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Welcome to Ely ...

The city of Ely is located in the Steptoe Valley.

Ely is located in White Pine County<1> and is the County Seat for White Pine County.

The pronunciation of Ely: EE-lee<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ely has a population of 3,993 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ely.

The community of Ely is 6,410 feet [1,954 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Ely is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Ely lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Ely: (775)

The ZIP code for Ely: 89301<5>

Websites for Ely ...

Official Website: www.ci.ely.nv.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ely had an population of 3,993 people. This is a decrease of 6.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ely had a population of 4,255 people (or 42.42% of the total population of White Pine County). This makes Ely the county's most populous community.

The population of Ely represents 0.16% of the total population of Nevada (which has 2,700,551 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,255 people, the population of Ely increased 5.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,041 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ely.

Adding Ely to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ely in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ely was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map of Nevada (1883).

We also found Ely in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ely on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ely ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Ely - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Vermont and Virginia.

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

Communities near Ely ...

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

  • Copper Flat [White Pine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Flat
    • Copper Flat [White Pine County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Ely
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper Flat
  • Keystone [White Pine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [White Pine County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Ely
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
  • Ruth [White Pine County]
  • McGill Junction [White Pine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGill Junction
    • McGill Junction [White Pine County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Ely
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGill Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Adverse [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adverse
      • Adverse [White Pine County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Ely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adverse have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McGill [White Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGill
      • McGill [White Pine County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Ely
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGill
    • Steptoe [White Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steptoe
      • Steptoe [White Pine County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Ely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steptoe have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steptoe
    • Taylor [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [White Pine County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Ely
    • Majors Place [White Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majors Place
      • Majors Place [White Pine County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Ely
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majors Place
    • Piermont [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piermont
      • Piermont [White Pine County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the northeast of Ely
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Piermont. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ely. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ely.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ely ...

Looking for more information about Ely? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ely, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ely.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nevada

About White Pine County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ely: www.ci.ely.nv.us/

The official website for White Pine County: www.co.white-pine.nv.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including White Pine, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ely. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ely.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ely - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ely). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ely or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ely) 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 Ely. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ely. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2504, Longitude: -114.8826    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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