Alamo, Nevada

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Alamo, Nevada
Census-designated place
Alamo is located in Nevada
Alamo
Alamo
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 37°21′54″N 115°09′52″W / 37.36500°N 115.16444°W / 37.36500; -115.16444Coordinates: 37°21′54″N 115°09′52″W / 37.36500°N 115.16444°W / 37.36500; -115.16444
Country United States
State Nevada
County Lincoln
Area
 • Total 30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Land 30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,449 ft (1,051 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,080
 • Density 36/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 89001
FIPS code 32-00500
GNIS feature ID 0845339

Alamo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, about 90 miles (140 km) north of Las Vegas. Its elevation is 3,449 feet (1,051 m). As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,080.[1] Founded in 1901, Alamo is named after the Spanish word for "poplar" due to the presence of that type of tree.

Geography[edit]

Alamo lies in the Pahranagat Valley. Its economy is dependent primarily upon ranching. The closest attraction is the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge.[2]

Between Alamo and the town of Rachel is the site of the Devonian Alamo Impact Breccia.[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Alamo CDP has an area of 30.3 square miles (78.4 km2), all of it land.[1]

Shop near Alamo

Tourism[edit]

Alamo attracts tourists and truckers traveling from Las Vegas to northern Nevada and Idaho. Attractions include the nearby warm springs, wildlife refuge, Extraterrestrial Highway and Area 51. Gas stations in Alamo cater to these tourists by offering alien memorabilia. There are three truck stops, the Alamo Sinclair, the Ash Springs Shell and the Alamo truck stop, that offer large diesel filling areas to attract passing truckers. There are also four motels in Alamo, the Meadow Lane Motel, Sunset View Inn, Windmill Ridge, and A Cowboy's Dream.

Transportation[edit]

Education[edit]

Public education is provided by the Lincoln County School District, with offices in Panaca, Nevada. There are three schools in the valley, though for now the 6th, 7th and 8th are partly in the high school, as the middle school is being redone.

School Grades
Pahranagat Valley Elementary School K–5
Pahranagat Valley Middle School 6-8
Pahranagat Valley High School 9-12

Religion[edit]

There are three different religious denominations with churches in Alamo:

Services[edit]

Alamo has a police force, a volunteer fire department, phone and internet services, a medical clinic and a public library. Nevada Bank and Trust offers financial services to residents. Alamo's first radio station, KQLN 91.3 FM, went on the air on November 17, 2010, but the station's license was cancelled at licensee's request, effective on July 2, 2013.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Alamo, Nevada (Elevation 3,449ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 76
(24)
83
(28)
85
(29)
95
(35)
105
(41)
112
(44)
114
(46)
116
(47)
108
(42)
100
(38)
86
(30)
76
(24)
116
(47)
Average high °F (°C) 51.2
(10.7)
56.3
(13.5)
64.5
(18.1)
74.4
(23.6)
82.9
(28.3)
93.1
(33.9)
100.1
(37.8)
96.5
(35.8)
90.3
(32.4)
77.9
(25.5)
64.2
(17.9)
54.2
(12.3)
75.5
(24.2)
Average low °F (°C) 21.2
(−6)
25.4
(−3.7)
29.6
(−1.3)
36.6
(2.6)
42.9
(6.1)
49.8
(9.9)
57.3
(14.1)
55.5
(13.1)
46.3
(7.9)
37.5
(3.1)
28.3
(−2.1)
23.7
(−4.6)
37.9
(3.3)
Record low °F (°C) −9
(−23)
−6
(−21)
11
(−12)
14
(−10)
20
(−7)
25
(−4)
40
(4)
33
(1)
24
(−4)
11
(−12)
7
(−14)
0
(−18)
−9
(−23)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.65
(16.5)
0.64
(16.3)
0.69
(17.5)
0.56
(14.2)
0.49
(12.4)
0.16
(4.1)
0.57
(14.5)
0.71
(18)
0.27
(6.9)
0.53
(13.5)
0.45
(11.4)
0.55
(14)
6.27
(159.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 3.6
(9.1)
1.2
(3)
0.8
(2)
0.3
(0.8)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
1.3
(3.3)
7.4
(18.8)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Alamo CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Lincoln County Website, Alamo
  3. ^ A Short History of Rachel, Nevada
  4. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved April 12, 2013.