MOREY

NAME: Moores Station
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Not worth the Trip.
REMAINS: Nothing.  

The gold and silver ore find that was the origin of Morey was located only six miles from Moore’s Station. That was in 1867 but the camp wasn’t formed until 1869. The camp grew to the point in 1872 that warranted a post office. The story of Morey is that of a camp with multiple owners throughout its history who came and left because of financial problems of one kind or another. The post office closed in April of 1905 and the town was almost entirely abandoned. By 1909, Morey was empty. There were several attempts to revive the town but by 1926 Morey was a ghost town again. Total production value for Morey stands at only $475,000. A landslide that occurred during the 1950s obliterated most of Morey.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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