Tonopah (HMSHB)

Location: Tonopah, NV 89049 Nye County
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N 38° 4.02', W 117° 13.746'

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To Jim Butler, District Attorney of Nye County, goes the credit for making the ore discoveries which ended the twenty-year slump in Nevada's economy. Migratory Indian bands originally applied the name Tonopah to a small spring in the nearby San Antonio Mountains, long before Butler camped in this area in May of 1900. Tonopah became the richest silver producer in the nation and replaced Belmont as the county seat in 1905. The mines spawned a railroad, several huge mills and a busting population of approximately 10,000.

The mines faltered in the 'Twenties', but Tonopah has achieved permanent fame because of the prominent financial and political leaders it produced. Many camps and communities followed in the wake of Tonopah's boom. Most of which have become ghost towns.
Marker Number15
Placed ByDivision of Historic Preservation and Archeology
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 479903 N 4213273
Decimal Degrees38.06700000, -117.22910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.02', W 117° 13.746'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 1.20" N, 117° 13' 44.76" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9204 Florence Ave, Tonopah NV 89049, US
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