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Adelphi Nevada

Adelphi, Nevada, located in Nye County, is a historical mining town that has largely faded into obscurity.

Adelphi Nevada

Adelphi Nevada Overview

Adelphi was a mining district in Nye County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

Adelphi was founded in the late 19th century as a mining town during the mining boom in Nevada. It was primarily established for its proximity to various mining operations.

Adelphi Nevada History

There is nothing to be found in my usual resources and the only Adelphi I can find is in Eureka County, Nevada

There is a reference in The Yerington Ruster about Henry Streeter came down from Adelhi Monday for a load of provisions but this is too far northwest to be the Nye County Aldelphi.

I found a reference to the Adelphi Mining Company but don’t see that they owned any claims in Nye County.

I found one reference in newspapers that states: Rev. C. W. Eldridge of Cincinnati, while delivering a speech in favor of the “drys” at Adelphi, a small town near here last night, was given a shower of rotten eggs. [Tonopah Daily Bonanza, Sunday, April 18, 1908, Page 1]

Today, Adelphi is considered a ghost town, with little to no remaining structures or residents. It is a testament to the rise and fall of mining towns in the American West.

While the information is hard to find that won’t stop us from looking for more on this mining district.


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The town’s main economic activity revolved around mining for gold and silver. Like many mining towns in Nevada, Adelphi experienced periods of prosperity and decline based on the success of these mining operations.


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The Population of Adelphi Nevada

As mining activities in the region began to decline in the early 20th century, Adelphi’s population and importance also dwindled. Many residents left in search of work elsewhere, leading to the town’s eventual abandonment.


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According to Tingley, This historic district was located somewhere south of Silver Peak; the exact location is not known.

GPS Coordinates

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Photos and Videos

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References Used

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  • Tingley, Joseph V., Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 – Mining Districts of Nevada, page 13

Adelphi Nevada