Lovelock is a small Nevada town named after the Welshman George Lovelock. He was a homesteader and shopkeeper who provided the last stop for goods and rest before the 40 mile desert of emigrant fame. Located in Pershing County on the western edge of the Great Basin, Lovelock has grown into an agricultural and mining community.
The famous round courthouse symbolizes many years of Lovelock’s title as the county seat and welcomes visitors from far and wide. Pershing General Hospital has become an integral part of the community by providing emergency care, short-term care, clinical, and nursing home services to citizens and travelers in Pershing County.
The Pershing General Hospital service area includes about 6,900 people .
Cultural Organizations and Recreation
Marzen House Museum – Marzen House Museum features antiquities from pioneer homes, Immigrant Trail, and artifacts from the prehistoric era and Indian caves; also houses local Chamber of Commerce.
Lover’s Lock Plaza – On Valentine’s Day, 2006, a dedication ceremony was held in honor of the new Lover’s Lock Plaza near the courthouse in downtown. Lover’s Lock Plaza is based on the ancient Chinese custom of symbolically locking one’s love on a never-ending chain at a location high in the Yellow Mountains of China.
Giant Tufa Park – Located 7 miles west of Lovelock, this is a photographer’s paradise of giant deposits from ancient Lake Lahontan.
Lovelock Indian Caves – Located 22 miles south of town, these caves are the site of the excavation of 2000-year old duck decoys, cultural remains, and artifacts.
Rye Patch State Park Located 22 miles north, this park provides boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, picnicking, and camping.
Kyle Hot Springs – Located 12-1/2 miles from historic and picturesque town of Unionville.
Hunting Hunting includes pheasant, deer, quail, chukkar, rabbit and dove. There is duck and goose hunting in the valley.