In 1865 Brigham Young dispatched 75 families to the St Thomas area to grow cotton (now under Lake Mead). In the spring of 1868, a small group from St Thomas, led by Andrew Gibbons established West Point, as it was the farthest West of all towns along the Muddy River. Due to harsh conditions it was abandoned in 1871. In 1873, West Point became part of the Moapa River Indian Reservation. From Moa-Pah meaning "bitter or muddy waters.
In 1986, Lee Huntsman erected a marker similar to one he placed at the St Joseph Cemetery. The original headstone of Elizabeth Allen was replaced with a new marker in 2004 and she has the only identified grave. There are indications of 27 graves but there could be more.
It is reached by the path Northwest of the Reid-Garner Power Station that travels under the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
History of Moapa Valley
By Nevada Bob
GPS Coordinates: 36.66456, -114.64088
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #83973
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