Derby Nevada Overview
Also known as Roderick, Derby City, and Derby Siding.
The early 1900s
Derby Nevada History
By our research, it appears that the town of Derby was used as a mining town and to house workers who were working on the dam and canal. We have a lot of information to dig into and will update this part once we untangle the references.
- October 2, 1903 – Construction on the dam begins
- Fall 1904 – Gold strikes led to the founding of a camp
- May 20, 1905 – Construction on the dam is completed
- mid-1906 – The Derby post office opened and the area included a Southern Pacific station
- 1907 – The San Francisco Recorder described Derby as a promising camp where a mill might soon be built. Stages ran to Olinghouse and the round-trip fare was $1.50.
- 1922 – Nothing came of the mines and the Derby post office closed
- 1929 – The Roderick post office opened
- 1936 – The Roderick post office closed
- Derby (1906 – 1922)
- Roderick (1929 – 1936)
View the list and history of Nevada Post Offices.
Unknown at this time
The Population of Derby Nevada
In 1912 the population was approximately 50 residents.
39° 35′ 19.69″ N, 119° 22′ 23.62″ W
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- Paher, Stanley (1970), Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Howell-North Books, page 37
- United States Geological Survey – Roderick, Nevada