Crescent Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Eureka County, Nevada, United States, directly off Nevada State Route 306. It is the site of Crescent Valley Elementary School, Crescent Valley Fair Grounds, and Crescent Valley Community Park. The census-designated place (CDP) of Crescent Valley had a population of 392 as of the 2010 census.
Crescent Valley is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.
A post office had been in operation at Crescent Valley since 1963, closing in 2008. A small store at the SE corner of 2nd street and SR306 has one of the only “Village Post Offices” in the state of Nevada. Postal boxes to receive mail were installed at the Fairgrounds. Mail is delivered from the Post Office in Carlin, NV by auto.
The community takes its name from the valley in which it is located, which in turn was named on account of its crescent shape.
While the only school in town is an elementary school, students who attend middle high school are bussed to the Battle Mountain Junior and Senior High Schools in Battle Mountain. Crescent Valley enjoys an Education Index that is above the Nevada state average.
Crescent Valley has a public library, a branch of the Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System.
Crescent Valley is located along the western border of Eureka County, 19 miles (31 km) south of Interstate 80 and 87 miles (140 km) north of Austin. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Crescent Valley CDP has an area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), all of it land.