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Arden Nevada

Arden Nevada

Arden Nevada Overview

Arden was a mining district in Clark County, Nevada.

Also known as Bard.

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Year Established/Founded


Arden Nevada History

Sometimes Arden and Bard are considered part of one district, while others consider them to be separate districts. As we continue to research we will add details to this article for both mining districts as though they were one.

The Arden Plaster Co. was founded in 1907 and harvested gypsum from the Blue Diamond mine.

According to Mark Hall-Patton, director of Clark County museums, the town and the company that started it were named for railroad magnate and the director of the Union Pacific Railroad Edward Henry “E.H.” Harriman’s 7,863-acre estate in New York.

The Bard area, west of Bard on the Union Pacific Railroad, is south of the main Arden district.

The community was named after D. C. Bard, a natural scientist; it was located on the Union Pacific Railroad line south of Las Vegas.


Unknown at this time.


Gypsum, silica sand


Union Pacific Railroad

Post Office

1907 – 1971

Postmasters appointments:

  • Mode M Pierce –  25 Jul 1911
  • James G Gorin – 20 Aug 1915
  • William S Cropper – 6 Sep 1919
  • Charles H Perry – 12 May 1923
  • Mrs Lois L Foster – 6 Dec 1925
  • Florian R Parker – 25 Oct 1929
  • Johnson E White – 23 Apr 1930

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The Population of Arden Nevada

Unknown at this time.


  • Arden Mining District – 3,242′
  • Arden, populated area – 2,494′
  • Bard Mining District – 2,999′
  • Bard, populated area – 2,572′


The Arden district is 13 miles southwest of Las Vegas.

GPS Coordinates

  • Arden, populated area – 36° 1′ 4.90″ N, 115° 13′ 50.99″ W
  • Bard Mining District – 35° 56′ 52.91″ N, 115° 12′ 48.98″ W
  • Bard, populated area – 35° 59′ 15.91″ N, 115° 14′ 14.99″ W

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