Silver City, Nevada

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Silver City
Unincorporated community
Silver City is located in Nevada
Silver City
Silver City
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 39°15′49″N 119°38′26″W / 39.26361°N 119.64056°W / 39.26361; -119.64056Coordinates: 39°15′49″N 119°38′26″W / 39.26361°N 119.64056°W / 39.26361; -119.64056
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyLyon
Population (2000)
 • Total170
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
 
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Silver City
Unincorporated community
Silver City is located in Nevada
Silver City
Silver City
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 39°15′49″N 119°38′26″W / 39.26361°N 119.64056°W / 39.26361; -119.64056Coordinates: 39°15′49″N 119°38′26″W / 39.26361°N 119.64056°W / 39.26361; -119.64056
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyLyon
Population (2000)
 • Total170
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)

Silver City is a near ghost town in Lyon County, Nevada, USA, near the Lyon/Carson border. The population as of the 2000 census was 170. Settled in 1859, the population in 1861 was about 1200, but began declining after the Virginia and Truckee Railroad was completed in 1869. Construction workers left the area, taking their business with them.[1]

Devil's Gate, just north of Silver City, marks the boundary line between Storey and Lyon counties, and was a notable natural landmark of the Nevada Territory. Through this narrow gorge, thousands of people passed on their way to the silver mines of the Comstock Lode. Nevada State Route 342 was constructed through here.[2]

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Devils Gate and Silver City. Left photo is circa 1866; right photo is 2010.