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San Jacinto, Nevada
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Coordinates: 41°52′07″N 114°40′35″W / 41.86861°N 114.67639°W / 41.86861; -114.67639Coordinates: 41°52′07″N 114°40′35″W / 41.86861°N 114.67639°W / 41.86861; -114.67639
Country United States
State Nevada
County Elko
Elevation
5,200 ft (1,585 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
89825
Area code(s) 775
GNIS feature ID 845648

San Jacinto is a ghost town in along Salmon Falls Creek in northern Elko County, Nevada, United States. It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.

It was the site of a railroad station located eight miles northeast of Contact, Nevada on the Union Pacific railroad.

It is named after the San Jacinto Ranch, which in turn is named for the Battle of San Jacinto, fought in present day at present-day Houston, Texas in 1836.

The San Jacinto post office was in operation from November 1898 through April 1938.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in Nevada, −50 °F (−46 °C) was recorded in San Jacinto on January 8, 1937.

The site of the former community is just east of U.S. Route 93.or the Great Basin Highway. Most of what remains of the ghost town is what is now the San Jacinto Ranch.

San Jacinto Ranch on the way HWY 93 NV - panoramio
San Jacinto Ranch, just off U.S. Route 93, July 2009

Climate

Climate data for San Jacinto, Nevada
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 65
(18.3)
68
(20)
74
(23.3)
85
(29.4)
92
(33.3)
100
(37.8)
104
(40)
108
(42.2)
95
(35)
90
(32.2)
78
(25.6)
68
(20)
108
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 36.5
(2.5)
41.3
(5.17)
49.7
(9.83)
58.6
(14.78)
66.6
(19.22)
76.2
(24.56)
87.4
(30.78)
84.9
(29.39)
76.0
(24.44)
62.8
(17.11)
49.5
(9.72)
40.2
(4.56)
60.81
(16.005)
Average low °F (°C) 11.4
(-11.44)
16.8
(-8.44)
22.7
(-5.17)
28.7
(-1.83)
34.4
(1.33)
39.8
(4.33)
45.4
(7.44)
41.3
(5.17)
33.3
(0.72)
25.9
(-3.39)
18.3
(-7.61)
13.6
(-10.22)
27.63
(-2.426)
Record low °F (°C) -50
(-45.6)
-34
(-36.7)
-16
(-26.7)
-3
(-19.4)
11
(-11.7)
19
(-7.2)
30
(-1.1)
21
(-6.1)
10
(-12.2)
0
(-17.8)
-22
(-30)
-45
(-42.8)
-50
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.66
(16.8)
0.47
(11.9)
0.59
(15)
0.93
(23.6)
1.29
(32.8)
1.16
(29.5)
0.51
(13)
0.48
(12.2)
0.47
(11.9)
0.60
(15.2)
0.62
(15.7)
0.56
(14.2)
8.34
(211.8)
Snowfall inches (cm) 7.1
(18)
4.5
(11.4)
3.7
(9.4)
2.8
(7.1)
1.3
(3.3)
0.2
(0.5)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
0.7
(1.8)
3.1
(7.9)
5.3
(13.5)
28.9
(73.4)
Source: WRCC
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