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Amargosa, Nevada

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Welcome to Amargosa ...

So far, we have found very little information about Amargosa. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Amargosa to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Amargosa, please Contact Us.

Amargosa would have been located within present day Nye County<2>.

The location of Amargosa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

Amargosa was founded in 1901.

The community of Amargosa has also been called Amargosa Station. and Amagoshe (and there are additional names). For more information about the names of Amargosa, see The Names of Amargosa on our Genealogy Page.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Amargosa is 2,770 feet [844 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Amargosa is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Amargosa was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Amargosa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Amargosa - it's located in Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amargosa.

Communities near Amargosa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Amargosa.

  • Crystal [Nye County]
  • Mercury [Nye County]
  • Johnnie [Nye County]
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    • Johnnie [Nye County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Amargosa
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  • Amargosa Valley [Nye County]
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    • Wahmonie [Nye County] - Historic
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      • Wahmonie [Nye County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Amargosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahmonie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wahmonie has also been known as:
      • Horn Silver Mine
    • Scranton [Inyo County] - Historic
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      • Scranton [Inyo County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Amargosa
    • Death Valley Junction [Inyo County]
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      • Death Valley Junction [Inyo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southwest of Amargosa
      • Former names for Death Valley Junction:
      • Amargosa
      • Death Valley
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Death Valley Junction<6>
    • Indian Springs [Clark County]
    • Pahrump [Nye County]
    • Lila C [Inyo County] - Historic
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      • Lila C [Inyo County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Amargosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lila C have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amargosa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amargosa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amargosa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amargosa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amargosa. See our Newspapers Page for Amargosa.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Amargosa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Nye, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amargosa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amargosa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amargosa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AmargosaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amargosa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5697, Longitude: -116.1584       In this case, the coordinates for Amargosa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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