Palmetto, Nevada

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An abandoned building in Palmetto. Photo courtesy Mark Holloway.

Palmetto, Nevada is a ghost town in Esmeralda County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. Palmetto was founded and established in 1866, the time when silver was found. Although the town was abandoned in a year, folks returned in 1906 when mines were reopened and several businesses started up as well. However, this lasted only a few months as well, as people abandoned Palmetto for Blair. The same kind of attempt at a comeback was made in 1920 with the same results. All that stands today are the remains of old buildings.[1]


  1. ^ "Palmetto: Nevada Ghost Town". Retrieved 2012-07-13. 

Coordinates: 37°26′40″N 117°41′41″W / 37.44444°N 117.69472°W / 37.44444; -117.69472