Mineral County Nevada
Mineral County Overview
Mineral County Nevada is located on the Nevada-California border and is the fourth-least populous county in Nevada.
Mineral County Nevada History
Mineral County was carved out of Esmeralda County in 1911 shortly after the county seat of Esmeralda was moved to Goldfield in 1907.
Its name came from the surrounding area, which is heavily mineralized.
Hawthorne has always been its county seat.
- Land 3,753 square miles
- Water 60 square miles
- Total 3,813 square miles
The Population of Mineral County Nevada
As of the 2020 census, the population was 4,554,
Ghost Towns in Mineral County Nevada
Learn more about Ghost Towns in Nevada and Ghost Towns in the Southwest.
- Bass Camp
- Baxter Mine
- Broken Hills
- Buena Vista
- Camp Douglas
- Deadhorse Well
- Del Monte
- Dutch Creek
- Lucky Boy
- Metallic City
- Mountain View
- Oro City
- Whisky Spring
Historical Points of Interest in Mineral County Nevada
Nevada Historical Markers in Mineral County Nevada
Mineral County is home to six Nevada Historical Markers.
- #16 Mineral County
- #60 Hawthorne (Present Mineral County Seat – Former Esmeralda County Seat)
- #92 Candelaria and Metallic City
- #154 Belleville
- #183 Walker River Reservation
- #237 Carson and Colorado Railroad – Freight Depot
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- Lyon County – northwest
- Churchill County – north
- Nye County – northeast
- Esmeralda County – southeast
- Mono County, California – southwest