Crescent Valley, Nevada

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Crescent Valley, Nevada
Unincorporated town
2014-05-31 13 56 25 Sign at the north entrance to Crescent Valley, Nevada along Nevada State Route 306-cropped.JPG
Crescent Valley is located in Nevada
Crescent Valley
Crescent Valley
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 40°24′58″N 116°34′35″W / 40.41611°N 116.57639°W / 40.41611; -116.57639Coordinates: 40°24′58″N 116°34′35″W / 40.41611°N 116.57639°W / 40.41611; -116.57639
Country United States
State Nevada
County Eureka
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,810 ft (1,470 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 392
 • Density 176/sq mi (67.9/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 89821
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code 32-16300
GNIS feature ID 849563

Crescent Valley is an unincorporated town[1] in Eureka County, Nevada, United States, directly off Nevada State Route 306. It is the site of Crescent Valley Elementary School, Crescent Valley Fair Grounds, and Crescent Valley Community Park. The census-designated place (CDP) of Crescent Valley had a population of 392 as of the 2010 census.[2]

Crescent Valley is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office has been in operation at Crescent Valley since 1963.[3] The community takes its name from the valley in which it is located, which in turn was named on account of its crescent shape.[4] Crescent Valley no longer has a U.S. Post Office, the one here was closed after 2008. A small store at the SE corner of 2nd street and SR306 has one of the only “Village Post Offices” in the state of Nevada. Postal boxes to receive mail were installed at the Fairgrounds. Mail is delivered from the Post Office in Carlin, NV by auto.

Education[edit]

While the only school in town is an elementary school, students who attend middle high school are bussed to the Battle Mountain Junior and Senior High Schools in Battle Mountain. Crescent Valley enjoys an Education Index that is above the Nevada state average.[5]

Crescent Valley

Geography[edit]

Crescent Valley is located along the western border of Eureka County, 19 miles (31 km) south of Interstate 80 and 87 miles (140 km) north of Austin. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Crescent Valley CDP has an area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), all of it land.[2] The town itself is about 1 mile in length and width with houses and streets on the outskirts reaching as far as 2 miles south and .6 miles north.

Recreation and holidays[edit]

The park in Crescent Valley is a small area consisting of two pavilions, a large area for picnicking complete with barbecues, a bathroom, a baseball field for the CVES youth baseball teams, a playground, a basketball court, and a horseshoe tossing area. The dirt hills and ditches on the outskirts of Crescent Valley are the perfect type of terrain to enjoy some dirt biking, which is the common interest between the younger kids and teens.

The town celebrates all holidays at the fairgrounds, also known as the community center, including "Founder's Day" near the end of June. Founders Day is the celebration of the town itself with games such as horseshoe tossing near the park and pig chasing at the fairgrounds. Other holidays usually are celebrated by special events and dinners at the fairgrounds. Easter is celebrated with an Easter egg hunt and a raffle for prizes at The Ranch House bar and grill on the north side of town. Trick-or-treaters can be found all throughout the town on Halloween, and every year a special "Christmas Carol" Hayride is organized in December.

Environment[edit]

According to the 2010 Air Pollution Index, Crescent Valley's air pollution is below the national average.[6]

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