Eureka County

Quick Facts

  • Population: 2,000
  • Elevation: 6,500
  • Square miles: 4,180
  • Total Jobs: Nearly 5,000
  • Established 1873
  • 81% of the land is public
  • Eureka was named for the Green term meaning
    “I have found it”

If you like fresh high desert air, stunning mountain views and no traffic congestion, you’ll love Eureka County.

Located in central Nevada, Eureka County is comprised of three towns – Eureka, Beowawe and Crescent Valley. Primarily a ranching, agricultural and mining county, Eureka County welcomes these and new industries with no existing zoning ordinances, very low property tax rates and no business licensing.

With a network of interstate highways and railroad lines, transportation to and from Eureka County is fast and dependable. At 6,500 feet, Eureka has the highest elevation of the three towns; both Beowawe and Crescent Valley are at an elevation of 4,000 feet.

Mild temperatures, along with the surrounding mountains and the Humboldt River, make Eureka County an outdoor playground. The outdoor enthusiast will never lack for activity. Hunting, fishing, hiking, swimming and much more are all readily available.

  • Highways: Highway 50, Interstate 80, NV 306, NV 278
  • No local county fees
  • Dunphy Railport — Union Pacific Railroad on I-80
  • Airport- fuel (100LL and Jet A). Six miles northwest of Eureka. Two runways, hangars and tiedowns.
  • 114 miles southwest of Elko

Served by the following utilities:

  • Mt. Wheeler Power
  • NV Energy
  • Wells Rural Electric
  • Suburban Propane
  • Eureka Town Water System
  • Eureka County Public Works
  • Crescent Valley: Crescent Valley Water Department

Existing Industries

  • Mining
  • Ranching
  • Agriculture

Video Tour of Eureka

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