Belleville

Name:

Belleville

County:

Mineral

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Latitude / Longitude:

38° 13′ 9″ N, 118° 10′ 47″ W

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Time Zone:

Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)

Comments:

Belleville, Nevada, in Mineral County, Nevada, United States, was a mining town that rose up around the milling of ore shipped in from nearby mines. Today it is a ghost town.

Remains:

Belleville was founded in 1872 and its primary industry was the mill processing ore from the Northern Belle Mine at Candelaria. The mill was located just east of the present-day historical marker. Its first bullion bar shipment of $9,200 was made in April 1875. The town was famed for a “Wild West” atmosphere; murders, drunken brawls, and “sporting” practical jokes were commonplace. When the Carson and Colorado Railroad reached the town in 1882 its population was 500, and the town was served by a doctor, assay office, express office, telegraph station, livery stable, school, two hotels, restaurants, and blacksmith shops as well as by seven saloons.

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Remarks:

By 1892 water piped to Candelaria allowed the ore to be milled nearer the mine, and Belleville was deserted.