Rand, Nevada

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Rand
Coordinates: Coordinates: 38°46′33″N118°40′27″W / 38.77583°N 118.67417°W / 38.77583; -118.67417 [1]
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
County Mineral
Named for R. J. Rand, a businessperson in the local mining industry.
Elevation
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4,163 ft (1,269 m)

Rand is an extinct town in Mineral County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. [1] The GNIS classifies Rand as a populated place with a "RR Locale" description. [1] Rand was a station on the Carson and Colorado Railway. [2]

History

A post office was established at Rand in 1915, and remained in operation until 1935. [3] Rand was named for the Rand Mining District [2] located about 16 miles east in the Gabbs Mountains (The Rand Mining District is a variant name of the Bovard Mining District.) [4] The community was named after R. J. Randall, who had claims in the Rand Mining District. [2] [5] [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rand (historical)
  2. 1 2 3 Carlson, Helen S. (1985). Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Reno: University of Nevada Press. ISBN   9780874174038 . Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rand Post Office (historical)
  4. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bovard Mining District
  5. Vanderburg, William O. (1937). Reconnaissance of mining districts in Mineral County, Nev (Report). U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines. p. 55. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  6. Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 52. Retrieved May 2, 2020.The WPA states that the name of the business person was "R. J. Rand," whereas Vanderberg and Carlson state that the name was "R. J. Randall."