Washoe City, Nevada

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Washoe Valley, Nevada
Ghost town
Washoe Velley is located in Nevada
Washoe Velley
Washoe Velley
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 39°19′13″N 119°46′48″W / 39.32028°N 119.78000°W / 39.32028; -119.78000Coordinates: 39°19′13″N 119°46′48″W / 39.32028°N 119.78000°W / 39.32028; -119.78000
Country United States
State Nevada
County Washoe
Population (2010)
 • Total 0
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Washoe City is a ghost town in Washoe County, Nevada, in the United States. Nearby there is a new community called New Washoe City.

History[edit]

Washoe was founded in 1861 as a lumbering camp for Virginia City and was the country seat in that year.[1] By a few years after the population was about 5,000 people, but only 2,500 were residents. After the Virginia and Truckee Railroad has finished, Washoe has lost it importance.[2] In 1871, the seat of the county has moved to Reno and in 1880, only 200 people lived there. In the early of the 20th century Washoe was empty. Nowadys there are many remains of many original buildings.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WASHOE COUNTY GHOST TOWNS". NVGHOSTTOWNS.COM. July 9, 2007. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "WASHOE COUNTY GHOST TOWNS". NVGHOSTTOWNS.COM. July 9, 2007. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "WASHOE CITY". ghosttowns.com. Retrieved June 18, 2013.