Black Forest, Nevada

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Black Forest is an extinct town in Elko County, in the U.S. state of Nevada.[1]

History[edit]

The first settlement at Black Forest was made in 1872.[2] A post office was established at Black Forest in 1926, and remained in operation until 1943.[3][4] The community was named for the dark character of the forest near the original town site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Black Forest (historical)
  2. ^ a b Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 21.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Black Forest Post Office (historical)

Coordinates: 39°55′20″N 115°52′23″W / 39.92222°N 115.87306°W / 39.92222; -115.87306