Jackrabbit Nevada Overview
Located on the eastern slopes of the Bristol Range in Lincoln County, Nevada, Jackrabbit was a silver mining camp that is now one of many Nevada ghost towns.
At the very bottom of this article are newspaper clippings from the late 1800s that mention the town of Jackrabbit, formerly known as Royal City.
Jackrabbit is Nevada Historical Mark #204, click here to view other Nevada Historical Markers.
Jackrabbit Nevada History
Originally called Royal City, the name was changed to Jackrabbit supposedly after a prospector threw a rock at a jackrabbit and found that he was holding silver! (Sort of like the story of how Jim Butler found gold in the Tonopah area.)
The area was home to a saloon, blacksmith, store, and boarding home, with evidence gone today of their existence.
The Mines at Jackrabbit Nevada
Primary Minerals were silver, copper, lead, and zinc.
The population of Jackrabbit Nevada
Unknown at this time.
Known as Royal City from October 15, 1878 – January 26, 1879.
Privately owned by Kerr-McGee/Bristol Silver Mines Company.
Unknown at this time.
6,339′ – 7,251′
Jackrabbit is located in the Pacific Time Zone, the same as Las Vegas.
The timezones change in the Southwest so be sure you know what time it is where you are: Southwest Time Zones
38.095623, -114.582168 (to the historical marker)
How to Get to Jackrabbit Nevada
The ghost town of Jackrabbit Nevada is about 14 miles north of Pioche and one mile west of the US 93.
Lincoln County, Nevada Exploration Guide
State Parks in Lincoln County, Nevada
Exploring Lincoln County, Nevada
Wildlife in Lincoln County Nevada
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Prospecting. The recent developments in the Jackrabbit and Mayflower mines has again started the prospecting element of Pioche out in search of new mines. Daily for the past two weeks a number of men, some of whom have left paying jobs, have started for Bristol and its vicinity to see if they will not be lucky in striking something rich and paying, and we hope before long to chronicle a number of good strikes in tout section. If several are made similar to the Jackrabbit and Mayflower our citizens will not care whether the Trustees of the Meadow Valley mine put in the pump or leaves the mine as it is.