Status: Active Town
Date Settled: 1891
Current Population: 1,150
Peak Population: na
Elevation: 6,204 Feet ( 1,891 meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Gallery: View 1 McGill, Nevada Photos
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.