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Limbo is located south of Empire.

A 1903 Nevada Supreme Court Case mentions Limbo: "V The proof showed that defendant stole fifty seven head of cattle from Lassen county California, drove them to Egbert Camp in Limbo range in Humboldt county Nevada then mutilated the brands on the cattle by changing them changed the earmarks tried to sell them to FA Preston of Lovelock then drove them to a point five or six miles east of Lovelock..."[1]

The Cowels Ranch was probably located on the east side of the Selenite Range.

Ray Mosley owned a ranch on the west side of the Selenite Range that consisted of buildings and a tungsten mine. For many years there was a sign on Highway 447 that said "Limbo" that marked the road to Mosely's ranch.

Mount Limbo

"DGN, AMS Lovelock 1:250; in connection with Purgatory Peak (q.v.); description is in agreement with application on county map and Kumiva Peak 2SE 1:24 preliminary quad; the field engineer suggested the entire mile long summit be named Mt. Limbo, but staff feels the ridge is not distinct enough from the surrounding terrain and therefore the name should continue to be applied only to the peak; not in UNSF"[2]

Appears as Mt. Limbo in the 1954 Pershing County Map[2]


  1. Nevada Supreme Court, "Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada," Nevada v. Victor Bouton, Volume 26, 1903.
  2. 2.0 2.1 United States Geological Survey, Bureau of Graphical Names Folder NV_841629_001_Mount Limbo_frm_1965.pdf


  • GNIS Limbo
    • Nevada': National Map Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, no date (map states it uses data from the 1920 census, and the acquisition data by the Nevada Historical Society was 1923). Full color map showing railroads, mountains, roads, communities, and springs, at scale of 1 inch=11 miles.
  • GNIS Mount Limbo
  • 1919 Nevada Highway Map
  • November, 1895, Frank Messer and Indian Frank Jones killed at Limbo
  • Thursday, January 30, 1896. Monico Escheverria, in jail in Winnemucca, charged with the Limbo killing, released on bail.