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NYE COUNTY-  Southern

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 Amargosa/ Johnnie Station 

 Amargosa River

 Ash Meadows


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 Bonnie Clare



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 Clay Camp


 Flouring (RIP Uncle Doug)

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 Gold Bar

 Gold Center

 Goldspar Mine

 Johnnie Mine

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 Longstreet's- South


 Pahrump Valley Museum

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 Rhyolite- Gibraltar/ Tramps Mine

 Rhyolite- Mining District

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 Rhyolite- National Bank Mine

 Robber's Roost

 Silver Bow

 Unk. Mine- Lee Area

     Nye County was named after James Nye, who served as Territorial Governor prior to statehood. In early 1864, the citizens of Ione and the Union Mining District, which was located in Lander County at that time, petitioned Governor Nye for their own county. The new county was named after Governor Nye. The first capitol city of Nye County was the silver mining boom town of Ione. James Nye was eventually elected to the U.S. Senate. The two prominent industries in Nye County at that time (and still 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. 

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