Alamo is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. Its elevation is 3,449 feet (1,051 meters). It is named after the Spanish word for "poplar" due to the presence of that type of tree. Founded in 1901, Alamo lies in the Pahranagat Valley. Its economy is dependent primarily upon ranching. The closest attraction is the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. Between Alamo and the town of Rachel is the site of the Devonian Alamo Impact Breccia.