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Ellendale Nevada

Ellendale Nevada

Ellendale Nevada Overview

Ellendale was a mining camp located in Nye County, Nevada.

Also, known as Ellendale camp and Salisbury Wash.

Note that there were two Ellendale mines in Nevada, with the other one south of Winnemucca. 

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Year Established/Founded


Ellendale Nevada History

While out camping in the mountains, Ellen Clifford Nay, discovered a ledge in the southern part of Salisbury Wash.

The townsite for Ellendale was plotted and the four corner lots on Main Street sold for $250 each, the remaining corner lots sold for $200, and the other lots sold for $150.

Almost immediately amenities popped up what seemed like overnight with stores, homes, boardinghouses, and saloons.


  • March 31, 1909 – Ledge discovered by Ellen CLIFFORD Nay while camping
  • 1909-1915 – Mine active
  • 1912 – The camp was abandoned.
  • 1938-1939 – Mine active


Gold, silver, and copper.


Unknown at this time.

Post Office


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The Population of Ellendale Nevada

In June 1909 there were 300 people in the district.




Ellendale Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38° 5′ 54.77″ N, 116° 45′ 25.23″ W

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Photos and Videos

There are a lot of newspaper articles for us to comb through but these are a few to familiarize you with the beginnings of the mining camp.

Reno Gazette-Journal • Reno, Nevada • 07 Jun 1909, Mon • Page 7


Tonopah Daily Bonanza – Tonopah, Nevada · Tuesday, June 08, 1909


Reno Gazette-Journal – Reno, Nevada · Wednesday, June 09, 1909


Reno Gazette-Journal – June 12, 1909 – Page 7


Tonopah Daily Bonanza · Tonopah, Nevada · Saturday, June 12, 1909

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