Frenchman, Nevada

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Frenchman, Nevada
Former community
Frenchman is located in Nevada
Frenchman
Frenchman
Coordinates: 39°16′46″N 118°16′12″W / 39.27944°N 118.27000°W / 39.27944; -118.27000Coordinates: 39°16′46″N 118°16′12″W / 39.27944°N 118.27000°W / 39.27944; -118.27000
Country United States
State Nevada
County Churchill
Elevation 4,157 ft (1,267 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 857995[1]

Frenchman, also known as Frenchman's Station or Bermond, was a community in Churchill County, Nevada, United States. Frenchman was located along U.S. Route 50 30 miles (48 km) east-southeast of Fallon. The community was founded in 1904 as a stagecoach stop; it took its name from Aime "Frenchy" Bermond, a French immigrant. During its existence, the community primarily consisted of a hotel and restaurant along the highway. The U.S. Navy bought out the community in 1985 due to its proximity to the Dixie Valley bombing range, and its remaining buildings were demolished two years later.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frenchman". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Hodges, Barbara. "Frenchman's Station aka Bermold". Online Nevada Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 29, 2017.