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Cambridge Nevada

Cambridge Nevada

Cambridge Nevada Overview

Cambridge was a mining district in Lyon County, Nevada.

The district was originally known as the Washington Mining District.

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Year Established/Founded


Cambridge Nevada History

Gold was discovered in the Cambridge Hills and 1861 and slowed in the early 1880s. There were several “revivals” but nothing of significance.

Yerington Times • Yerington, Nevada • 12 Dec 1885, Sat • Page 3


  • 1861 – Gold was discovered in the Cambridge Hills 
  • 1867 – William Wilson discovered veins of gold in the nearby town of Pine Grove and the Wilson District was organized
  • 1879 – Interest in the camp grew and the camp of Cambridge was formed
  • September 12, 1879 – The Cambridge post office opened
  • May 4, 1881 – The Cambridge post office closed.


Gold, silver, and uranium.

Post Office

September 12, 1879 – May 4, 1881

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GPS Coordinates

38° 41′ 17.70″ N, 119° 0′ 50.53″ W

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