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Alamo
—  Unincorporated community  —
Alamo is located in Nevada
Alamo
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates: 37°21′54″N 115°09′52″W / 37.365°N 115.16444°W / 37.365; -115.16444Coordinates: 37°21′54″N 115°09′52″W / 37.365°N 115.16444°W / 37.365; -115.16444
Country United States
State Nevada
County Lincoln
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 89001
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID

Alamo is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. Its elevation is 3,449 feet (1,051 meters). It is named after the Spanish word for "poplar" due to the presence of that type of tree. Founded in 1901, Alamo lies in the Pahranagat Valley. Its economy is dependent primarily upon ranching. The closest attraction is the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge.[1]

Between Alamo and the town of Rachel is the site of the Devonian Alamo Impact Breccia. [2]

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Tourism

Alamo attracts tourists and truckers traveling from Las Vegas to northern Nevada and Idaho. Attractions include the nearby warm springs, wildlife refuge, Extraterrestrial Highway and Area 51. Gas stations in Alamo cater to these tourists by offering alien memorabilia. There are two truck stops, the Alamo Chevron and the Alamo truck stop, that offer large diesel filling areas to attract passing truckers. There are also four motels in Alamo, the Meadow Lane Motel, Sunset View Inn, Windmill Ridge, and A Cowboy's Dream.

Transportation

Education

Public education is provided by the Lincoln County School District, with offices in Panaca, Nevada. There are three schools in the valley, though for now the 6th graders are in the elementary school and the 7th and 8th are in the high school, as the middle school is being redone.

School Grades
Pahranagat Valley Elementary School K–5
Pahranagat Valley Middle School 6-8
Pahranagat Valley High School 9-12

Religion

There are three different religious denominations with churches in Alamo, they are:

Services

Alamo has a police force, a volunteer fire department, phone and internet services, a medical clinic and a public library. Pahranagat Valley Federal Credit Union and Nevada Bank and Trust offer financial services to residents. Construction of Alamo's first radio station, KQLN, will begin in late 2009.

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