Genoa was originally part of the Utah Territory and in 1861 became a Nevada Territory settlement. This Territory was home to Nevada’s first hotel, newspaper and court when it was founded as a Mormon trading post in 1858. Still standing today and a very popular local attraction is “Nevada’s oldest thirst parlor”, the Genoa Bar. The Mormon fort was destroyed by fire in 1910, but a replica was built in 1947. Several movies have been filmed in Genoa and the immediate area. There is an annual festival held to support the local town government, called Candy Dance. Many pioneers rest in the local Genoa graveyard. Genoa is a small quaint town with a lot of local charm and character still present in the historical preservation of the buildings and community. The area is full of rolling farm land and Sierra mountain springs and rivers. David Walley’s Resort and Hot Springs is a mile south of town. Homes with historical pricing or new build are located in the area. Home prices range from $350,000 and up to several million.