Rox, Nevada

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Rox is an extinct town in Lincoln County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place.[1]

History[edit]

The first settlement at Rox was made about 1902.[2] A post office was established at Rox in 1921, and remained in operation until 1949.[3] The community was named from the rocky condition of the original town site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rox
  2. ^ a b Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 46.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rox Post Office (historical)

Coordinates: 36°52′51″N 114°40′02″W / 36.88083°N 114.66722°W / 36.88083; -114.66722