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Nevada City

Nevada City Hall is located at 1209 6th Street, Nevada, IA 50201; phone: 515-382-5466.

Edwards-Swayze House, ca. 1878, 1110 9th Street, Nevada City, IA, National Register

Photo: Edwards-Swayze House, ca. 1878, 1110 9th Street, Nevada City, IA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Photographed by user:David Goodwin (own work), 2013, [cc-by-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2013.

Nevada as described in 1938 [1]

Nevada, seat of Story County, established in 1853, lies along the banks of West Indian Creek. Thrift, a settler, named the village for his daughter, Sierra Nevada, who had been named for the California mountain range. Much poultry is shipped from here.

On a high hill south of town is the Iowa Sanitarium and Hospital with 40 beds, established in 1899. It is operated under the auspices of the Seventh Day Adventists.

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Iowa, IOWA: A Guide to the Hawkeye State, American Guide Series, The Viking Press, New York, 1938.
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