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"Queen of the Silver Camps"

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The population of Tonopah is approximately 3,616 (1990), 2478 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,713 (1990), 1053 (2010).

The amount of land area in Tonopah is 41.986 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tonopah to Washington DC is 2282 miles. The distance to the Nevada state capital is 159 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tonopah is positioned 38.09 degrees north of the equator and 117.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Tonopah elevation is 6,030 feet above sea level.

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Tonopah location: where U.S. Highways 95 and 6 intersect about halfway between Las Vegas and Reno in the hilly area of the San Antonio Mountains

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Tonopah history:

Jim Butler, a prospector, found silver in 1900, starting the silver boom and the town of Tonopah. Tonopah is taken from the Shoshone word for "Water Brush referring to the spring which was at this location."
The settling of Tonopah: 1900
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Tonopah attractions:

Central Nevada Museum
1900 Logan Field Road
P.O. Box 326
Tonopah, NV 89049
Phone: 775-482-9676
FAX: 775-482-5423

Tonopah Historic Mining Park
This park is on the site of the original mining claim which started the silver rush to Tonopah

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