|VIRGINIA CITY: Storey County|
general Storey County information. [August 2005]
Jewish history [July 2011]
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nv/storey/hebrew.txt: "During the height of the Comstock, this cemetery served the burial needs for Virginia City's thriving Jewish community. The cemetery was established in 1863 and was described as a "very handsome plot of ground(1). As the Comstock mining activity ebbed in the late 1880's and early 1890's, Virginia City's population began to shrink. As a result, the cemeteries, including the Hebrew cemetery, fell into disrepair and over the next 100 years desert vegetation reclaimed the landscape. Unfortunately, the cemetery has been the subject of anti-Semitic vandalism on several occasions during the last one hundred years. Headstones have been destroyed or defaced and the cemetery generally desecrated. For this reason the location of the cemetery will not be revealed in this publication. Those who would like to visit the cemetery should contact the Comstock Historic District Commission at 702-847-0281. Has burial list.
http://www.comstockcemeteryfoundation.com/foundation/organizations/jewish.htm has Jewish historical information and "…a very handsome plot of ground, of about 100 feet square. We noticed several fine grave spots staked off, but at present only the remains of one person occupies the ground, and we paused for while and allowed our eyes to rest upon the solitary grave, situated on the northwest corner of the cemetery…little left of the nearly 25 burials from the 1800s..." [August 2005]
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