon settlement.

Replica of the original settlement building.

The group built the first structure, that was built by non-natives, within the state of Nevada.

Currently, the site of the original settlement is a the Mormon Station Nevada State Park.

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