Introduction to Fallon, Nevada
Fallon, which was initially a 'dusty crossroad' between Stillwater and St. Clair, was referred to as 'Jim's Town' by the local natives. Mike and Eliza Fallon, who owned a ranch house, established a post office in 1896. After the Reclamation Act of 1902, the ranch house was sold to Warren W. Williams who arranged for the land to be platted and also named the central street of Fallon after Maine, his native state. Fallon became the county seat of Churchill in 1903, and the city was officially incorporated in 1908.
Fallon and Nearby Attractions
- Churchill County Museum
- Lahontan State Recreation Area
- Top Gun Speedway
- Belmont Courthouse State Historic Site
- Hidden Cave
- Oats Park Art Center
Things To Do In Fallon
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Lahontan State Recreational Area, and Grimes Point are several popular destinations near Fallon. Opportunities to play golf are available at Fallon Golf Course. Popular historical sites nearby include the Mormon Station State Historical Park and Fort Churchill State Historical Park. Festivals celebrated by the community are the Spring Wings Bird Festival in May, Fallon Goat Days in September, and the Cantaloupe Festival in August.
Flights are available from Reno/ Tahoe International Airport.
Fallon Higher Education
The colleges close to Fallon are Western Nevada Community College, Sierra College, University of Nevada - Reno, and Truckee Meadows Community College.