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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.

The location of Amargosa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Amargosa was founded in 1901.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Amargosa is 2,770 feet [844 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation 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 near Amargosa ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   DirDistance
Death Valley Junction (CA)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Lila C (CA) - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Scranton (CA) - Historic   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Amargosa Valley   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crystal   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Indian Springs   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Amargosa.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amargosa. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amargosa.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Amargosa:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nevada

About Nye County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Nye County:

The official website for State of Nevada:

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.

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<2>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amargosa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 Amargosa

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amargosa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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