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Halleck is an unincorporated community in central Elko County, Nevada, United States. It lies at the interchange of Interstate 80 and State Route 229 northeast of the city of Elko.[1] Its elevation is 5,230 feet (1,594 m), and it is located at 40°57′3″N 115°27′10″W / 40.95083°N 115.45278°W / 40.95083; -115.45278 (40.9507552, -115.4528390).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 89824.[3] The post office was established April 24, 1873; the name originates from Camp Halleck, established July 26, 1867, to protect construction workers on the Central Pacific Railroad, and named for Major General Henry Wager Halleck.[4]

The community is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.

References

  1. ^ The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 64.
  2. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-12-12. Accessed 2008-02-27.
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  4. ^ Carlson, Helen S. (1974) Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary, pp 129-130, Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, ISBN 0-87417-094-X

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