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Austin, Nevada: Stokes Castle

Three-story granite castle completed in 1897 as a summer home mine baron/railroad magnate Ansom Phelps Stokes for his family. Only stayed until 1898. Castle was stripped of adornments, changed hands, is privately owned, fenced-off, empty. Historical marker.

Lincoln Hwy., Austin, NV
West side of US 50, dirt road just north of Chevron station, go 1/2 mile. The castle is surrounded by a chain link fence. Entrance from hwy: 39.494875, -117.074334
Visible from fence. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Stokes Castle.

Stokes Castle

Interesting stone castle built in 1897.

[Dick E, 07/23/2014]

Ansom Phelps Stokes, a rich railroad magnate and mine owner, intended his "tower" as a summer home for his sons, but it only had brief use into 1898 before they moved out of the area.

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