Hiko, Nevada

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Hiko, Nevada
Entering Hiko, Nevada from the north on SR 318
Entering Hiko, Nevada from the north on SR 318
Hiko is located in Nevada
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 37°35′49″N 115°13′27″W / 37.59694°N 115.22417°W / 37.59694; -115.22417Coordinates: 37°35′49″N 115°13′27″W / 37.59694°N 115.22417°W / 37.59694; -115.22417
CountryUnited States
 • Total23.7 sq mi (61.5 km2)
 • Land23.4 sq mi (60.6 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
3,869 ft (1,179 m)
 • Total119
 • Density5.0/sq mi (1.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
FIPS code32-32900
GNIS feature ID0845862
Reference no.206

Hiko is a small, agrarian community in the Tonopah Basin on State Route 318 in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States. It is a census-designated place, with a population of 119 at the 2010 census.[1]


Mill of Hyko Silver Mining Co. in 1871

The first permanent settlement at Hiko was made in 1853.[2] Hiko was the county seat of Lincoln County from 1867 to 1871 and a few hundred residents lived nearby, due largely to silver mines in the area. Today, the area is a farming and ranching area, and not much remains of the old town except the cemetery, some mill ruins and a red rock building that was a general store. Although populated, Hiko appears on at least two ghost town lists.[3][4] Most of the residents of Hiko own farms or ranches, and little to no industrial activity takes place there. In 1871 Hiko was replaced as the county seat of Lincoln County with the current seat, Pioche.[5]

The Hiko and Crystal Springs provide a large supply of water for the Hiko farms and ranches; the Hiko farming community is located in the north end of the Pahranagat Valley and lies at an elevation of 3,869 feet (1,179 m), with a ZIP code of 89017.

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  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hiko CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 45.
  3. ^ "Hiko -- Nevada ghost town". Ghosttowns.com. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Hiko Nevada!". Ghost Town Seekers. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Hiko: Nevada Historical Marker 206". Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 4 July 2011.

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