Goldfield in Esmeralda County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
New prospecting in 1903 caused Palmetto to grow to a town of 200 tents on a platted town site. At its peak in 1906, the commercial street contained all the necessary mining camp businesses.
Local miners drifted away in Autumn, 1906. Mining, on a lease basis, has been minimal since that time. An important talc deposit lies nearby.
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number HM 145.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 37° 26.636′ N, 117° 41.678′ W. Marker is in Goldfield, Nevada, in Esmeralda County. Marker is on Nevada Route 266 31 miles west of U.S. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goldfield NV 89013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pigeon Spring (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lida (approx. 10.7 miles away).
Regarding Palmetto. As shown in the attached photos, there are several structural ruins here. Some are simple rocks walls and others appear to be plaster/adobe buildings that were abandoned (such as the post office, which is not pictured here but is shown on Google Maps).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by Erik Bigglestone of Contra Costa County, California. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Erik Bigglestone of Contra Costa County, California. 3. submitted on February 25, 2012, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 4, 5. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Erik Bigglestone of Contra Costa County, California. 6. submitted on June 14, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.