Nevada State Route 789


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State Route 789 is a state highway in Humboldt County, Nevada connecting the town of Golconda to nearby mining districts. Much of the route previously existed as State Route 18 prior to 1976.Route descriptionSR 789 begins at the westbound entrance ramp to Interstate 80 in the town of Golconda. From there, the route travels southeast, paralleling the Interstate highway. After less than one mile (1.6 km), the route leaves the Golconda town limits. SR 789 parallels I-80 in its southeasterly direction for over two miles (3.2 km) before turning sharply to the northeast. The route passes through Emigrant Canyon, briefly paralleling the Humboldt River on its trek northward. State Route 789 continues northeast to reach its terminus just north of Midas Road, leading to access roads leading to several mining operations including Getchell Mine.HistoryMuch of SR 789 has origins in former State Route 18. State Route 18 had been established by 1929 as an unimproved road connecting U.S. Route 40 (Nevada)/State Route 1 at Golconda to State Route 11 at Tuscarora via the town of Midas. The original routing, however, entered Golconda on the north, more closely following the Humboldt River and Western Pacific Railroad (now part of Union Pacific). This alignment gave SR 18 a length of about 88mi. By 1946, the overall length of State Route 18 had increased to 92mi due to some realignments in the route, including an extension east from Tuscarora to intersect SR 11 (which had been shifted eastward to bypass the town). The westernmost 14 miles of the route had also been realigned and paved by this time. By 1963, construction of future Interstate 80 reached the Golconda area, bypassing the original US 40 route. The two miles (3.2 km) of US 40 between Golconda and the SR 18 junction was added onto SR 18 to connect the state highway to the new federal route.

Places Nearby

American Restaurant

Midas Bighorn Saloon
100 Main St, Golconda, Nevada 89414
American Restaurant, Bar

Cargo & Freight Company

Transystems
430 Old Highway 40 E, Golconda, Nevada 89414
Cargo & Freight Company

City

Iron Point
Humboldt, Nevada 89414
City

Financial Service

ATM
425 OLD HIGHWAY 40 E, Golconda, Nevada 89414
Financial Service, Commercial Bank
Western Custom Services
249 Main St, Humboldt, Nevada 89414
Financial Service

Food & Beverage Company

Oak Wise, Inc.
627 E. Oak Street, Suite C, Lodi, California 95240
Food & Beverage Company

Geographical Place

Osgood Mountains

Geographical Place

Government Organization

Placer County Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program
Auburn, California 95603
Government Organization

Highway

Interstate 80 NV

Highway

Interest

Nevada State Route 789

Interest

Local Business

North Valmy Power Plan
89414
Public & Government Services
US Post Office
Golconda, Nevada 89414
Post Office
Round Hill

Region
Lone Butte
Winnemucca, Nevada 89414
Arts & Entertainment
Nevada
89414
Local Business
Etchart Canyon
Winnemucca, Nevada 89414
Local Business
Graymont Western US
Golconda, Nevada 89414
Construction Company, Local Service
Porphyry Canyon
Winnemucca, Nevada 89414
Local Business
Granite Hills
Winnemucca, Nevada 89414
Local Business

Museum

Friends Of Midas
Midas, Nevada 89414
Museum, Library, Charity Organization

Photographer

Hugh Sakols
El Portal, California 95318
Photographer

Post Office

USPS
295 E US Highway 40, Golconda, Nevada 89414
Post Office

Radio Station

American Animals

Radio Station, Sports