ELLSWORTH

NAME: Ellsworth
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Was much at one time.
REMAINS: A few buildings and foundations

Ellsworth was the combination of two mining camps, Ellsworth and Summit City that were less than a quarter mile apart. This occurred in 1864. The town began to grow until it was home to about 200 people and included almost thirty buildings. A number of businesses began to flourish and a stage and freight line to Wadsworth was established. But Ellsworth’s ore became increasingly low grade and by 1872 the mill functioned only now and then. By 1874 the mill had closed and only twenty people were left in Ellsworth. Among the remnants of Ellsworth are five wood buildings in good condition, four of which are still inhabited. About a half-mile below are a number of older stone buildings including the remains of the steam-powered stamp mill. Submitted by: HBC

 


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