BORN AS A RESULT OF RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION, the City of Fernley was established in 1904 and later developed into an agricultural and ranching community. Today, its proximity to Reno has helped the city continue to flourish.

Much of the farmland in the Fernley area was developed as a result of the Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902. The Newlands Irrigation Project established an irrigation system that delivers water to an area stretching from Derby Dam, along the Truckee River, to the Lahontan Reservoir near Fallon. Construction and expansion of the system took place from the initial inception through the 1960s.

In 1965, the Nevada Cement Company began operation in a new plant built on the north side of the city between Fernley and Wadsworth. This was the first significant non-agricultural or ranching business to come to Fernley, aside from the railroad. Primary employment in Fernley transitioned to an industrial and commuter base, and areas of agricultural and ranching lands evolved to housing subdivisions in order to support the growing population. Close proximity to Interstate 80 and abundant land for housing made Fernley an attractive alternative to the Reno-Sparks area.

Beginning near the established parts of the town, growth moved to the Fremont Street area in the mid to late 1970s, then migrated nearer to the farming areas in the 1980s, and has continued along Farm District Road. Numerous subdivisions now exist along Farm District Road including an 18-hole golf course and a new elementary school.

In 1999, Amazon.com opened a 750,000 square foot order fulfillment center in the industrial park located on the northeast side of the city. Since that time, more companies have opened facilities in the park including Trex Inc., Allied Signal, UPS Worldwide Logistics (Honeywell), ARE Campers, Johns Manville, and Sherwin Williams.

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POINTS OF INTEREST, FOOD, AND LODGING IN FERNLEY, NEVADA

POINTS OF INTEREST

Pyramid Lake
709 Hwy. 446
Nixon, NV
775-574-1088
pyramidlake.us

FOOD

Black Bear Diner 
1190 E. Main Street
(775) 835-8512
blackbeardiner.com

Burger King
200 Penny Ln.
(775) 835-6200
bk.com

China Chef Fernley
55 W Main Street
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 575.4939

China King Buffet
460 W Maine Street
(775) 835-8838
websitesbycook.com/chinaking

Dairy Queen
865 W Main Street
(775) 575-5115
dairyqueen.com

Dominos
1375 Newlands Drive E
(775) 575-4000
dominos.com

El Guadalajara Fernley
75 W Main Street
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 575-7735
Facebook Page

Jack In the Box
225 Us Highway 95a N, Fernley
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 575.1750
jackinthebox.com

KFC
1455 Newlands Drive E.
(775) 835-6500
kfc.com

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
110 East Main Street
(775) 575-1800
Facebook Page

Louie’s China Bistro
1360 US Hwy 95A
(775) 835-6655
Facebook Page

Mary & Moe’s Wigwam
255 West Main Street, Fernley
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 575.2573
Facebook Page

McDonald’s
1500 State Route 343
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 575.5957
mcdonalds.com

Mexican Taco Stand
135 W Main St.
(775) 980-6488

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza
1380 US Hwy 95A
(775) 575-5200
papamurphys.com

Pioneer Crossing Casino
1705 Hwy 50A
(775) 575-4444
pioneercrossingcasino.com

Pizza Factory Fernley
1460 US Highway 95A N Ste. 5
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 575.4548
pizzafactory.com

PIzza Hut
1201 Penny Ln Ste 110
(775) 835-8198
pizzahut.com

Round Table Pizza
130 Shadow Lane
(775) 575-7100

Silverado Casino
1380 Newlands Drive W
(775) 575-2222
silveradocasino.net

Steve’s Homemade Ice Cream
1360 US Hwy 95A
(775) 575-0500
Facebook Page

Subway
470 E Maine Street #110
(775) 575-6200
subway.com

Sushi Moto
1360 US Hwy 95A
(775) 835-6672
sushimotofernley.com

Taco Bell
170 US Hwy 95A S
(775) 575-5588
tacobell.com

Wendy’s
465 Pilot Rd.
(775) 575-6298
wendys.com

Western Bar B Q
1025 Jenny’s Lane
(775) 575-4160
Facebook Page

Wigwam Native American Museum
225 W Main Street
(775) 575-2573
Facebook Page

 

LODGING

Best Western Fernley Inn
1405 East Newlands Drive
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 575.6776
bestwestern.com

Comfort Suites
Mesa Drive and US 95
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 980-6514
choicehotels.com

Lahontan Motel
135 W Maine Stree
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 575-2744
Facebook Page

Super 8
1350 West Newlands Drive
Fernley, Nevada 89408
(775) 575.5555
wyndhamhotels.com

Nevada Bed & Breakfast Guild
nevadabandb.com


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