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Alamo, Nevada
Unincorporated town
2015-01-16 09 28 25 View north along U.S. Route 93 in Alamo, Nevada.JPG
Country United States
State Nevada
County Lincoln
Area
 • Total 30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Land 30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,449 ft (1,051 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,080
 • Density 35.68/sq mi (13.78/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 89001
FIPS code 32-00500
GNIS feature ID 0845339

Alamo is an unincorporated town in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, about 90 miles (140 km) north of Las Vegas along U.S. Route 93. Its elevation is 3,449 feet (1,051 m). As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,080. Founded in 1901, Alamo is named after the Spanish word for "poplar" due to the localized presence of that type of tree.

Geography

Alamo lies in the Pahranagat Valley. Its economy is dependent primarily upon ranching. The closest attraction is the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge.

Between Alamo and the town of Rachel is the site of the Devonian Alamo Impact Breccia.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Alamo census-designated place has an area of 30.3 square miles (78.4 km2), all of it land.

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Tourism

Alamo attracts tourists and truckers traveling from Las Vegas to northern Nevada and Idaho. Attractions include the nearby warm springs, wildlife refuge, Extraterrestrial Highway and Area 51. Gas stations in Alamo cater to these tourists by offering alien memorabilia. There are two truck stops, the Alamo Sinclair, the Ash Springs Shell, that offer large diesel filling areas to attract passing truckers. There are also four motels in Alamo, the Alamo Inn, Sunset View Inn, Windmill Ridge, and A Cowboy's Dream.

Transportation

  • Alamo Landing Field

Religion

There are three different religious denominations with churches in Alamo:

Services

Alamo has a police force, a volunteer fire department, phone and internet services, a medical clinic, and a public library. Nevada Bank and Trust offers financial services to residents. Alamo's first radio station, KQLN 91.3 FM, went on the air on November 17, 2010, but the station's license was cancelled at licensee's request, effective on July 2, 2013.

Climate

Climate data for Alamo, Nevada (Elevation 3,449ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 76
(24.4)
83
(28.3)
85
(29.4)
95
(35)
105
(40.6)
112
(44.4)
114
(45.6)
116
(46.7)
108
(42.2)
100
(37.8)
86
(30)
76
(24.4)
116
(46.7)
Average high °F (°C) 51.2
(10.67)
56.3
(13.5)
64.5
(18.06)
74.4
(23.56)
82.9
(28.28)
93.1
(33.94)
100.1
(37.83)
96.5
(35.83)
90.3
(32.39)
77.9
(25.5)
64.2
(17.89)
54.2
(12.33)
75.5
(24.17)
Average low °F (°C) 21.2
(-6)
25.4
(-3.67)
29.6
(-1.33)
36.6
(2.56)
42.9
(6.06)
49.8
(9.89)
57.3
(14.06)
55.5
(13.06)
46.3
(7.94)
37.5
(3.06)
28.3
(-2.06)
23.7
(-4.61)
37.9
(3.28)
Record low °F (°C) -9
(-22.8)
-6
(-21.1)
11
(-11.7)
14
(-10)
20
(-6.7)
25
(-3.9)
40
(4.4)
33
(0.6)
24
(-4.4)
11
(-11.7)
7
(-13.9)
0
(-17.8)
-9
(-22.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.65
(16.5)
0.64
(16.3)
0.69
(17.5)
0.56
(14.2)
0.49
(12.4)
0.16
(4.1)
0.57
(14.5)
0.71
(18)
0.27
(6.9)
0.53
(13.5)
0.45
(11.4)
0.55
(14)
6.27
(159.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 3.6
(9.1)
1.2
(3)
0.8
(2)
0.3
(0.8)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
1.3
(3.3)
7.4
(18.8)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center

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