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Nye County Nevada

  • County Seat: Tonopah
  • Established: 1864
  • Origin: Esmeralda County
  • Background: James W. Nye (1815–1876), was a governor of the Nevada Territory and U.S. senator from Nevada.
  • Area: 18,147 sq mi
  • Population: 43,946 

Historical Points of Interest in Nye County Nevada

Nevada Historical Markers in Nye County Nevada

Nye County is home to thirteen Nevada Historical Markers.

As we visit each we will link the articles below for you to learn more about the history of the site the marker represents.

  1. #15 Tonopah 
  2. #42 Big Smoky Valley 
  3. #58 Old Boundary (Nevada’s Southern Boundary 1861-1867) 
  4. #64 Ophir 
  5. #96 Round Mountain 
  6. #97 Manhattan “The Pine Tree Camp” 
  7. #138 Belmont 
  8. #159 Ione 
  9. #165 Nevada Test Site 
  10. #171 Chief Tecopa (Peacemaker of the Paiutes) 
  11. #172 Tybo 
  12. #173 Beatty (Center of the Gold Railroads—”Chicago of the West”) 
  13. #217 Tate’s Stage Station (1886-1901) 

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Ghost Towns and Mines in Lincoln County, Nevada

Nye County, Nevada has the most ghost towns in Nevada compared to other counties.

  1. Adaven
  2. Allred
  3. Amargosa
  4. Ancram
  5. Antelope
  6. Antelope Springs
  7. Archer
  8. Arrowhead
  9. Ashmeadows
  10. Ashton
  11. Athens
  12. Atwood
  13. Barcelona
  14. Barrett
  15. Baxter Spring
  16. Beatty
  17. Bellehelen
  18. Belmont
  19. Berlin
  20. Black Spring
  21. Blake’s Camp
  22. Blue Eagle Spring
  23. Bonita
  24. Bonnie Claire
  25. Bowlerville
  26. Box Springs
  27. Breyfogle
  28. Browne’s Camp
  29. Bullfrog
  30. Butterfield Spring
  31. Cactus Springs
  32. Canyon
  33. Carrara
  34. Cedar Spring
  35. Central
  36. Central City
  37. Centrasville
  38. Chloride
  39. Clarkdale
  40. Clear Creek Mining District
  41. Clifford
  42. Cloverdale
  43. Craig Station
  44. Currant
  45. Danville
  46. Darrough Hot Springs
  47. Death Valley Junction
  48. Deep Well Station
  49. Downeyville
  50. Duckwater
  51. Duluth
  52. East Manhattan
  53. Eden
  54. Ellendale
  55. Ellsworth
  56. Frazier Wells
  57. Gabbs
  58. Georges Canyon
  59. Glen Hamilton
  60. Globe Mining District
  61. Gold Bar
  62. Gold Center
  63. Gold Crater
  64. Gold Flat
  65. Golden
  66. Golden Arrow
  67. Goldyke
  68. Granite
  69. Grant City
  70. Grantsville
  71. Hannapah
  72. Harriman
  73. Hick’s Hot Springs
  74. Hick’s Station
  75. Horseshoe
  76. Hot Creek
  77. Idlewild
  78. Indian Springs
  79. Ione
  80. Jackson Mining District
  81. Jacksonville
  82. Jamestown
  83. Jefferson
  84. Jett
  85. Johnnie
  86. Junction
  87. Kawich
  88. Keystone
  89. Knickerbocker
  90. Lauville
  91. Learville
  92. Leeland
  93. Liberty
  94. Lockes – A town in northeastern Nye County on US 6 that was also known as Ostonside.
  95. Lodi – A town, also known as Lodival, near the Mammoth Range in northwest Nye County, near the Churchill County line, in a valley of the same name. A mining district in the region, discovered in 1863.
  96. Logan Station
  97. Longstreet
  98. Lower Town
  99. Manhattan
  100. Manse Ranch
  101. Marysville
  102. Mccann Station
  103. Meikeljon
  104. Mellan
  105. Mexican Camp
  106. Midway
  107. Millett
  108. Milton
  109. Minnimums
  110. Monarch
  111. Moore’s Station
  112. Morey
  113. Mud Spring Station
  114. Mule Lick
  115. North Manhattan
  116. Northumberland – A mining district in the Toquima Range in northern Nye County, organized in 1866 and named for a county in England.
  117. Nyala – A town on the west slope of the Quinn Canyon Range, south of Lockes, and named as a derivative of Nye.
  118. Oak Springs – A mining district located at Oak Spring on the east flank of the Belted Range near its southern end.
  119. Ophir Canyon
  120. Original
  121. Orizaba
  122. Pactolus
  123. Paradise Peak
  124. Park Canyon
  125. Peavine
  126. Penelas
  127. Petersgold
  128. Phonolite
  129. Pine Creek
  130. Pioneer
  131. Potomac
  132. Potts
  133. Pritchard’s Station
  134. Pueblo
  135. Quartz Mountain
  136. Ralston – Named in honor of Judge James E. Ralston, who died in the valley in 1864.
  137. Ray
  138. Reveille
  139. Reveille Mill
  140. Rhyolite – A town 5 miles west of Beatty in the Bullfrog Hills that was settled in 1904. In the Bullfrog Mining District. Named for rhyolite, the predominating rock in the district.
  141. Rose’s Well
  142. Round Mountain – A town in northwest Nye County on the west slope of the Toquima Range and a mining district in the town.
  143. Royston
  144. Rye Patch
  145. San Antonio – A mining district discovered in 1863 and named for the Texas city.
  146. San Carlos
  147. San Juan
  148. Sawmill
  149. Shamrock
  150. Silver Bow
  151. Silver Glance
  152. Silverton
  153. South Bullfrog
  154. Spanish Spring
  155. Springdale
  156. Springfield Mining District
  157. Stargo
  158. Stirling
  159. Stone House
  160. Stonewall
  161. Sulphide
  162. Summit Station
  163. Sumo
  164. Sunnyside – A town in northeast Nye County near the Lincoln County line in the White River Valley. Named for its physical features.
  165. Tate’s Station
  166. Telluride
  167. Tolicha – A mining district on the north slopes of Tolicha Peak and Quartz Mountains. A Yokut tribal name.
  168. Tonogold
  169. Tonopah
  170. Toyah
  171. Transvaal
  172. Trappman’s Camp
  173. Troy
  174. Twin Springs
  175. Tybo – A town on the west slope of the Hot Creek Range 40 miles southeast of Belmont. A mining district adjoining the Hot Creek District to the north was discovered in 1870 and the town was started in 1874. The word is Shoshone, meaning “white.”
  176. Van Ness
  177. Wagner
  178. Warm Springs
  179. Washington
  180. Wellington
  181. White Caps
  182. White Rock Spring
  183. Willow Creek
  184. Willow Springs
  185. Wilson’s Camp

Nye County Nevada