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Schurz is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mineral County, Nevada, United States. The population was 721 at the 2000 census. It is located on the Walker River Indian Reservation. It is the burial place of Wovoka, the Paiute messiah who originated the Ghost Dance movement. The town was named after Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz.
Schurz is located at 38°57′56″N 118°49′37″W / 38.96556°N 118.82694°W / 38.96556; -118.82694 (38.965596, -118.826916).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 60.5 square miles (156.6 km²), all of it land.