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Clark County, Nevada

Celebrating 100 years 1898 - 1998

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Statistics & Facts

The Nevada state capital is Carson City.
The population of Searchlight is approximately 539 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 301 (2010).

History & History Related Items

A History page for Searchlight.

Here are two stories on how Searchlight was named:
The first version:
Two men, G.F. Colton and A.E. "Gus" Moore were in this area looking for mining claims. Mr. Colton lit his pipe and noticed he was using Searchlight matches. As a name was needed for the mine they had just located, they named it Searchlight.

The second story is that the same two men were looking for gold in the rock of the mine and one said to the other, "if there is gold, you would need a searchlight to find it."
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The founding of Searchlight

July 20, 1898


Information about Searchlight.

Searchlight Museum
200 Michael Wendell Way
Searchlight, NV
Phone: 1-297-1682 or 455-7955
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