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Butterfield Springs Nevada

Butterfield Springs Nevada

Butterfield Springs Nevada Overview

Butterfield Springs, located in Nevada, is a lesser-known ghost town that once thrived during a bygone era. Its history is steeped in the mining and exploration activities that were common in Nevada’s past, leaving behind a legacy of stories and relics from an age of relentless pursuit of fortune.

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Year Established/Founded

The exact year of Butterfield Springs’ establishment is unclear, but it likely came into existence during the mining boom that swept through Nevada in the 19th century.

Butterfield Springs Nevada History

Originally founded as a mining camp, Butterfield Springs grew as prospectors and settlers were drawn to the area in search of precious minerals, particularly during the silver and gold rushes.


  • 19th Century: Formation and growth of Butterfield Springs in line with Nevada’s mining boom.
  • 20th Century: Decline in mining leads to the gradual abandonment of the town.


The area surrounding Butterfield Springs was likely dotted with mines, primarily for the extraction of silver and gold, which were the primary economic drivers of the town.


Though specific details may not be available, railroads played a crucial role in such towns for transporting minerals and supporting the community.

Post Office

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The Population of Butterfield Springs Nevada

Unknown at this time.


Unknown at this time.


Butterfield Springs is situated in a remote part of Nevada, characteristic of many mining towns that sprang up in less inhabited areas.

GPS Coordinates

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