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Sunnyside Nevada

Sunnyside, Nevada, is a charming, small community rich in history and nestled in the scenic White River Valley. This guide introduces you to its past and present, weaving through the tales of ranches, mines, and the lives of its people.

Sunnyside Nevada

Sunnyside Nevada Overview

Located in Nye County, Nevada, Sunnyside is an unincorporated community steeped in ranching history. Surrounded by natural beauty and significant historical landmarks, it offers a glimpse into the rural life of the past.

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Year Established/Founded

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Sunnyside Nevada History

Sunnyside’s story began in the 1880s with a ranch established by Mr. Horton. This ranch laid the foundation for the community, eventually passing into the hands of John Whipple in 1904. The Whipple family played a pivotal role in Sunnyside’s development over the years.


  • 1880s: Mr. Horton starts ranching in Sunnyside.
  • July 10, 1880: The establishment of the Sunnyside post office by Mary Horton.
  • July 10, 1890 – The Sunnyside post office opened
  • Fall 1904: John Whipple acquires the Horton ranch.
  • September 27, 1917: John Whipple becomes the postmaster.
  • 1941: Sunnyside’s population reaches 27.
  • January 31, 1933 – The Sunnyside post office closed
  • 1962: The Johnson family becomes the new owner of the ranch.
  • 1941 – Sunnyside had a population of 27


1906: Discovery of high-grade silver ore, leading to the development of the Silver Horn mine.


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Post Office

The post office in Sunnyside, Nevada was open from July 10, 1890 – January 31, 1933, and below are the postmasters that we are aware of. 

  1. Mrs Mary Horton 10 Jul 1890 Sunnyside
  2. John R Lee April 8, 1901 Sunnyside
  3. Martha C Lewis April 30, 1903 Sunnyside
  4. Eku Perry September 18, 1905 Sunnyside
  5. Edward Perry April 20, 1906 Sunnyside
  6. Geo W Lewis May 26, 1909 Sunnyside
  7. John L Whipple August 13, 1917 Sunnyside

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The Population of Sunnyside Nevada

1941, Sunnyside had a population of 27.




Sunnyside is situated in the White River Valley of eastern Nevada, near the Egan Range.

The site is located on State Route 318 approximately 31 miles by road south of Lund in White Pine County, the closest town, and 63 miles by road north of Hiko in Lincoln County.

Sunnyside Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38°25′24″N 115°01′16″W

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Sunnyside, with its ranching roots and scenic surroundings, remains a testament to Nevada’s rich history. Though small, its story is a fascinating chapter in the tapestry of the American West.

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Sunnyside Nevada