Cobre, Nevada

Cobre is a ghost town in Elko County, Nevada, United States.[1]

Cobre, Nevada
Surviving buildings in Cobre (September 2007). Both buildings were owned by the Nevada Northern Railway; the structure on the left is a handcar shed, and the structure on the right is an engine house.
Surviving buildings in Cobre (September 2007). Both buildings were owned by the Nevada Northern Railway; the structure on the left is a handcar shed, and the structure on the right is an engine house.
Cobre is located in Nevada
Cobre
Cobre
Location within the state of Nevada
Cobre is located in the United States
Cobre
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Cobre (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°06′43″N 114°24′03″W / 41.11194°N 114.40083°W / 41.11194; -114.40083Coordinates: 41°06′43″N 114°24′03″W / 41.11194°N 114.40083°W / 41.11194; -114.40083
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyElko
Elevation
5,922 ft (1,805 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID845410

OverviewEdit

The town was located at the former interchange point between the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Nevada Northern Railway, and came into being when construction of the Nevada Northern began in 1905. The Nevada Northern was constructed primarily to serve the copper mines and smelter near Ely, Nevada; cobre is Spanish for "copper."[2] In 1910, Cobre reached its peak population with a total of 60 residents.[3]

A post office was established at Cobre in 1906. It was discontinued in 1956.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cobre". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 22.
  3. ^ "Elko County, Nevada". Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cobre Post Office (historical)

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