DARROUGH HOT SPRINGS

NAME: Darrough Hot Springs
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Semi-ghost.
REMAINS: Station and pool.  

Indians used the hot springs for centuries before the white man came to Nevada. A stage station was built in the 1860s to serve the Belmont-Austin line. A James T. Darrough bought the station and hot springs in the early 1889s and gave it his name. He built a hotel that operated until the early 1900s. Darrough remained at the hot springs until he died in 1911 at the age of 52. His wife lived until the age of 92 and was buried next to her husband in the family cemetery at the springs. The station and springs remain in the Darrough family. The old stone station still stands and is in excellent condition. A small addition has been added and serves as a boardinghouse. A pool has been installed and visitors can swim in the mineralized water for a small fee.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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