Valmy, Nevada

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Valmy, Nevada
Census-designated place
North Valmy Generating Station
North Valmy Generating Station
Valmy is located in Nevada
Valmy
Valmy
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 40°47′34″N 117°07′36″W / 40.79278°N 117.12667°W / 40.79278; -117.12667Coordinates: 40°47′34″N 117°07′36″W / 40.79278°N 117.12667°W / 40.79278; -117.12667
Country United States
State Nevada
County Humboldt
Area
 • Total 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Land 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37
 • Density 10/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 32-78200
Reference No. 167

Valmy is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, Nevada, United States, named after the Battle of Valmy in France.[1] It is home to Newmont Mining's large Lone Tree gold-mining complex; mining ended there in 2007,[2] though a small gold resource remains in place there.[3] Valmy is also home to the North Valmy Generating Station, jointly owned by NV Energy and Idaho Power.[4]

Valmy has a post office, with the ZIP code 89438. As of the 2010 census, the community had a population of 37.[5]

History[edit]

Established in 1910 by the Southern Pacific Railroad as a section point, it became Valmy on March 24, 1915. The post office from Stone House, Nevada, was moved to Valmy at that time.[1] In 1932 Eugene DiGrazia bought Valmy's gas station, store, post office and bus depot.[6]

Popular culture[edit]

In August 1977 Eric Meola shot photographs of Bruce Springsteen in Valmy, including one in front of DiGrazia's gas station. In 2010 one of the photographs became cover art for The Promise.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Valmy: Nevada historical marker 167". Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Newmont 2007 financial and operating results.
  3. ^ 2009 Reserves and Non-Reserve Mineralization
  4. ^ North Valmy Generating Station
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Valmy CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Owner of Nevada town dies". Las Vegas Review Journal. 3 December 1990. 
  7. ^ Kirst, Sean (16 November 2010). "Eastwood native Eric Meola and Bruce Springsteen: A desert storm and 'The Promise'". The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY). Retrieved 2 July 2011. 

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