National is an extinct town in Humboldt County, in the
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There are at least two stories about why the place is named "National". The W.P.A. states that the original town site was within the borders of
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, hence the name. Paher and Carlson state that the name came from the
National National may refer to: Common uses * Nation A nation is a community of people formed on the basis of a common language, history, ethnicity, or a common culture, and, in many cases, a shared territory. A nation is more overtly political than an ...
brand automobile that was driven by J. L. Workman who discovered the mining district in 1907. A post office was established at National in 1908, and remained in operation until 1919. In 1911–1912, addition to a post office, National had a two-story hotel, stores, saloons, a weekly newspaper (The Miner), a dentist and a doctor. By 1915, the town was greatly diminished.


Ghost towns in Humboldt County, Nevada {{HumboldtCountyNV-geo-stub