Cottonwood County, Nevada


Wheeler Valley Chamber of Commerce and

Visitors Authority welcomes you to

Center City, the heart of Cottonwood County, Nevada

    Center City is ideally located fifteen miles south of the state capital, and fifteen miles east of Lake Tahoe, at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada.

    Just over the hill from the lake, Center City’s winters aren’t as harsh, the tourist traffic isn’t as heavy and the lifestyle isn’t as hard to live up to.

    Wheeler Valley is a lush agricultural area irrigated by the Cottonwood River and a network of irrigation canals. Alfalfa, onions, garlic and cattle are major crops. Low taxes and other incentives have attracted a good mix of industry and business. Good schools, access to outdoor activities and the small town atmosphere continue to attract new residents.

    Olde Towne boasts many fine buildings from the turn of the last century. Two miles south is the area known as New Town. Elite office buildings circle Millennium Park, which reflects the new millennium outlook of the City.

Preserving the past, Looking to the future.

    Outlying neighborhoods are scattered between cattle ranches and alfalfa farms in the west; and open, sagebrush covered, high-desert terrain in the east.

    The community provides opportunities for family fun with parks, hiking and equestrian trails, and a new community and arts center. For winter fun Wheeler Valley is close to several world-class ski resorts.


    The area abounds in natural beauty. Morrison Peak, at 10,428 ft. in the Sierra range, dominates western Wheeler Valley. The Piñon Pine Mountains frame the eastern edge of the valley.








Wheeler Valley


Center City:

Olde Towne est. 1887

New Town est. 2001


Cottonwood River

Morrison Ditch


High Desert - Dry



Average temperatures

Winter 32˚ hi, 10˚ lo

Summer 90˚ hi, 45˚ lo

Average snowfall

18 inches


Welcome to the fictitious location of many of my novels: Northwest Nevada in the crook of the elbow...

    Annual events include: Center City Summer Celebration Parade and Rodeo, Antique Show and Sale, Fly Fishing Festival, Chili Cook-off, Hot Air Balloon Race, Arts and Crafts Street Fair, Wheeling Wheelers Classic Car Show, Harvest Festival, Oktoberfest, Cowboy Poetry and Winter Holiday Festival and Parade of Lights.

    For community news and events the residents of Cottonwood County look to the Cottonwood County Chronicle, their local newspaper since 1887.

   The county is gallantly protected by the brave men and women of Cottonwood County Sheriffs Office and the Wheeler Valley Fire and Paramedic District.

    The climate in Wheeler Valley is sunny and dry. With 300 days of sunshine annually, Cottonwood County is ideal for outdoor activities. Summers can be hot but the temperatures cool quickly in the evenings. And, of course, it’s a dry heat.