Rowland, Nevada

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Rowland, Nevada
Ghost Town
Rowland is located in Nevada
Location within the state of Nevada
Rowland is located in the US
Rowland (the US)
Coordinates: 41°56′12″N 115°40′43″W / 41.93667°N 115.67861°W / 41.93667; -115.67861Coordinates: 41°56′12″N 115°40′43″W / 41.93667°N 115.67861°W / 41.93667; -115.67861
CountryUnited States
Elevation4,924 ft (1,501 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

Rowland is a ghost town in Elko County, Nevada in the United States.[1]


Rowland was established in 1880s as a ranching community and never found quality ore. The community was named after Rowland Gill, a local rancher.[2] A post office was established at Rowland in 1900.[3] There were services such as a store, and a saloon. The post office closed in November 1942 and was the end of the community. A number of buildings from the early years remain including Scott’s store and saloon and an old warehouse.[4]


  1. ^ "Rowland, Nevada". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 28.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rowland Post Office (historical)
  4. ^ "Rowland". Retrieved 2013-03-06.