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Beatty was founded as a hub for several railroads, which served numerous nearby mining districts. The atmosphere is one of a friendly, old west small town with plentiful recreational opportunities nearby.
The area currently has several small mines in operation. Among its services is a locally available blasting firm, which also provides high quality quarried stone, sand and aggregate. Plans are underway for a mining related industrial park on their sizable property with ample water and power available. Fiber optic cabling has been routed through the town.
Beatty is 18 miles east of Yucca Mountain, making it the nearest town to the government facility. Beatty is the Nevada gateway into Death Valley National Park and is only a 1/2 hour drive from the valley floor.

Latitude = 36.9404
Longitude = -116.7077

HISTORY:

The town was named after Montillus Beatty, a rancher who settled in the area in the late 1800s. In 1904, Beatty became the railway service center for the Bullfrog Mining District. It serviced the town of Rhyolite, which once was a booming metropolis of 10,000, but when the mines went bust, so did Rhyolite. Now Rhyolite is a ghost town just outside of Beatty, but Beatty itself prevailed. Its support system has changed over the years from mining, to government industry (with the Nevada Test Site and Yucca Mountain nearby), to a revitalization of mining, and tourism (with nearby Death Valley and Nevada gaming legalization).

CLIMATE:
Average precipitation
6.36 inches
Average snowfall
3.0 inches
Average temperatures

January average high
53.7°F
January average low
29.0°F
July average high
97.0°F
July average low
61.1°F

EVENTS:
4th of July parade & fireworks
Beatty Days
Nevada 500 - Desert Race

LOCAL RECREATION:
5-acre park with lighted ball field
tennis court
picnic area
swimming pool
golf driving range
40-acre park with softball field
football field
running track

NEARBY RECREATION:
Amargosa Opera House
Amargosa Sand Dunes
Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge
Beatty Museum
Central Nevada Museum (Tonopah)
Death Valley National Park
Goldwell Open Air Museum
Hunting, fishing & camping
Rhyolite Ghost Town
Scotty's Castle

Information and picture gathered from http://www.eden-nv.com/Beatty.htm
Posted by MykalP