McGill, Nevada


McGill Details

Status: Active Town

Date Settled: 1891

Current Population: 1,150

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 6,204 Feet (1,891 meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

State: Nevada

Gallery: View 1 McGill, Nevada Photos

McGill Description

McGill was the mill and smelter town for the Kennecott Copper mine near Ruth, Nevada. The McGill Ranch Post Office had been established in 1891. After the mill and smelter were built in 1906 - 1908, the town was briefly known as Smelter, before being renamed McGill, after the ranch. McGill was a company town.

Check out the gallery for a 1909 panoramic photo of the smelter at McGill.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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