White Pine County Fair and Horse Races
March 17, 2016
Great Basin National Park – Summit Wheeler Peak
March 17, 2016
Show all

Traveling White Pine County—McGill Nevada


Main Street - McGill, Nevada

McGill Nevada: McGill Days celebration, fireworks & family fun!

mcgill-nevadaMcGill, Nevada hosts an amazing McGill Days Event over Labor Day Weekend. The three-day event kicks off on Friday with a parade, and the events close out with a bang on Sunday. The fireworks show in McGill is fantastic! You will have front row seats to one of the best fireworks displays in the area. This town knows how to celebrate.

This historic town may be little but it has a big heart. The town is immersed in the day to day activities of McGill Elementary, local businesses, and family life. Residents are friendly and neighbors get to know each other. This bedroom community to Ely was initially developed as a “company town”. The town provided homes for the workers from the Kennecott Mining Operations in the area. The town of McGill itself housed a smelting facility for the ore that was mined just west of Ely.

mcgill-nevadaThe layout of the town is developed around the main street. Highway 93 travels through the town’s main corridor. Fourth Street is lined with small shops and a classic grocery store. The original pharmacy has been converted into a museum. It remains almost exactly as it did the day that its doors closed in the 1980’s. The products, prices, and nostalgia are a blast from the past.

Approximately 1,000 people call McGill home. Residents enjoy a slow pace of living with first-rate community life. Nice affordable housing is also available. The entire town can be visited on a bike or by foot. The town council, business owners, and residents invest themselves in making the community great. People go above and beyond to keep the area clean and inviting.

McGill is located eleven miles north of Ely. McGill is close to recreational areas including Bassett Lake, McGill Pool, and Duck Creek.

1 Comment

  1. Rich morton says:

    I lived in McGill 1955-6; WPHS. Great place for a kid.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *