Weed Heights, Nevada

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Weed Heights
Unincorporated community
Weed Heights is located in Nevada
Weed Heights
Weed Heights
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 38°59′00″N 119°12′35″W / 38.98333°N 119.20972°W / 38.98333; -119.20972Coordinates: 38°59′00″N 119°12′35″W / 38.98333°N 119.20972°W / 38.98333; -119.20972
Country United States
State Nevada
County Lyon
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 89447

Weed Heights is an unincorporated community in Lyon County, Nevada, USA. It is adjacent to Yerington.

History[edit]

The Anaconda Copper Company built Weed Heights in the 1950s to support the Anaconda Mine.[1] The town was owned by Anaconda until the company was taken over by Atlantic Richfield Company.[2] Atlantic Richfield ceased operations in 1978 and sold the property in 1982 to Don Tibbals,[3] a Lyon County commissioner,[4] who subsequently sold the entire property to Arimetco, with the exception of the town of Weed Heights,[2] which is now a rental community and RV park.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glass, Mary Ellen and Al (1983). Touring Nevada: a historic and scenic guide. Reno: University of Nevada Press. p. 264. 
  2. ^ a b "Health Consultation". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. August 22, 2006. p. 3. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  3. ^ "ARCO Pays $2.7 Million to Contain Waste at Old Copper Mine". Environment News Service. June 29, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Lyon County Board of Commissioners". Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  5. ^ "Weed Heights website". Retrieved 2009-03-23.