Tuscarora, Nevada

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Tuscarora, Nevada
Unincorporated community
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Tuscarora is located in Nevada
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 41°18′50″N 116°13′12″W / 41.31389°N 116.22000°W / 41.31389; -116.22000Coordinates: 41°18′50″N 116°13′12″W / 41.31389°N 116.22000°W / 41.31389; -116.22000
Country United States
State Nevada
County Elko
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Reference no. 48

Tuscarora is an unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada. It is home to two small schools provided by the Elko County School District. Tuscarora is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Tuscarora was founded in Elko County after an expedition by trader William Heath to find gold. It was named for a warship from the Civil War. As miners flocked to the town, a fort was built to offer protection from Indian raids and a water ditch was created to supply the town with water. Many Chinese men who had been employed by the Central Pacific Railroad (CPR) relocated to the town and began placer mining. A boom began following the discovery of silver ore.[1]

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  1. ^ "Tuscarora Mystery," Northeastern Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 2008, Issue 2, pp 38-40

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