Jack Creek, Nevada

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Jack Creek, Nevada
2014-09-01 14 47 48 View east along Elko County Route 732 (Jack Creek Summit Road) in Jack Creek, Nevada.JPG
Jack Creek, Nevada is located in Nevada
Jack Creek, Nevada
Jack Creek, Nevada
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 41°29′41″N 116°05′59″W / 41.49472°N 116.09972°W / 41.49472; -116.09972Coordinates: 41°29′41″N 116°05′59″W / 41.49472°N 116.09972°W / 41.49472; -116.09972
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

Jack Creek is an unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada, United States. It took its name from nearby Jack Creek.[1]

The Jack Creek area became the prime source of wood for Tuscarora.[2] Jack Creek soon became a stop on the Northern Stage Company's line from Tuscarora to Mountain City. It was created a little community of about 20 inhabitants and few other ranches had formed in the region. A local rancher Chesley Woodward operated in the city a store, a restaurant, a rooming house for many years.[3] Population has increased and was built there an Opera House, but it was very small, but people of the little community liked of the leisure and camaraderie. Harrington died in 1886 and his properties were acquired by several owners and the area was developed for travelers and fishing parties and hunters and became a local sportsmen's mecca. The resort was closed, but there is the hope of its reopen in the future.


  1. ^ Carlson, Helen S. (1 January 1974). Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. University of Nevada Press. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-87417-094-8.
  2. ^ Jack Creek ghost town
  3. ^ Information about Jack Creek in Ghosttown.com