Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site
|Elgin Schoolhouse |
State Historic Site
Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site, June 2015
|Location||Lincoln County, Nevada, United States|
|Nearest city||Caliente, Nevada|
Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||0.69 acres (0.28 ha) |
|Elevation||3,402 ft (1,037 m) |
|Designation||Nevada state park|
|Administrator||Nevada Division of State Parks|
|Website||Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site|
Rancher James Bradshaw donated seven acres of land for the school in 1921 after Lincoln County approved funding for its construction. His son Rueben Bradshaw built the schoolhouse, which was completed in 1922. A small addition was completed two years later to provide living quarters for the teacher. The school closed in 1967 when its last student reached 8th grade. Local children were subsequently transported by bus to schools in Caliente and Panaca. 
In 1998, the building was restored at private expense to its original appearance. In July 2005, it became a state historic site.  Later that year, floods damaged Nevada State Route 317, restricting access to the site. The park features half of the school's original furnishings and other items authentic to the time period. It is open for tours by appointment. 
- "Inventory of State Lands" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Lands. April 27, 2018. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
- "Elgin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
- "History of Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
- Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site Nevada State Parks