Hobson, Nevada

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Ghost town
Hobson is located in Nevada
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 40°4′28″N 115°31′58″W / 40.07444°N 115.53278°W / 40.07444; -115.53278Coordinates: 40°4′28″N 115°31′58″W / 40.07444°N 115.53278°W / 40.07444; -115.53278
Country United States
State Nevada
County White Pine
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 862784

Hobson is a ghost town in White Pine County, Nevada, United States, in or near Ruby Valley. Located at an altitude of 6,020 feet (1,835 m), it lies at the site of Fort Ruby, a National Historic Landmark.[1][2]


Fort Ruby, near Hobson was established in 1862 to protect the Overland Trail's important connection between California and the Union States during the American Civil War. It was located at the east entrance to the Overland Pass into Ruby Valley.