North Fork, Nevada

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North Fork, Nevada
Skyline of North Fork, Nevada
North Fork is located in Nevada
North Fork
North Fork
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 41°28′57″N 115°49′00″W / 41.48250°N 115.81667°W / 41.48250; -115.81667Coordinates: 41°28′57″N 115°49′00″W / 41.48250°N 115.81667°W / 41.48250; -115.81667
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyElko
Elevation
6,125 ft (1,867 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

North Fork is an unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada, United States.[1] The ZIP Code of North Fork, Nevada is 89801.

History[edit]

A post office was established at North Fork in 1889, and remained in operation until 1944.[2] A variant name is "Northfork".[1] The community takes its name from nearby North Fork Humboldt River.[3] Due to its small size, some writers classify North Fork as a ghost town.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: North Fork
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: North Fork Post Office (historical)
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 27.
  4. ^ http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nv/northfork.htm