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Statistics & Facts

The Nevada state capital is Carson City.
The population of Hawthorne is approximately 3,700 (2000), 3269 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,858 (1990), 1539 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hawthorne is 3.837 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hawthorne to Washington DC is 2360 miles.
The distance to the Nevada state capital is 76 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hawthorne is positioned 38.52 degrees north of the equator and 118.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hawthorne elevation is 4,255 feet above sea level.
The average summer temperature is 77 degrees F.


in the west central Nevada high desert. 130 miles SE of Reno on US Hwy 95 about five miles southeast of Walker Lake. It is between Fallon and Tonopah. It is about 65 miles to Yosemite and 104 miles to Tonopah, Nevada

Hawthorne, on the main Las Vegas-Reno highway, also serves as Nevada's gateway to Yosemite and the eastern Sierra via the Pole Line Road, Nevada 359, which connects with US 395 and the Tioga Pass.
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mild winters and hot summers. Here is a weather page for Hawthorne.
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History & History Related Items

Here is history information for Hawthorne.

Hawthorne was founded in 1881 by the Carson & Colorado Railroad as a division point for their lines. They say it was the mules which chose the site. They turned them loose to graze and they found the most sheltered place to protect themselves from the freezing winds and cold. The workers followed the mules lead and established the town in the best location around the area.

Hawthorne was the county seat of Esmeralda County in 1883. The previous seat had been Aurora. By 1900, the Southern Pacific had taken over the Carson & Colorado Railroad. In 1905, the railroad changed to standard gauge rails and built around the east side of Walker Lake, bypassing Hawthorne completely. In 1907, the county seat was removed from Hawthorne and placed in Goldfield. The town didn't grow greatly over the years reaching a population of just 1,861 by 1950. When Lake Denmark, New Jersey was blown up by an explosion at the naval ammunition depot there, the government wanted to find a not so populated place for their depot, plus a place where the land was not so valuable. They decided on Hawthorne. The depot helped the town through WWII, but over the years, the ammunition depot's role is diminishing. The Gulf War helped the local economy and the base, now overseen by civilians, has more munitions than ever before.
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Walker Lake

north of town on Base headquarters.
Hawthorne, Nevada
Phone: 775-945-1111
Bring your clubs to our cool green paradise. Golf here is pure pleasure: nine inviting holes, plus clubhouse, gift/pro shop and bar in a uniquely beautiful historical setting. Flat and extremely well tended. We're friendly, inexpensive, uncrowded and unforgettable! Tee times from 7am to 7pm.

Mineral County Museum
400 Tenth Street
P.O. Box 1584
Hawthorne, Nevada 89415
Phone: (775) 945-5142

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Hawthorne City Government

Hawthorne Municipal Airport
The longest runway is paved and goes about 4800 feet. The airport is about one mile from town and is at an elevation of 4,215 feet above sea level.
Phone: 702-945-3897

Mineral County Economic Development Partnership
P.O. Box 1635
Hawthorne, NV 89415

Hawthorne Chamber

Mineral County Chamber of Commerce
932 E St.
PO Box 1635
Hawthorne, Nevada 89415
Phone: 775-945-5896
Fax: 775-945-1257

Hawthorne Community News

2002, April 22
Part-time merchandiser needed in Hawthorne, NV, for a once a month, approx. 15 min. job at a local grocery store. $ 15.00 per month. Please call Shelly with DSI @ 702-630-8456

Hawthorne Community Events

Walker Lake Migratory Bird Festival - April
Armed Forces Day (Parade, fireworks, HwAAP Open House) - May
Hawthorne Classic Autocross - May
Walker Lake July 4th Celebration
VFW Chili Cookoff - Mid July
Sail Regatta - August
Walker River Pinenut Festival - September
Walker Lake Fishing Derby - Thanksgiving

Hawthorne Organizations

Mineral County Chamber of Commerce
932 E St.
PO Box 1635
Hawthorne, Nevada 89415
Phone: 775-945-5896
Fax: 775-945-1257

Hawthorne Libraries

Mineral County Public Library
110 1st St
Hawthorne, NV 89415
Phone: 702-945-2778

Hawthorne Schools

Mineral County Superintendent
503 C St
Hawthorne, NV 89415
Phone: 702-945-2403

Hawthorne Elementary Middle School
751 A St
Hawthorne, NV 89415
Phone: 702-945-2411

Mineral County High School
601 A St
Hawthorne, NV 89415
Phone: 702-945-3332

Babbitt Primary School
21st St
Hawthorne, NV 89415
Phone: 702-945-2132 Hawthorne


The population of Hawthorne was:
1890 - 337
1900 - 436
1910 - 471
1930 - 680
1940 - 1,009
1950 - 1,861
1990 - 4,162
2000 - 3,700

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