Dixie Valley, Nevada

Dixie Valley, Nevada
Dixie Valley, Nevada
—  Ghost town  —
Dixie Valley, Nevada is located in Nevada
Dixie Valley, Nevada
Coordinates: 39°43′23″N 118°4′49″W / 39.72306°N 118.08028°W / 39.72306; -118.08028
Country United States
State Nevada
County Churchill
GNIS feature ID 864479 (1800s post office)[1]

Dixie Valley, Nevada, was a small ranching town in Churchill County, Nevada until the area was acquired in 1995 by the US Navy for the Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC).[2] The town had no retail businesses, most residents were more than a mile from their nearest neighbor, and a 1-room school (grades 1-8) was the teacher's residence and served as a meeting, dance, & election hall (grades 9-12 were bussed 75 miles to Fallon, Nevada).

The medium-sized Dixie Valley geothermal power plant (1988, 66 megawatts)[3] employs ~30 people and has 12 production steam wells and ~24 injection wells.

1954 earthquakes

In 1954, the Dixie Valley/Fairview earthquakes (7.1 & 6.6 ML) resulted in the appearance of large visible faults.[4]


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