Eureka County

Eureka County Seal, Nevada
Eureka County Seal, Nevada

Eureka County Trail Map

Eureka County was established in 1873 and splintered from Lander County when silver was discovered more than 100 miles east of Austin. The county has an area of 4,180 square miles (10,800 km2) and just 4.3 square miles (11 km2) of water. The highest point in the county is found at 10,631 ft (3240 m) in elevation known as summit of Diamond Peak in the Diamond Mountains. The population is very low and is the second to the least populated area in the state of Nevada.

The county is formed from necessity, when new mining camp’s residents complained Austin was too far to go for county business. The area named for the ancient Greek term, Eureka, meaning, “I have found it.” This term was used earlier in California and other locations. Eureka has always been the seat.

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is located within the county’s borders. The Sulphur Springs, Fish Creek, and Cortez ranges cover the largely mountainous and arid area which is drained by Pine Creek and the Humboldt River.

Eureka County Points of Interest

Articles published by Destination 4x4 which are tagged as points of interest located in Eureka County, Nevada

Diamond Springs Station

Diamond Springs Station

Diamond Springs Station is a Pony Express Station number 133 and located in a meadow in Eureka County, Nevada. Today the station is on private…

Diamond Valley Nevada – State Historical Marker #82

Diamond Valley Nevada is Nevada State Historical Marker number eighty two and is located in Eureka County, Nevada. Nevada State Historical Markers identify significant places…
Pony Express Riders "Billy" Richardson, Johnny Fry, Charles Cliff, Gus Cliff - Ernest and Elaine Hartnagle (original tintype from the Martin E. Ismert Collection - Kansas City, Missouri) - http://www.historybuff.com/library/refrichardson.html

The Pony Express Trails and Stations In Nevada

The Pony Express operated for a very brief period of time from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861. The mail service allowed quick delivery…

Nevada Historical Markers

Nevada State Historical Markers identify significant places of interest in Nevada’s history. The Nevada State Legislature started the program in 1967 to bring the state’s heritage to the public’s attention with on-site markers. Budget cuts the program became dormant in 2009.
Diamond Springs Station

Diamond Springs Station

Diamond Springs Station is a Pony Express Station number 133 and located in a meadow in Eureka County, Nevada. Today the station is on private…

Diamond Valley Nevada – State Historical Marker #82

Diamond Valley Nevada is Nevada State Historical Marker number eighty two and is located in Eureka County, Nevada. Nevada State Historical Markers identify significant places…
Pony Express Riders "Billy" Richardson, Johnny Fry, Charles Cliff, Gus Cliff - Ernest and Elaine Hartnagle (original tintype from the Martin E. Ismert Collection - Kansas City, Missouri) - http://www.historybuff.com/library/refrichardson.html

The Pony Express Trails and Stations In Nevada

The Pony Express operated for a very brief period of time from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861. The mail service allowed quick delivery…

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