top of page
1. Cover Photo Nye Northeast.JPG
1. Cover Photo Antelope.JPG
1. Cover Photo Blue Eagle.JPG
1. Cover Photo Calloway Well.JPG
1. Cover Photo Central City.JPG


 Blue Eagle Springs

 Callaway Well

 Central City

1. Cover Photo Clear Creek Corrals.JPG
1. Cover Photo Currant.JPG
Danville 4.JPG
1. Cover Photo Duckwater.JPG

 Clear Creek Corrals



 Duckwater Valley

Battle Born - Copy.jpg
1. Cover Photo Grant Canyon.jpg
1. Cover Photo Grant City.JPG
1. Cover Photo Higrade Mine.jpg

 Emigrant Station

 Grant Canyon

 Grant City

 Higrade Mine

1. Cover Photo Indian Cabin.jpg
1. Cover Photo Keystone.JPG
Battle Born - Copy.jpg
1. Cover Photo Morey.jpg

 Indian Cabin


 Moore's Station


1. Cover Photo Nye Mine.JPG
1. Cover Photo Petroglyph Butte.JPG
1. Cover Photo Pritchard's.jpg
1. Cover Photo Troy Falls.jpg

 Nye Mine & Lower Mill

 Petroglyph Butte

 Pritchard's Station

 Troy Falls

Troy Locke 3.JPG
Troy Lower 4.JPG
1. Cover Photo Troy.JPG
Tybo 15.JPG

 Troy- Locke Mine

 Troy- Lower

 Troy- Upper


1. Cover Photo Wagon Johnnies.JPG
1. Cover Photo Warm Springs.JPG
Battle Born - Copy.jpg
1. Cover Photo Willow Creek.jpg

 Wagon Johnnies

 Warm Springs

 Well's Station

 Willow Creek

NYE COUNTY-  Northeastern

Nye County was named after James Nye, who served as Territorial Governor prior to statehood. Upon achieving statehood in 1864, James Nye went to the U.S. Senate and Nye County was officially formed. The first capitol city of Nye County was the silver mining boom town of Ione. The two prominent industries in Nye County at that time (and still through today) were mining and ranching. The decline of Ione and the boom of Belmont caused the county seat to shift to Belmont in 1867. Belmont became a prosperous town that revolved around mining and ranching. Many prominent figures in Nevada history such as Tasker Oddie (U.S. Senator and Governor) once made their home in Belmont. However, like most Nevada mining towns, the ore had to eventually run out. The pattern held true with Belmont. When Tonopah was discovered in 1900, it would eventually become one of the richest silver camps in history. It rightfully earned the nickname of “Queen of the Silver Camps.” Coming out of the mining downturn in the 1890’s, which caused Nevada to suffer greatly, the Tonopah boom went a long way towards helping Nevada recover. As the pattern goes, when Belmont declined and Tonopah boomed, the county seat eventually shifted to Tonopah in 1905. Today, the county seat is still in Tonopah (population 2,500). The largest populated place in Nye County today is Pahrump, with a population of about 45,000 residents. 

bottom of page