This Nearly Abandoned Nevada Mining Town Has A Truly Nefarious Past
The small ghost town of Nelson is nestled in Eldorado Canyon, in the Eldorado Mountains of Clark County between Las Vegas and Laughlin. Just over four square miles in size and housing a population of just 37, the history of the abandoned Nelson ghost town is full of bloodshed and corruption.
If you’d like to check it out for yourself but can’t quite make it out there, this delightful video might be helpful:
Not unlike other Nevada ghost towns, Nelson also experienced a boom and bust during the Silver State’s gold rush. However, this nearly abandoned Nevada Mining town has a far more nefarious past. If you’re a fan of the Fallout games, you’ve likely explored a virtual version of Nelson already!
Have you visited Nelson ghost town, toured the mine, and seen the plane prop? Please share your experiences with this abandoned Nevada town in the comments. If you haven’t been yet, it makes for a great day trip from Las Vegas!
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What is the most evil town in Nevada?
The most evil towns in Nevada include:
- Las Vegas. Come on, they don’t call it “Sin City” for nothing.
- Metropolis is a ghost town with a sinister history.
- Virginia City: they say it’s outrageously haunted. We’re inclined to agree with this assessment.
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If you ask us, there’s really no such thing as an “evil” town, though some towns do have a bit of a creepy backstory (and Nevada is no stranger to that).
Which Nevada ghost towns are worth visiting?
Nevada ghost towns worth visiting include:
- Pine Grove, a little-known creepy ghost town way out in the desert. It was established in 1866, and it was a ghost town by the 1930s.
- Delmar was originally founded in 1889 when, of course, gold was discovered nearby. The mine would close in 1909, and the place has been a ghost town since the 1930s.
- Paradise Valley is a ridiculously beautiful place that’s way more serene than you’d ever think a ghost town could be.
- Rhyolite, which is delightfully creepy and said to be the site of many a haunted place!
Learn more about other ghost towns in Nevada.
How many ghost towns in Nevada are there?
There are roughly 600 ghost towns in Nevada, some of which are:
- Gold Center
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At the time of this writing, there are more than 600 known ghost towns in NV. Many of them have no trace at all left, though, and aren’t worth trying to find.