Once a lively town, Blair is mostly dumps and foundations far, far away in this very remote area of Nevada. The boom at Tonopah reached out in all directions and Blair was a product of this rampant mining fever! The town grew up alongside its sister town, Silver Peak (the predominant company town of the two). Soon after around 1095, land spectators from Silver Peak bought up the land in Blair and raised the prices high enough that the 100-stamp mill (originally planned at Silver Peak) was built to become to hub of the new town. Later, the Pittsburg-Silver Peak Gold Mining Company built the 17-mile Silver Peak Railroad that ran north in 1906 and opened the giant mill (Nevada's largest in its day) in 1907. Blair lasted only a few years before interest in the area wained at the fall of silver prices. By 1920, Blair was all but deserted.

Today, there is virtually nothing left to appease the visitor here. A single historic marker [HM 174], tells the entire story of this once lively place. A few scant ruins, foundations, tailing dumps, and dirt pits provide just enough proof that people lived here many years ago. Keep in mind that it's a 41-mile round trip to Blair and Silver Peak from US 6/95. Although there is convenient dirt access to Goldfield, the pavement (and SR 265) ends upon reaching Silver Peak and it can be a bit intimidating in this desolate region of the state.

  • Rock ruins at Blair, Nevada.
  • Most of what can be seen at Blair resides in words on a single historic marker.


Status: Ghost Town
Population: None
Founded: 1905

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How to Get Here:
From US 6/95, turn south on SR 265 for 24 miles to an historic marker. The ghost town of Blair is located 2 miles north of Silver Peak.
- Blair is a long defunct ghost town, located along SR 265 just 2 miles north of the tiny town of Silver Peak. Blair is quite far from just about every major community in the area (1 hour from Tonopah and 2 hours from Hawthorne or Bishop