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Elgin
Ghost town
Country United States
State Nevada
County Lincoln
Elevation 3,410 ft (1,040 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 14
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Elgin /ˈɛln/ is a ghost town located between Caliente and Carp, Nevada on the eastern banks of the Meadow Valley Wash off of Nevada State Route 317.

A former railroad town, it is now the location of the Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site, a one-room schoolhouse museum. There is an apple orchard nearby.

As of May 2008, the State Historic Site is permanently closed due to the damage to the only road leading to the site, Nevada State Route 317, caused by flooding.

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