If a tree falls in small Nevada town with a population less than 100, does it make a sound? Yes, but less than 100 people (based on the 2010 U.S. Census) will hear it. In other words, the following 12 places are peaceful, quaint and quiet Nevada towns.
Middlegate, population 17, literally had a tree that fell. It was the popular Shoe Tree along "The Loneliest Road in America," and it was cut down by an unknown vandal. Don’t worry, there is a new shoe tree now. Middlegate is home to the Middlegate Station and its infamous Monster Burger.
Located 5 miles east of the main entrance of Great Basin National Park with a population of 68, Baker has a school, lodging and a small but prominent artist community. Biff Henderson of the former Late Show with David Letterman once said: “It's quiet, peaceful, beautiful and the people are friendly."
3. Cherry Creek
A former boom town producing more than $20 million in ore, today the 140-year-old Cherry Creek is enjoying the peace and quiet of only 72 residents.
Located on the Nevada-Oregon state line, 47 people call this quiet town home. There’s a post office, a community center, library, school and bar.
Jarbidge was the site of one of the Old West’s last gold rushes and where the last stagecoach robbery took place in 1916. Today, with a population of 51, there’s mostly a lot of peace and quiet.
Luning is located between Hawthorne and Mina. It was once an active railroad loading facility. Now it's home to a community of 87.
With a school, two small bars and a market/motel, Montello and its 84 residents are nestled within the Elko area, surrounded by various cattle ranching operations. The town peaked in the 1910s and early 1920s.
The quiet Nevada town of Nelson and its 37 residents live in the Eldorado Mountains in the southeast region of the Eldorado Valley. The town is comprised of homes, a river and the mining tour business for the historic Techatticup Mine.
The scenic agricultural and ranching community of Preston is home to 78 people.
Located 77 miles east of Elko, the high desert community of Oasis has a population of 29.
Located along the Extraterrestrial Highway, Rachel has gained notoriety as the closest town to the infamous Area 51. Apart from the occasional alien-obsessed visitor at its alien-themed motel and restaurant the Little A’le’Inn, it’s a quiet town with a population of 54.
There are 37 residents in Valmy, which is home to the former Newmont Mining Lone Tree gold-mining complex and the North Valmy Generating Station.