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Crescent Valley, Nevada
2014-05-31 13 56 25 Sign at the north entrance to Crescent Valley, Nevada along Nevada State Route 306-cropped.JPG
Country United States
State Nevada
County Eureka
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
4,810 ft (1,470 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 392
 • Density 176/sq mi (67.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
89821
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code 32-16300
GNIS feature ID 849563

Crescent Valley is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Eureka County, Nevada, United States, directly off Nevada State Route 306. It is the site of Crescent Valley Elementary School, Crescent Valley Fair Grounds, and Crescent Valley Community Park. It had a population of 392 as of the 2010 census.

Crescent Valley is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Crescent Valley is located along the western border of Eureka County, 19 miles (31 km) south of Interstate 80 and 87 miles (140 km) north of Austin. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Crescent Valley CDP has an area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), all of it land. The town itself is about 1 mile in length and width with houses and streets on the outskirts reaching as far as 2 miles south and .6 miles north.

Recreation and holidays

The park in Crescent Valley is a small area consisting of two pavilions, a large area for picnicking complete with barbecues, a bathroom, a baseball field for the CVES youth baseball teams, a playground, a basketball court, and a horseshoe tossing area. The dirt hills and ditches on the outskirts of Crescent Valley are the perfect type of terrain to enjoy some dirt biking, which is the common interest between the younger kids and teens.

The town celebrates all holidays at the fairgrounds, also known as the community center, including "Founder's Day" near the end of June. Founders Day is the celebration of the town itself with games such as horseshoe tossing near the park and pig chasing at the fairgrounds. Other holidays usually are celebrated by special events and dinners at the fairgrounds. Easter is celebrated with an Easter egg hunt and a raffle for prizes at The Ranch House bar and grill on the north side of town. Trick-or-treaters can be found all throughout the town on Halloween, and every year a special "Christmas Carol" Hayride is organized in December.

Climate

Spring time climate is variable, with comparably high and low temperatures, with a considerable amount of rain and thunderstorms. Thunderstorms have, in the past, caused rolling blackouts and loss of reception. Most citizens find it in their best interest to acquire a generator.

The summer time is very hot, reaching the low 100s. There is still a lot of wind and clouds, however, so it is not good weather to swim in. The most common sources of home cooling are evaporative coolers.

Fall is a cold time of year, with showers beginning around this time. The temperature variation ends, and maintains a relatively constant average in the 60s.

Winter is an extremely cold time of year, getting into the low negatives, often accompanied by 1–2 feet of snow. Although they keep the roads plowed, ice is still a serious danger on the roads in and out of Crescent Valley.

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