Lander County

Quick Facts

  • Population: 5,775
  • Elevation: 4,500
  • Square miles: 5,621
  • Established December 19, 1862
  • 85% Public Land
  • Home of the World Human Powered Speed Challenge
  • Base camp to Nevada’s Outback
  • Battle Mountain was a stop on first transcontinental air race.

Quick Links

Lander County Website

Lander County is ideally situated in the center of Nevada’s mining country. Nineteen major mines, with 9,600 employees are within an 80-mile radius. Inviting for those who want to tap into the mining supply chain, logistics or become a manufacturing partner. Plus, small business thrives in our stable community.

Clean air, low crime rate, easy access to endless outdoor activities and the charm and caring of a rural community.

Highways: Interstate 80, Highway 50, NV305 and NV306.

Airport is located in Battle Mountain and has two runways, fuel (100LL and Jet A), pilot’s lounge, hangars, rental cars.

The Austin airport has two runways, pilot’s lounge, hangars, and fuel.

Rail line with spurs, Union Pacific and BNSF.

Served by the following utilities:

  • Battle Mountain Municipal Utilities
  • NV Energy
  • Southwest Gas
  • Suburban Propane

Existing industries

  • Mining
  • Ranching
  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy

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