Glendale, Nevada

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Glendale
Unincorporated community
Glendale is located in Nevada
Glendale
Glendale
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 36°39′55″N 114°34′00″W / 36.66528°N 114.56667°W / 36.66528; -114.56667Coordinates: 36°39′55″N 114°34′00″W / 36.66528°N 114.56667°W / 36.66528; -114.56667
Country United States
State Nevada
County Clark
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)

Glendale is an unincorporated community in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The community is at an elevation of 1,519 feet (463 m).[2]

Glendale was settled in 1855.[3] The community was named for the valley in which it is situated.[4] It was formally established as an unincorporated town in 1979.[5] At that time, it consisted entirely of land owned by Charlie Hester, who operated a motel, gas station, and restaurant.[5] The town's population peaked at 36, mainly comprising Hester's family and employees.[5]

In 1996, county commissioners approved a plan to redevelop Glendale as a casino resort with 600 hotel rooms, despite objections from residents of nearby Moapa Valley;[6] the project was never realized.

The town was dissolved in 2001, because its population had declined to four, making it impossible to fill the five seats on the town board.[5] Glendale later became part of the unincorporated town of Moapa Valley.[7] In 2009, the town boundaries were shifted, making Glendale part of Moapa.[7][8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ USGS GNIS Feature Detail Report for: Riverside, Clark County
  2. ^ "Glendale, NV Community Profile". HTL, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  3. ^ Helen S. Carlson (1974). Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. University of Nevada Press. p. 120.
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 15.
  5. ^ a b c d Frank Geary (December 4, 2001). "Goodbye, Glendale". Las Vegas Review-Journal – via NewsBank.
  6. ^ "Moapa Valley residents split over development". Las Vegas Sun. April 18, 1996. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  7. ^ a b "Consensus reached on town boundaries". Moapa Valley Progress. May 27, 2009. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  8. ^ "Commissioners approve new town boundaries". Moapa Valley Progress. June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2017-10-25.