Status: Active Town
Elevation: 6,204 Feet ( 1,891 meters)
Gallery: View 1 McGill, Nevada Photo
County: View White Pine County Mines
Date Settled: 1891
Current Population: 1,150
Peak Population: na
Primary Mineral: Copper
Map: View on Google Maps
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.