Grantsville, a remote mining town located in Nye county Nevada was discovered in 1863 by
P.A. Haven.  By 1887 The Alexander Company owned many of the mining claims and built a twenty
stamp mill. Three years later the mill was enlarged to forty stamps. By 1881 the town was thriving
and had over forty businesses.
As with the fate of so many of these towns, when the ore begins to
run out the town beg
ins to die. On October 31 1901 the post office closed its doors for the last
time. Small mining operations continued on and off until 1947.
Rolling into town
Alexander Company's mill