Empire, Nevada—America’s last company town—dries up and blows away

Empire, Nevada Completely Wiped Out By Recession
The Huffington Post Dean Praetorius First Posted: 06/21/11 06:51 PM ET Updated: 06/21/11 07:10 PM ET

Empire, Nevada no longer exists.

Located about 100 miles North of Reno, the mining town has apparently been wiped off the the face of the map, according to the Daily Mail. It seems that when the town’s sole remaining factory, the U.S. Gypsum Sheetrock plant, closed on January 31, the town’s fate was sealed.

Empire was founded in 1923, according to MSN Real Estate. Now, even the town’s ZIP code (89405) won’t exist.

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