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Blue Eagle Springs

Blue Eagle Springs, nestled in Nye County, Nevada, is a unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance. From its early days as a ranching hub to its role in Nevada’s oil production, this area tells a story of adaptability and persistence.

Blue Eagle Springs

Blue Eagle Springs Overview

Unlike many of its neighboring areas, Blue Eagle Springs wasn’t known for mining but for cattle ranching. First settled in the 1860s, it became a key location for ranchers and travelers alike.

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Year Established/Founded


Blue Eagle Springs History

The area initially gained prominence through cattle ranching, with key establishments like a blacksmith shop, saloon, and station house. It saw various owners, including Nevada Governor Jewett Adams, and played a role in oil production in the mid-20th century.


  • 1860s: Settlement and establishment of a ranch by Martin Horton.
  • Late 1800s: Ownership by Nevada Governor Jewett Adams.
  • 1954: Start of oil production in the area.
  • 1963: Drilling of the first flowing oil well in Nevada nearby.


While not a mining town, Blue Eagle Springs is near a geothermal mine.


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The Population of Blue Eagle Springs

Initially, the population consisted of ranchers, travelers, and later oil workers.


4,760 feet (1,451 meters)


Blue Eagle Springs is located in the picturesque and lush landscape of Nye County, Nevada.

GPS Coordinates

38.5625, -115.5281

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Today, Blue Eagle Springs remains a testament to the enduring spirit of Nevada’s ranching and oil history. Its abandoned ranch site and the natural growth overtaking old buildings offer a serene yet haunting glimpse into the past.

References Used

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