Tybo Nevada Overview
Eight miles northwest of this point lies what was formerly one of the leading lead-producing districts in the nation.
It’s mainly European residents had internal conflicts.
Later, the different groups banded together to drive away a company of Chinese woodcutters.
The Tybo Charcoal Kilns in Tybo are located on the National Register of Historic Places.
By 1872 (the first reference I can find in the newspapers but it’s possible it was established before then.)
Tybo Nevada History
Its name came from the Shoshone word tybbabo or tai-vu, meaning “white man’s district”.
By the end of the 1870s, the town had a school, post office, and newspaper.
A variant is Tyboe found on Wheeler’s map of 1871.
- 1866 – Ore was first discovered
- 1870s – The community was established in as a silver mining town
- September 3, 1874 – The Tybo post office opened
- July 14, 1906 – The Tybo post office closed
- February 11, 1929 – The Tybo post office reopened
- October 15, 1937 – The Tybo post office closed
Silver and lead.
Unknown at this time.
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The post office in Tybo, Nevada was open from September 3, 1874 to July 14, 1906 from February 11, 1929 to October 15, 1937, and below are the postmasters that we are aware of.
- Chas Garrett 3 Sep 1874 Tybo
- George Twin 6 Jun 1879 Tybo
- Eliza A Page 17 Jun 1896 Tybo
- Willard E Hales February 11, 1929 Tybo
- Geo I Barnett June 21, 1930 Tybo
- Geo I Barnett September 8, 1930 Tybo
- George I Barnett September 8, 1930 Tybo
- Kirby Clark December 15, 1932 Tybo
- Kirby Clark February 3, 1933 Tybo
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- Tybo Weekly Sun September 1877 – September 1879
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The Population of Tybo Nevada
- 1870 – Almost 1,000 residents
Nevada Historical Marker Category
Nevada Historical Marker Marker Type
Nevada Historical Marker Number
Tybo Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #172.
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Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
Eight miles northwest of this point lies what was formerly one of the leading lead-producing districts in the nation. Producing erratically from ore discovery in 1866 to the present (the last mill closed in 1937), Tybo managed to achieve an overall creditable record.
Tybo, in its infancy, was known as a peaceful camp, but later strife between the Irish, Cornish, and central Europeans changed its reputation. Later, these groups banded together to drive away a company of Chinese woodcutters.
The town was not unique in having three residential sections each with its ethnic group. However, all children went to the same brick school.
STATE HISTORICAL MARKER NO. 172
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
TONOPAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & MINES, INC.
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