“Preserving our history while planning our future.”
That’s the motto of Yerington, Nevada, and it is a fitting one at that. After all, Yerington has a rich history in the Silver State.
From the very beginning, Yerington was committed to transforming the valley into a land of opportunity. Around 1871, a small community formed along the trail running through the valley, one made up of cowboys, farmers and optimistic pioneers looking for a fresh start.
On April 1, 1894, the rough and tumble community was officially named Yerington in honor of a prominent Nevadan of the times – Henry M. Yerington, Superintendent of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad from 1868-1910. In these early days, citizens were hopeful that the town would feel a boom if only H.M. Yerington and the powers that be would agree to extend a rail line through the valley.