Lays Ranch

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Lays Ranch is a former ranch at or near the present-day Jackson Creek Ranch, located on the northeast arm of the Black Rock Desert on the west side of the Jackson Range.

Lays Ranch appears in a 1919 State of Nevada road map on the east side of the Sulphur road, whereas today Jackson Creek Ranch is on the west side of the road.[1]

Lays Ranch appears on a 1927 map north of Sulphur.[2]

The GNIS does not have a listing for a place named Lays Ranch in Nevada, though at one time the GNIS listed an alternate name for Jackson Creek Ranch was Lay Ranch.

Lays Ranch appears in the 1941 Index to the Geographical Names of Nevada.[3]

Lays Ranch is mentioned in Perry's first-person description of the Mike Daggett incidents.[4]


  1. "Roadmap of the State of Nevada," Nevada Department of Highways, 1919
  2. National Map Company, "Sectional paved road map," 1927.
  3. "Index to the Geographical Names of Nevada," Rogers McVaugh, Francis Raymond Fosberg, 1941.
  4. "The Last Indian Uprising in the United States," Frank Vernon Perry, Winter 1972, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.