This Living Ghost Town In Nevada Has A Little-Known, Sinister History

The unincorporated living ghost town of Pioche is located in Lincoln County, about 180 miles northeast of Las Vegas, on the Utah border. Pioche has a reputation as being the most notorious mining town in all of Nevada where “the only law was the gun.” Despite its success as a silver mining town, Pioche’s history will always be marred by violence.

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Today, just over 1,000 people reside in this living ghost town. Pioche also containscounty administrative offices as well as the oldest grade school in the state. Its rich history and interesting architecture makes a visit to Pioche something to add to your Nevada bucket list.

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