Preston, Nevada

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Preston, Nevada
Census-designated place
SR 895 in Preston
SR 895 in Preston
Preston is located in Nevada
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 38°54′49″N 115°3′38″W / 38.91361°N 115.06056°W / 38.91361; -115.06056
Country United States
State Nevada
County White Pine
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,636 ft (1,718 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 78
 • Density 65/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 32-58000
GNIS feature ID 0845604

Preston is a census-designated place in White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Preston was established by Mormon settlers in 1876, and named after William B. Preston, the fourth Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1884 and 1907.[1] The community's economy is based on agriculture and ranching. Preston is at an elevation of 5,636 feet (1,718 m). In the 2010 census it had a population of 78.[2]


  1. ^ Hall, Shawn (1994). Romancing Nevada's Past: Ghost Towns and Historic Sites of Eureka, Lander, and White Pine Counties. Reno NV: University of Nevada Press. p. 177. ISBN 9780874172287. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Preston CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 28, 2013.