CENTRAL

NAME: Central
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Nice Location
REMAINS: Scattered ruins.  

Central was one of many small camps that sprang up in the Manhattan district in the early 1900s. Although it lasted less than a year, it was one of the best of the smaller camps. Gold was discovered there in 1906. Less than a month after the discovery, wood buildings were built including five saloons, two stores, two hotels, an assay office, a lumberyard, and a bakery. A post office opened in March but closed in September as the town began to shrink. At its peak, the population number about 100. Most of Central’s buildings moved to Manhattan and today only small mine dumps and scattered pieces of wood mark the site.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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