Skip to Content

Brooklyn Nevada

Brooklyn Nevada

Brooklyn Nevada Overview

Not a lot of information is to be found on Brooklyn which was a mining camp in Washoe County, Nevada

Learn more about Ghost Town in Nevada and Ghost Towns in the Southwest.

Brooklyn Nevada History

The camp was located approximately 6 miles west-northwest of Reno, Nevada.

In 1875 the New York Company opened a tunnel on the south side of Peavine Mountain and laid out a townsite in preparation for mining efforts. Before its abandonment a year or two later, the camp contained a boarding house, company shops, shanties, and stables. Though the company spent much money and time on development, little ore was actually found.

In a notable case from 1890, a Mormon father submitted a complaint to the Brooklyn, Nevada school board noting that a teacher had washed his daughter’s mouth out with soap after she lied to the teacher.

References Used

Brooklyn Nevada