Seven Troughs Cemetery
Seven Troughs, Pershing County, Nevada
Lat: 40°27'44"N, Lon: 118°46'09"W
Contributed by Fred Kemmerle, May 28, 2003, edited Nov 23, 2004 [email@example.com].
Total records = 7.
The mining town of Seven Troughs is about 25 miles northwest of Lovelock.
Seven Troughs is accessible from Lovelock by driving west on Lone Mountain
Road about 3 miles, turning right, and passing the Lone Mountain Cemetery.
The pavement ends about a mile or two after passing the cemetery. Thereafter,
it's about a 20 mile drive on gravel road to Seven Troughs. Before entering
Seven Troughs Canyon, this little cemetery will be visable on the right
side of the road. There are no signs or grave markers in this cemetery
and it is easy to miss it.
Seven Troughs was a booming mining town in the early part of the twentieth
century. Today, there is no commercial mining in Seven Troughs. Some
of the old buildings are still standing. There are probably less than
a dozen people who still live here, and probably only during the summer
There are only eight graves in the cemetery. All those buried here
died 18 Jul 1912. A flash flood came through the canyon that day, killing
eight people and destroying most of the town and the nearby mining camp
The cemetery is abandoned and in fair condition considering it was
used only once in 1912. There are no markers, only piles of rocks over
the grave sites. There are some rusted pieces of metal sticking out
of the ground.
I visited this cemetery in 1990. The information about who is buried
here comes from a book, "Nevada Towns and Tales, Vol I - North", 1981,
Nevada Publications, Las Vegas, NV
- Fred Kemmerle
Gillespie, Perry, d. 18 Jul 1912, (child)
Kehoe, ?, d. 18 Jul 1912, (child 1)
Kehoe, ?, d. 18 Jul 1912, (child 2)
Kehoe, ?, d. 18 Jul 1912, (child 3)
O'Hanlon, Margaret, d. 18 Jul 1912
Trenchard, Mrs., d. 18 Jul 1912
Whalen, Mike, d. 18 Jul 1912
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