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Treasure City Nevada

Treasure City Nevada

Treasure City Nevada Overview

Treasure City was a mining subdistrict (originally called Tesora for a short period of time) in White Pine County, Nevada in the White Pine Mining District.

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Year Established/Founded

Established in 1869

Treasure City Nevada History

Treasure City (originally Tesora) is an abandoned mining town located in the Treasure Hill region of the White Pine Range, in western White Pine County.

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  • 1867 – Silver discovered in the Treasure Hill area
  • March 5, 1869 – Incorporated as Treasure City in what was then Lander County, Nevada
  • June 15, 1869- The post office opened
  • 1870 – The population of Treasure City, which at its peak was estimated to be as high as 7,000, was only 500
  • January 30, 1879 – Disincorporated by state legislature
  • December 9, 1880 – The post office closed and the town was deserted




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Post Office

The post office in Treasure City, Nevada was open from June 15, 1869, to December 9, 1880, and below are the postmasters that we are aware of.

  • Charles F Meyers 15 Jun 1869 Treasure City
  • J S Crossman 20 Dec 1872 Treasure City
  • John L Robertson 14 Jan 1873 Treasure City
  • Galen H Baldy 22 Jan 1877 Treasure City
  • Isaac E Smith 15 Oct 1878 Treasure City
  • Samuel F Paul 19 Feb 1879 Treasure City
  • Saml Snyder 5 Apr 1880 Treasure City

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The Population of Treasure City Nevada

  • The 1870 United States Federal Census had 640 residents living in Treasure City, White Pine County, Nevada.
  • Gold Hill Daily News, December 8, 1888: … and 800 to Treasure City




Gold Hill Daily News:

The latter settlement, which is upon the summit of Treasure Hill in the immediate neighborhood of the bulk of the claims, rather looks down upon its rivals, Silver Springs and Hamilton. 

The town of Hamilton is at the foot of a mountain, and Treasure City at the top, consequently we concluded to take a day for the ascent. 

Treasure City Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39°13′47″N 115°28′48″W

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References Used

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Treasure City Nevada