Ghost Towns and Mines


Palmetto is located on Highway 266, several miles west of Lida, NV. Silver ore was first found here in 1866 but the boom passed quickly and the town was soon deserted. New strikes in 1903 brought the miners back and the town grew to a population of a few hundred people. But the ore ran out again in 1906 and Palmetto faded away.

Currently there are two stone ruins and the stone foundations of a large mill. A couple miles to the west is the solitary grave of a five-year-old child. I found some information about it at the following site, though I have no idea how accurate it may be:

Posted August 2011.

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Palmetto, NV