Genoa is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, situated within Carson Valley and about 42 miles (68 km) south of Reno. It was the home to Nevada's first hotel, newspaper and court. Every year since 1919 Genoa has held a festival usually during the final weekend in September called The Candy Dance, where candy, food and crafts are sold to support its town government. A mile south of Genoa is David Walley's Resort, a famous natural hot springs and spa, now an upscale resort. Visit the Genoa Courthouse Museum and the Mormon Station State Historic Park and see a restored log stockade and a replica of the original 1851 trading post.
Unlike the city of Genoa in Italy, the name is pronounced with the accent on the second syllable: ge-NO-a. In 1975, Genoa was listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
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