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Yelland Nevada

Yelland Nevada

Yelland Nevada Overview

Yelland was a post office town in White Pine County, Nevada named for John Abner “Josh” Yelland.

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Year Established/Founded

By 1924

Yelland Nevada History

John Yelland immigrated to the United States in 1881 a the age of 21 from his home in St. Dennis, England.

He made his way west and met his wife, Ellen Kent, whom he married in Salt Lake City in 1889.

John and Ellen were the parents of six children. Their son James Henry was the first Nevada resident casualty in World War I and their son Louis Abner Cleveland was appointed the postmaster.

The Yelland family owned the Nigger Creek Ranch (which Richard Arthur still owned in the 1920s) and the Taft Creek Ranch, which is the location where Yelland was formed into a post office town.


Since there is not a lot to be found about the town, I have included information about the Yelland family within the timeline.

  • July 28, 1860 – Founder of Yelland, John Abner “Josh” Yelland was born to Richard Yelland and Elizabeth in St. Brock, Cornwall, England.
  • 1881 – John immigrates to the United States
  • 1889 – John was living in Cleveland, Nevada
  • January 30, 1889 – John Yelland married Ellen Kent in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1900 – John and Ellen were living in Osceola, White Pine County, Nevada
  • 1909 – John and Ellen were living in Taft, White Pine County, Nevada
  • 1910 – John and Ellen were living in Muncy, White Pine County, Nevada
  • 1920 – John and Ellen were living in Spring Valley, White Pine County, Nevada
  • October 19, 1923 – John and Ellen were living in Aurum, White Pine County, Nevada
  • November 17, 1924 – The post office opened
  • June 10, 1924 – Louis A. Yelland appointed postmaster (son of John and Ellen)
  • January 15, 1927 – The post office closed
  • 1930 – John and Ellen were living in East Ely, White Pine County, Nevada
  • 1935 – John and Ellen were living in Ely, White Pine County, Nevada
  • 1940 – John and Ellen were living in Ely, White Pine County, Nevada
  • October 14, 1944 – The founder of Yelland passed away due to uremia.




Unknown at this time.

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Post Office

November 17, 1924 to January 15, 1927


  • Loius A. Yelland – June 10, 1924 (he was also appointed on the same date to the Cleveland Ranch post office)

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The Population of Yelland Nevada

Unknown at this time.




South of McCoy in Spring Valley.

Yelland Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39° 20′ 29.79″ N, 114° 29′ 4.03″ W

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References Used

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Yelland Nevada