Weed Heights, Nevada

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Weed Heights
Unincorporated community
Weed Heights is located in Nevada
Weed Heights
Weed Heights
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 38°59′00″N 119°12′35″W / 38.98333°N 119.20972°W / 38.98333; -119.20972Coordinates: 38°59′00″N 119°12′35″W / 38.98333°N 119.20972°W / 38.98333; -119.20972
Country United States
State Nevada
County Lyon
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 89447

Weed Heights is an unincorporated community in Lyon County, Nevada, USA. It is adjacent to Yerington.


The Anaconda Copper Company built Weed Heights in 1952, named for Clyde E Weed, vice president in charge of Anaconda operations,[1] to support the Anaconda Mine.[2] A post office was established March 16, 1953.[1] The town was owned by Anaconda until the company was taken over by Atlantic Richfield Company.[3] Atlantic Richfield ceased operations in 1978 and sold the property in 1982 to Don Tibbals,[4] a Lyon County commissioner,[5] who subsequently sold the entire property to Arimetco, with the exception of the town of Weed Heights,[3] which is now a rental community and RV park.[6]


  1. ^ a b Carlson, Helen S. (1985). Nevada place names : a geographical dictionary. Reno: University of Nevada Press. p. 242. ISBN 0-87417-094-X. 
  2. ^ Glass, Mary Ellen and Al (1983). Touring Nevada: a historic and scenic guide. Reno: University of Nevada Press. p. 264. 
  3. ^ a b "Health Consultation" (PDF). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. August 22, 2006. p. 3. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ "ARCO Pays $2.7 Million to Contain Waste at Old Copper Mine". Environment News Service. June 29, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Lyon County Board of Commissioners". Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Weed Heights website". Retrieved March 23, 2009.