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Warm Springs, Nevada
Country United States
State Nevada
County Nye
Elevation 5,423 ft (1,653 m)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 89049

Warm Springs is an unincorporated community in the Tonopah Basin and Nye County, Nevada, near the mountain pass which divides the Kawich and Hot Creek ranges (at 38°11′N 116°22′W / 38.19°N 116.37°W / 38.19; -116.37). It is located at the junction of U.S. Route 6 and State Route 375 (the "Extraterrestrial Highway"), around 40 miles east of Tonopah. There is quite literally nothing here.

History

2014-07-17 13 54 28 Ruins along U.S. Route 6 in Warm Springs, Nevada
Abandoned ruins in Warm Springs

The first settlement in Warm Springs was in 1866, when it served as a stopover for stagecoaches and other travellers. Never more than a tiny settlement, Warm Springs' population dwindled until it became a ghost town. All that remained was a single streetlight, a telephone box, and several huts built over pools filled by the warm springs that give the town its name.

Warm Springs is also the name of a new community in Nevada at a different location, intended to have a final population of 10,000. Construction was completed in 2007.


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