Crystal, Clark County, Nevada

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Crystal is a former unincorporated community in Clark County, Nevada, United States. [1] It lied along the Union Pacific Railroad and had a population of 10 in 1941. [2] It is now the site of a highway rest stop.

Historic maps of Nevada locate Crystal, Clark County to be northeast of Las Vegas along Interstate I-15 at exit 75 which originally was part of the Nevada State Route 40 highway in that area. It is an enclave within the Moapa River Indian Reservation. [3]

The community was named for the crystal rocks near the original town site. [2]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crystal, Clark County, Nevada
  2. ^ a b Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 15.
  3. ^ Arrow Canyon SE, Nevada, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1986


Latitude and Longitude:

36°30′05″N 114°45′46″W / 36.50139°N 114.76278°W / 36.50139; -114.76278