Golconda NV Overview
Named for the ancient diamond mining center of Golkonda in India, Golconda is a small town in Humboldt County, Nevada.
Golconda NV History
During 1898-1910, the town had a train depot, several hotels, a school, businesses, newspapers, and two brothels.
After the population peaked in the mid-1900s, boosters predicted growth for Golconda, after 1910 the mines played out, leaving the region as an area of ranches and farms.
The settlement had its start when copper, silver, gold, and lead was discovered November 1866.
- 1866 – Lead and silver discovered.
- 1869 – Golconda was founded.
- 1907-08 – Population peaked at around 600 residents.
The population of Golconda NV
Its population peaked at about six hundred in 1907-08 and as of the 2020 census, there are 182 residents living in Golconda, Nevada.
Golconda has a post office, which has been in operation since 1869.
- Land 1.69 sq mi (4.39 km2)
- Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
- Total 1.69 sq mi (4.39 km2)
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The community lies east of Winnemucca across the Sonoma Range and 5.7 miles west of Golconda Summit, a nearby mountain pass on Edna Mountain.
The Osgood Mountains lie across the Humboldt River to the north.