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Barnes Nevada

Barnes Nevada

Barnes Nevada Overview

Barnes was a post office town in White Pine County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

Before July 28, 1902.

Barnes Nevada History

An early post office near Preston was established on July 28, 1902, and discontinued on February 28, 1907.

The town was named by Joseph Judd in honor of the first man who took water from the White River for irrigation purposes, Mr. Barnes.

The town or a nearby town had a school where Miss Comins was a teacher as I found a reference of “Miss Etta Comins departed Tuesday for Barnes, where she has been engaged to teach the spring term of school.” and “Miss Etta Comins and two of her girl pupils were in from Barnes to attend the Thanksgiving festivities.

Another reference from The White Pine News, “Assemblyman Jos. Judd of Barnes came up from the ranch yesterday to interview his constituents concerning the political complexion of this section.”

There is not a lot to be found on this town other than mentions of residents visiting other places, etc. Joseph Judd is in the news a lot throughout the years.


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Post Office

July 28, 1902 –  February 28, 1907


  • Joseph Judd July 28, 1902, Barnes

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The Population of Barnes Nevada

Unknown at this time.


Unknown at this time.


Northwest of Lund on the White River.

Barnes Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38° 57′ 4.79″ N, 115° 8′ 23.07″ W

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Photos and Videos

Barnes Nevada

The White Pine News Ely, Nevada 12 Jul 1907, Fri • Page 2

Barnes. Barnes was formerly a postoffice on White river, six miles northwest of Preston, but the office was discontinued last March. There is nothing there but the Joseph Judd ranch which has recently passed out of the hands of Mr. Judd, and is now owned by C. Hermanson of Ely. The ranch comprises about 300 acres and produces hay, grain and vegetables and pasture. Mr. Judd gave the postoffice the name of Barnes in honor of the first man who took water from White river for irrigation purposes. The Haydon ranch is two miles above Barnes on the same stream and contains in the neighborhood of 300 acres, it is hay land and all under fence. Two miles further up is the place of James McQueen. Mr. McQueen grows hay, grain and vegetables and he markets his products largely in Ely.

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Barnes Nevada