Vicksburg Nevada Overview
Established in 1863, Vicksburg was a mining district in Humboldt County, Nevada.
Also known as Ashdown, Ashdown Mining District, Pueblo Mining District, Vicksburg Mining District, and Warm Springs.
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Vicksburg Nevada History
Located approximately seventy miles north of Humboldt City on the northern end of the Pine Forest Range was the Vicksburg District. Vicksburg was combined with the Pueblo District, which was immediately north of Vicksburg, into the larger Warm Springs District.
It was settled after silver was discovered in 1863 but the mining efforts were hampered by the local Native Americans and eventually ran out of the area in 1864 during the Indian War. Once things settled with the locals, work resumed but nothing valuable came from the efforts.
Gold, tungsten, silver, copper, and lead.
Ashdown Post Office – 1904 – 1921
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The Population of Vicksburg Nevada
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41° 49′ 53.62″ N, 118° 43′ 1.63″ W
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- Smith, Regina C., Prehistory and History of the Winnemucca District – A Cultural Resources Literature Overview, Page 92
- Paher, Stanley (1970), Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Howell-North Books, page 149
- Tingley, Joseph V., Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 47 – Mining Districts of Nevada, Page 238
- United States Geological Survey – Warm Springs Mining District