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The Nevada state capital is Carson City.
The population of McGill is approximately 1148 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 576 (1990), 473 (2010).
The amount of land area in McGill is 2.104 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from McGill to Washington DC is 2142 miles.
The distance to the Nevada state capital is 282 miles. (as the crow flies)
McGill is positioned 39.39 degrees north of the equator and 114.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

McGill Nevada was heavily involved with Copper Minning at the Kennecott copper mine, the largest open copper pit mine in the world. The mine was in Ruth Nevada and the Smelter was in McGill.
Children had to take a train to White Pine County High School in Ely Nevada, some 13 miles away. My mother, Peggy Joudas, was born and raised in this tiny Nevada town. She worked at the McGill Bank 2 1/2 years, and at Ely National Bank in Ely for another 2 1/2 years. She left McGill for San Francisco at age 24 (1945).
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