Alamo

The town of Alamo is located in southern Lincoln County, just 90 miles north of Las Vegas. This friendly community includes a grocery store, churches, motels, service stations, emergency services and a landing strip for small private airplanes. It is the social and business center of the rich Pahranagat Valley.

The town of Alamo is located in southern Lincoln County, just 90 miles north of Las Vegas. This friendly community includes a grocery store, churches, motels, service stations, emergency services and a landing strip for small private airplanes. It is the social and business center of the rich Pahranagat Valley, which is also home to the ranching community of Hiko.

Recreation opportunities abound in and around the valley. Alamo has a town park, rodeo grounds, RV park, and splash pad. The surrounding area offers great fishing, Native American artifacts, the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge and many miles of dirt roads to explore the vast and beautiful landscape.

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History

In the early 1860’s, the Pahranagat Valley was a prime range for horse thieves who stole stock in Utah and Arizona. After resting up in the valley, the rustlers and their horses would make the long journey across the desert and into California. It was once reported that there were over 350 different brands in the valley at one time. Described by one of the original settlers as “the toughest place I ever saw.”

Nearby Hiko was chosen as the county seat in February of 1866, and the discovery of gold brought about the establishment of many new mining towns. Eventually, the last of the rustlers were driven out of the area.

The town of Alamo celebrated its 100th anniversary in July of 2001. Fred Allen, Mike Botts, Bert Riggs and William Stewart originally laid out the town in 1901. The post office was established on May 12, 1905. Most of the Alamo settlers came from Fredonia, Arizona. The name of the town was derived from the Spanish word for “poplar” and denotes the presence of poplar or cottonwood trees in the area.

Here in Lincoln County, we’re big on open space and short on crowds. Learn more about how to visit Lincoln County and #GetPrimitive — at a distance.

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