One day I was looking into the mining history of the north Reno area and found a report from the University of Reno: Earth Science Week 2001 Field Trip #1. This paper was intended as a kind of do-it-yourself field trip for Earth Science Week 2001 to see several geology and mining locations on Peavine Mountain. Last week I drug my family along with me as I took this trip up Peavine Mountain and past the location of the historic mining town: Poeville.
Poeville (Wikipedia entry: Poeville, Nevada) was founded by John Poe in 1864. John was allegedly related to poet Edgar Allen Poe. Poeville supported gold and silver mining in the area until about 1880. Today there are small mining operations at the old location.
Based on the instructions from the University of Reno, these pictures are of the area where Poeville used to be. This is to the right (south) of the road where Peavine Road has its first switchback. The Poeville post office was located a little farther up the mountain on Hopi Lane. As far as I can tell, there is nothing remaining of the town or post office today.