There are many small towns located throughout Nevada. Some of the towns are so small that if you blink, you just might miss them. Here are 12 really small towns located throughout Nevada that you may or may not know exist:
1. Empire, NV (Population 217)
Empire, founded in 1923, is a ghost town located in Washoe County. At one time this ghost town had over 750 people before U.S. Gypsum Corporation, the town's main source of employment, closed.
2. Lund, NV (Population 375)
Located in White Pine County, Lund was first settled in 1898 by Latter-day Saints.
3. Mina, NV (Population 269)
Mina is located in Mineral County and was founded as a railroad town in 1905.
4. Duckwater, NV (Population 334)
Duckwater is an American village located in the central portion of Nevada in Nye County.
5. Crescent Valley, NV (Population 392)
Crescent Valley is an unincorporated community in Eureka County. This small community includes Crescent Valley Elementary School, Crescent Valley Park and Crescent Valley Fair Grounds. All holidays are celebrated at the fairgrounds.
6. Blue Diamond, NV (Population 290)
Blue Diamond is a rural community located in Clark County. This small community includes a park, city pool, library, event hall, elementary school, church, general store and gas station.
7. Gabbs, NV (Population 269)
Gabbs was founded in 1941 and is home to Nevada's oldest, continuously operated mine.
8. Nixon, NV (Population 374)
Nixon is located in Washoe County and was named after Senator George Stuart Nixon, who represented Nevada in the U.S. Senate during the years 1905-1912.
9. Baker, NV (Population 385)
Baker, located in White Pine County, was founded during the 1890s and is located 5 miles outside the main entrance of Great Basin National Park.
10. Gerlach, NV (Population 206)
Gerlach, located in Washoe County, was founded in 1906 during the construction of the Feather River Route of the Western Pacific Railroad.
11. Cal-Nev-Ari, NV (Population 244)
Cal-Nev-Ari is located on U.S. Route 95 in Clark County. This small town was created during the mid-1960s by Nancy and Slim Kidwell, and the town's name is an abbreviation of California, Nevada and Arizona.
12. Sutcliffe, NV (Population 253)
Sutcliffe is a small community in Washoe County and is part of the Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Have you visited any of these small Nevada towns? Are you currently a resident of one? Feel free to share in the comments below!