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Dixie Valley Nevada

Dixie Valley Nevada

Dixie Valley Nevada Overview

Also known as Dixie, Marvel, and Silver Hill, Dixie Valley was a small ranching town in Churchill County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded


Dixie Valley Nevada History


  • 1861 – Established
  • 1912-1913 – Active period
  • July 9, 1913 – A 320 lot townsite was platted in Dixie Valley (Marvel)
  • March 7, 1918 – The post office opened
  • December 30, 1933 – The post office closed and mail was transferred to nearby Fallon


Gold, silver, copper, and lead.

Post Office

March 7, 1918 – December 30, 1933

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Dixie Valley Nevada Location

Located on the east side of the Stillwater Range, near Dixie and the mouth of Gold Canyon. The townsite of Marvel was associated with the first discoveries.

The area was included by Vanderburg (1940) in the adjacent Table Mountain district and is within the large Silver Hill district of DeGroot (1863).

The Population of Dixie Valley Nevada

The population consisted of about 50 residents.



GPS Coordinates

39° 41′ 15.70″ N, 118° 4′ 50.47″ W

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Dixie Valley Nevada

The Churchill County Standard – Fallon, Nevada · Wednesday, July 09, 1913

Churchill County will have a new town, backed by agriculture and mines if the plans of the promoters G Owens, Henry DiJoygny and D. E. Reufner are fulfilled. These men have platted a 320 lot townsite in Dixie Valley, where agricultural possibilities are said to abound. The water supply is underground and will be developed by pumping, it is said. Meanwhile mining is going on in the hills nearby and the support necessary for a village may some day be forthcoming, for the proposed settlement, which is to be called Marvel.

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