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"Nevada's First Settlement"

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The population of Dayton is approximately 2,217 (1990), 8964 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 920 (1990), 3385 (2010).

The amount of land area in Dayton is 81.83 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.053 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dayton to Washington DC is 2413 miles. The distance to the Nevada state capital is 12 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dayton is positioned 39.25 degrees north of the equator and 119.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Dayton elevation is 4,400 feet above sea level.

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Dayton location: in Dayton Valley, in Lyon County, Nevada. The Dayton area encompasses the entire valley and the Dayton Highway 50 corridor from The outskirts of Carson City to Silver Springs, Nevada. Dayton is 6.5 miles from Virginia City and 12 miles from Carson City. It is just 25 miles from the beautiful Lake Tahoe on the California border.

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Dayton history:

Nevada's first permanent non-Indian settlement and site of the state's first gold discovery!

Here is a history page for Dayton. There are many pictures of "oldtimers" of Dayton with stories about each one. Great history page

The name of the community was changed from Chinatown to Dayton in 1861. The town was named for its surveyor, John Day.

The county seat was in Dayton until 1908 when the courthouse burned down. The county seat was then moved to Yerrington. Because of the move, Dayton began to shrink. The economy of the area was quite dependent on the county business. Dayton didn't stay down, though. It has bounced back to a thriving community of over 8,500 residents.

Gold - the key to Dayton's Discovery.
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Dayton attractions:

Dayton Valley Days
To be held in the streets of Historic Old Town Dayton
for current dates and times please see the website
Phone 887-1294

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