Bullfrog, Nevada

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Bullfrog, Nevada
Ghost town
Inside Bullfrog Jail.jpg
Ruins of the Bullfrog Jail
Official name: Bullfrog (historical)
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyNye
Elevation3,560 ft (1,085 m) [1]
Coordinates36°53′25″N 116°50′01″W / 36.89028°N 116.83361°W / 36.89028; -116.83361 [1]
TimezonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
Location of Bullfrog in Nevada
 
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Coordinates: 36°53′25″N 116°50′01″W / 36.89028°N 116.83361°W / 36.89028; -116.83361
Bullfrog, Nevada
Ghost town
Inside Bullfrog Jail.jpg
Ruins of the Bullfrog Jail
Official name: Bullfrog (historical)
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyNye
Elevation3,560 ft (1,085 m) [1]
Coordinates36°53′25″N 116°50′01″W / 36.89028°N 116.83361°W / 36.89028; -116.83361 [1]
TimezonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
Location of Bullfrog in Nevada

Bullfrog is a ghost town in Nye County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is located at the north end of the Amargosa Desert about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Beatty. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Bullfrog are the Bullfrog Hills and the ghost town of Rhyolite. The two ghost towns are about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas, 60 miles (97 km) south of Goldfield, and 90 miles (140 km) south of Tonopah.

To the west, roughly 5 miles (8.0 km) from Bullfrog, the Funeral and Grapevine Mountains of the Amargosa Range rise between the Amargosa Desert in Nevada and Death Valley in California.[2][3]

Bullfrog is near the Goldwell Open Air Museum and its Red Barn Art Center. The Bullfrog jail, the barn, the museum's information center and its outdoor sculptures are located along a spur road leading from State Route 374 to Rhyolite.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bullfrog (historical)". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. December 31, 1981. Retrieved November 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ Benchmark Maps. Nevada Road & Recreation Atlas (Map) (2007 ed.). Section 78. ISBN 978-0-929591-95-7.
  3. ^ Rand McNally & Company. The Road Atlas (Map) (2008 ed.). Section 64. ISBN 0-528-93961-0.
  4. ^ "Goldwell Open Air Museum". Goldwell Open Air Museum. 2009. Retrieved November 8, 2009.