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Welcome to Argenta ...

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

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


Argenta would have been located within present day Lander County<2>.

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

Argenta was founded in 1866.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Argenta: From the Latin word for silver: 'argentum'.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Argenta is 4,590 feet [1,399 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Argenta is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

If Argenta still existed, it would have been in the (775) area code.

Communities Also Named Argenta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Argenta - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Illinois, Michigan (2), Montana, Texas and Utah.

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

Communities near Argenta ...

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

  • Shoshone [Eureka County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoshone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoshone
    • Shoshone [Eureka County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Argenta
  • Jenkins [Lander County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
    • Jenkins [Lander County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Argenta
  • Battle Mountain [Lander County]
  • Beowawe [Eureka County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crescent Valley [Eureka County]
    • Dewitt Mill [Lander County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewitt Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewitt Mill
      • Dewitt Mill [Lander County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Argenta
    • Harney [Eureka County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harney
      • Harney [Eureka County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of Argenta
    • Primeaux [Eureka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primeaux
      • Primeaux [Eureka County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of Argenta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primeaux
    • Barth [Eureka County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barth
      • Barth [Eureka County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the east of Argenta
    • Lander [Lander County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lander have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lander
      • Lander [Lander County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the south of Argenta

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 Argenta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Argenta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Argenta. 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 Argenta.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nevada

About Lander County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

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 Argenta, 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 Lander, 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 Argenta - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Argenta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argenta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6744, Longitude: -116.7056       In this case, the coordinates for Argenta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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