Esmeralda County At a Glance

Founded: November 25, 1861
Size: 3,589 sq. mi.
Rank: 13th out of 17
Population: 783 (2014)
Rank: Least populated in Nevada (17 out of 17)
Density: 0 sq. mi.
Rank: Least densily populated in Nevada (17 out of 17)
Largest Community: Goldfield (268)
County Seat: Goldfield (268)
(Smallest County Seat in Nevada)
Highest Point: Boundary Peak (13,147')
(Highest Point in Nevada)

Known for ...
Goldfield Historic Mining District, Gold Point ("Ghost Town"), "The Sump," Boundary Peak Wilderness