Grass Valley (Pershing County)


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    The Grass Valley of Pershing County, Nevada is a 30mi long valley located in the county s northeast. The north section of the valley is part of the southwest portion of Winnemucca on the Humboldt River. Clear Creek flows down the valley center, north-northwesterly and joins the Humboldt at Rose Creek, Nevada, 10-mi southwest of Winnemucca. The census-designated place of Grass Valley, with a population of 1,161, occupies the central 8mi of the valley.DescriptionGrass Valley trends north-northwest and is nestled between two mountain ranges on the Humboldt River s south. The East Range is southwest, the Sonoma Range is north-northeast. The valley narrows at its south-southeast with the north terminus hills of the Tobin Range meeting the Sonoma Range.The valley is widest at its center, about. Clear Creek enters from the northeast just north of center, and it drains from the central massif of the Sonoma Range, Sonoma Peak, at.The valley narrows north and south to about, but widens at the floodplain of the Humboldt River. The center of the valley is approximately just southwest of Clear Creek Ranch at the west foothills of the Sonoma Range.AccessThe north of Grass Valley is traversed by Nevada State Route 294; for into the valley it is paved. It becomes the unimproved road, Grass Valley Road, and goes through the valley center-east near the mountain foothills; further it reaches Goldbanks (site) at the south terminus of Grass Valley, the northwest region of the Tobin Range. Grass Valley Road continues south through Paradise Valley, and then enters the north of Dixie Valley, (and Churchill County).