Warm Springs, Nevada

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Warm Springs, Nevada
Warm Springs, Nevada is located in Nevada
Warm Springs, Nevada
Warm Springs, Nevada
Coordinates: 38°11′26″N 116°22′12″W / 38.19056°N 116.37000°W / 38.19056; -116.37000
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyNye
Elevation
5,423 ft (1,653 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
89049

Warm Springs is a former town in the Tonopah Basin in Nye County, Nevada, near the mountain pass which divides the Kawich and Hot Creek ranges (at 38°11′N 116°22′W / 38.19°N 116.37°W / 38.19; -116.37). It is located at the junction of U.S. Route 6 and State Route 375 (the "Extraterrestrial Highway"), around 50 miles east of Tonopah. Only two abandoned buildings remain.

History[edit]

Abandoned ruins in Warm Springs

The first white settlement in Warm Springs was in 1866, when it served as a stopover for stagecoaches and other travellers. Never more than a tiny settlement, Warm Springs' population dwindled until it became a ghost town. All that remained was a single streetlight, a telephone box, and several huts built over pools filled by the warm springs that give the town its name.

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