De Lamar

Name:

De Lamar

County:

Owyhee

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

43°01’28?N 116°49’53?W

Elevation:

5,463 ft (1,665 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

The community lies within an area governed by the Bureau of Land Management, was formed around the De Lamar Mine that was established in 1888.

Named for mining magnate and former sea captain Joseph Raphael De Lamar, the mine and community quickly boomed and busted, declining after 1890. Despite the community’s decline, it continued to exist as a populated community for several decades; it was the location of a summer-only post office from 1917 to 1930.

Remains:

In 1976, the ghost town was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. Although the district included an area of approximately 1,600 acres (650 ha), only four of the community’s buildings remained in sufficient condition to qualify as contributing properties

 

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