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Elgin, Nevada
Elgin, Nevada is located in Nevada
Elgin, Nevada
Elgin, Nevada
Location in Nevada
Elgin, Nevada is located in the United States
Elgin, Nevada
Elgin, Nevada
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Nevada
County Lincoln
Elevation
3,410 ft (1,040 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)

Elgin 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.

The first settlement at Elgin was made in 1882. A post office was established at Elgin in 1913, and remained in operation until 1966.

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

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