BARRETT

NAME: Barrett
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime but winter.
COMMENTS: Was much at one time.
REMAINS: Foundations

Barrett was never a town, only a stage stop active during the 1870s and early 1880s. The station was named after a James Barrett of Georgia who came to Nye County in 1869 and who was the station manager. The station was located at the high point of Barrett Canyon and was used by stage drivers to change horses after the long climb to the top. A small restaurant was available along with housing for a few travelers. The need for stages running north from Ione diminished as that town faded and by 1884, none were passing through Barrett. The station was closed early in 1885. Today, the road to Barrett is very rough and is impassable during the winter. Submitted by: HBC

 


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