Toano, Nevada

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Toano, Nevada
Ghost Town
Toano, Nevada is located in Nevada
Toano, Nevada
Toano, Nevada
Location within the state of Nevada
Toano, Nevada is located in the US
Toano, Nevada
Toano, Nevada
Toano, Nevada (the US)
Coordinates: 41°07′53″N 114°25′23″W / 41.13139°N 114.42306°W / 41.13139; -114.42306Coordinates: 41°07′53″N 114°25′23″W / 41.13139°N 114.42306°W / 41.13139; -114.42306
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyElko
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

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

History[edit]

Toano was created by the Central Pacific Railroad in 1868. A post office was in operation at Toano from 1869 until 1906.[2] The town was the western terminus of the Salt Lake Division of the railroad. In 1870, Toano had a population of 117, including hotels and stores. Between 1873 and 1874, the town was plagued by two fires that destroyed several buildings and a hotel. The start of the end of the town was in 1884, when the Oregon Short Line Railroad was completed and all traffic from Idaho was eliminated. The town quickly lost its importance. Toano officially became a ghost town in 1906. No early buildings still stand.[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Toano (historical)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Toano Post Office
  3. ^ ghosttowns.com. "Toano". www.ghosttowns.com. Retrieved 2013-03-08.