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Simonsville, Nevada

Simonsville
Ghost town
Simonsville is located in Nevada
Simonsville
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Nevada
County Clark
Elevation 1,325 ft (404 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 851286[1]

Simonsville is a ghost town in Clark County, Nevada, that was located on the east bank of the Muddy River west of the south end of the Overton Airport in the Moapa Valley.[1]

History

Simonsville was originally called Mill Point for the grist mill first built there by James Leithead. The name was changed changed to Simonsville in December 1865, named after Orrawell Simons who would build another mill there in 1866.[1][2] Simonsville was abandoned in 1870 like most of the Mormon farms and settlements in the Moapa Valley, due to a tax dispute with the Nevada state government, and it was never reoccupied.

Today

The site of Simonsville is occupied by more recent structures.

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Simonsville (historical)
  2. ^ Avertt, Walter R. Directory of Southern Nevada Place Names. Revised edition: printed by the author, 1963, p.70
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