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Arthur, Nevada
Arthur, Nevada is located in Nevada
Arthur, Nevada
Arthur, Nevada
Location in Nevada
Arthur, Nevada is located in the United States
Arthur, Nevada
Arthur, Nevada
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Nevada
County Elko
6,348 ft (1,935 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID 858749

Arthur is an unincorporated community and ghost town in Nevada, United States.


About fifty inhabitants lived in the Pole Canyon in 1881, before a post office opened on April 21 of that year. Two related stories explain the origin of the name of the town. The first is that the post office was named for Chester Arthur, president of United States at the time and the second explain that the town was named after the first postmaster, Arthur Gedne.

Ranching was always the main economic activity in Arthur. Most of the ranches remained in the same family for generations. A number of ranches continue to operate in and around Arthur. Many 19th-century buildings are still in use.

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