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Valmy, Nevada
Census-designated place
Valmy Station and Post Office
Valmy Station and Post Office
Country United States
State Nevada
County Humboldt
Area
 • Total 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Land 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37
 • Density 10.09/sq mi (3.89/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 32-78200
Nevada Historical Marker
Reference #: 167

Valmy is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, Nevada, United States, named after the Battle of Valmy in France. It is home to Newmont Mining's large Lone Tree gold-mining complex; mining ended there in 2007, though a small gold resource remains in place there. Valmy is also home to the North Valmy Generating Station, jointly owned by NV Energy and Idaho Power.

Valmy has a post office, with the ZIP code 89438. As of the 2010 census, the community had a population of 37.

History

Established in 1910 by the Southern Pacific Railroad as a section point, it became Valmy on March 24, 1915. The post office from Stone House, Nevada, was moved to Valmy at that time. In 1932 Eugene DiGrazia bought Valmy's gas station, store, post office and bus depot.

Popular culture

In August 1977 Eric Meola shot photographs of Bruce Springsteen in Valmy, including one in front of DiGrazia's gas station. In 2010 one of the photographs became cover art for The Promise.

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