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The Tiny Nevada Ghost Town You Could Spend Hours Exploring

Located in Nye County approximately 60 miles northeast of Tonopah, this once thriving mining town—now little more than a tiny Nevada ghost town—was discovered in 1866 when a local Native American led White prospectors to an area where silver ore had been found; however, it wasn’t until 1874 that Tybo became an established mining town. Its name comes from the Shoshone word “tybbabo” or “tai-vu” which means “White man’s district.”

After starting out as a nice, quiet town, not unlike other boom and bust towns in Nevada, racial and ethnic problems led to violence. Today, this tiny Nevada ghost town town is rich in Nevada history and is a rather interesting place to go exploring. Take a look.

Today, a few people call this tiny Nevada ghost town home, but, for the most part, this once thriving mining town is yet another in a long list of Nevada ghost towns. Interestingly, Tybo’s charcoal kilns are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Have you explored this interesting and historic tiny Nevada ghost town? Please share your experiences below.

Natalie Faulk
Natalie Faulk is a southern California-born, Colorado-raised, Las Vegas-based freelance writer, blogger, and the author of several books. In what little spare time she has, Natalie enjoys cooking, movies, comedy, and dancing.