Round Mountain, Nevada
On the golf course in Round Mountain
The Big Smoky Valley started seeing European settlers arrive in the 1860's. In the beginning, most folks were into ranching and farming but gold and silver discoveries in the surrounding mountains brought in prospectors and floods of miners. Gold was discovered near Round Mountain in 1905 but a bigger find in 1906 is what started the town to building. By 1907, stagecoaches were running a daily route between Round Mountain and Tonopah. By 1909, Round Mountain had a library, a hospital, a school and hotels, banks and stores. The population has fluctuated up and down over the years but even today, gold mining is the big business around here.
The Round Mountain Gold Corporation runs a large heap leach gold extraction operation, so large that the company built the Hadley subdivision, complete with an airstrip, community center, modern K-12 schools, gymnasium, public indoor swimming pool, fire station, residential area, gas station, grocery store and Nevada's longest 9-hole golf course (with its own restaurant, lounge and pro shop, of course).
The Toquima Mountains from Round Mountain
|Fast Facts about Round Mountain, Nevada|
Round Mountain, Nye County, NV 89045
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 85.1%
Native American: 1.8
Two or More Races: 4.5%
High School or Higher: 88.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.7%
Population: 2,443 (Big Smoky Valley total)
Median Resident Age: 31.4 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $57,160
Estimated Median Home Value: $59,730
2011 Cost of Living Index for Round Mountain: 87.0
Mining, Educational Services, Machinery & Supplies, Government, Construction, Entertainment & Recreation, Social Services, Data Processing, Agriculture
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|Golf course photo courtesy of Donna McMillan. Toquima Mountains photo courtesy of Kathryn Dohenny.|
Mountain valley photo courtesy of Carrie Marich. Gold mine photo courtesy of Round Mountain Gold Corp.
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