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Glenbrook, Nevada
Census-designated place
Glenbrook is located in Nevada
Glenbrook
Glenbrook
Location of Glenbrook, Nevada
Coordinates: 39°5′24″N 119°56′16″W / 39.09000°N 119.93778°W / 39.09000; -119.93778
GLENBROOK NEVADA Latitude and Longitude:

39°5′24″N 119°56′16″W / 39.09000°N 119.93778°W / 39.09000; -119.93778
CountryUnited States
State Nevada
Area
 • Total4.0 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Land3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation6,250 ft (1,910 m)
Population ( 2010)
 • Total215
 • Density54/sq mi (21/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 ( Pacific (PST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code32-27900
Reference no.219

Glenbrook is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. The population was 215 at the 2010 census. [1]

The community is named after the Glenbrook House hotel and is at an elevation of 6,250 feet (1,900 m). [2] Glenbrook is included in the Gardnerville Ranchos micropolitan statistical area. [2]

History

As the oldest settlement on Lake Tahoe, Glenbrook played a significant part of Nevada's statehood as the main supplier of timber to the Comstock Lode and Virginia City. The first settlers of the valley, which included Captain Augustus W. Pray, arrived in 1860. Pray built a sawmill in 1861. [3] The community took its name from the former "Glenbrook House hotel", which in turn was named after two primary local geographic features — Glen, a secluded valley, and Brook, a small stream. [4] From forested areas near the lake, logs were driven down stream or barged to Glenbrook mills. In 1875, the town had four sawmills, a store, bowling alley and billiard hall, two hotels. After 1880, logging activity was in decline and was abandoned by the end of the century. [3]

Geography

Glenbrook is located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, due west of Carson City. This small community is about 10 mi (16 km) south of Incline Village, and about 12 mi (19 km) north of South Lake Tahoe, California. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2), of which 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), or 5.43%, is water. [1]

Four streams enter Lake Tahoe at Glenbrook. These are Glenbrook Creek, Sullivan Springs Creek, North Canyon Creek, and a diversion of Logan House Creek.

Climate

Area has a Köppen Climate Classification of Csb, which is a dry-summer subtropical climate often referred to as "Mediterranean". [5]

Climate data for Glenbrook, Nevada
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5
(41)
6
(43)
8
(47)
12
(53)
17
(62)
22
(72)
27
(80)
26
(79)
23
(73)
17
(62)
10
(50)
6
(42)
15
(59)
Average low °C (°F) −5
(23)
−4
(24)
−3
(26)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
6
(42)
9
(49)
9
(49)
7
(44)
2
(36)
−2
(29)
−4
(25)
1
(34)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 86
(3.4)
69
(2.7)
58
(2.3)
30
(1.2)
30
(1)
13
(0.5)
8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
15
(0.6)
28
(1.1)
50
(2)
69
(2.7)
460
(18.1)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Glenbrook CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Profile for Glenbrook, Nevada, NV". ePodunk Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  3. ^ a b Paher, Stanley W (1970). Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps. Howell North. p. 55.
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 19.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Glenbrook, Nevada
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on August 22, 2013.