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  • Lander County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [one of 9 original counties].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1861
    County Seat:  Its first county seat (Jacobsville in 1862) and soon after moved to Austin in 1863 and finally Battle Mountain, Nevada (in 1979).

    County history - Lander County is named in honor of Frederick W. Lander; chief engineer of a federal wagon route through the area in 1857. He later served as Special Indian Agent in the area, and died during the Civil War in Virginia in 1862 at the rank of brigadier general.

    Lander Courthouse
    GHLL Lander County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lander County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Austin Nevada / Austin, NV)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Lander County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Lander County Genealogy & History
    8. Lander County Vital Records - Lander County Recorder's Office, 315 S. Humboldt Street, Battle Mountain, NV 89820.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Elko County (north), Eureka County (east), Nye County (south), Churchill County
             (west), Pershing County (west), Humboldt County (northwest).

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  • Lincoln County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 4, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Nye County and territory ceded by Arizona.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1866
    County Seat:  Pioche, Nevada

    County history - Lincoln County is named in honor of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the sixteenth President of the United States.

    Lincoln Courthouse
    GHLL Lincoln County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lincoln County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Lincoln County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Lincoln County Genealogy & History
    8. Lincoln County Vital Records - Lincoln County Recorder and Auditor, P.O. Box 218, Pioche, NV 89043.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             White Pine County (north), Nye County (west), Clark County (south), Mohave County,
                Arizona
    (southeast), Washington County, Utah (east), Iron County, Utah (east), Beaver
                County, Utah
    (east), Millard County, Utah (northeast).

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  • Lyon County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 20, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [one of 9 original counties].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1861
    County Seat:  Yerington, Nevada

    County history - Lyon County is named in honor of General Nathaniel Lyon (1818-1861), who was killed in action at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, in Missouri in 1861.

    Lyon Courthouse
    GHLL Lyon County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lyon County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Dayton Valley / Dayton, NV)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Lyon County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Lyon County Genealogy & History
    8. Lyon County Vital Records - Lyon County Recorder's Office, 27 South Main Street, Yerington, NV 89447.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Washoe County (north), Storey County (northwest), Churchill County (east), Douglas
                County
    (west), Carson City, Consolidated Municipality (west), Mineral County
             (southeast), Mono County, California (southwest).

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Lyon County, Nevada.
    Census Information Lyon County):
    Lyon County Facts - from the 1930 Census Records.

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  • Mineral County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 5, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Esmeralda County.
    Established:  10-Feb-1911
    County Seat:  Hawthorne, Nevada

    County history - Mineral County name is derived from the great amount of mineral deposits within the area.

    Mineral Courthouse
    GHLL Mineral County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Mineral County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Mineral County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Mineral County Genealogy & History
    8. Mineral County Vital Records - Mineral County Clerk, Hawthorne, NV 89415-1450.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lyon County (northwest), Churchill County (north, Nye County (northeast, Esmeralda
                 County
    (southeast, Mono County, California (southwest).

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  • Nye County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Esmeralda County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1864
    County Seat:  Tonopah, Nevada

    County history - Nye County is named in honor of James W. Nye, who served as governor of the Nevada Territory and later as a U.S. Senator from the state.
             Nye County has had several county seats, Ione in 1864, followed by Belmont in 1867, and finally by Tonopah in 1905.

    Nye Courthouse
    GHLL Nye County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Nye County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Nye County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Nye County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Nye County Clerk, Tonopah, NV 89049-000.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Churchill County (northwest), Lander County (north), Eureka County (north), White Pine
                County
    (northeast), Lincoln County (east), Clark County (east), Esmeralda County
             (west), Mineral County (west), Inyo County, California (south).

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Townships of:  Belmont, Washingtoh, Ione, Ellsworth, Smoky Valley, Silver Park,
             Hot Creek, Reveille, Patterson, White River, Current Creek and Duckwater.


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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Pershing County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Humboldt County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1919
    County Seat:  Lovelock, Nevada

    County history - Pershing County is named in honor of John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, GCB (Hon) (September 13, 1860  July 15, 1948), was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Pershing is the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the United States Army General of the Armies (a retroactive Congressional edict passed in 1976 promoted George Washington to the same rank but with higher seniority). Pershing holds the first United States officer service number (O-1). He was regarded as a mentor by the generation of American generals who led the United States Army in Europe during World War II, including George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton.



    Pershing Courthouse
    GHLL Pershing County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Pershing County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Pershing County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Pershing County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Pershing County Recorder/Auditor's Office, P.O. Box 736, 398 Main Street, Lovelock, NV 89419.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Washoe County (west), Humboldt County (north), Lander County (east), Churchill
                County
    (south).

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Storey County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 14, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original county].
    NOTE:  Nevada became a possession of the United States in 1848 after the Mexican War. Between 1850 and 1861, it was included in Utah Territory before becoming Nevada Territory.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1861
    County Seat:  Virginia City, Nevada

    County history - Storey County is named in honor of Edward Farris Storey (1829-1860), a captain killed at Pyramid Lake in the 1860 Paiute War.

    Storey Courthouse
    GHLL Storey County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Storey County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Gold Hill Historical Society / Virginia city, NV)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Nevada History Organization / Virginia city, NV)
    7. US/NVGenWeb site - Storey County Archives
    8. US/NVGenWeb - Storey County Genealogy & History
    9. Storey County Vital Records - Storey County Recorder's Office, P.O. Box 493, 26 South B Street, Virginia City, NV 89440.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Washoe County (north and west), Lyon County (south and east), Carson City (small
             border to the southwest).

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the United States.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Genealogy Trails - Finding Ancestors Wherever Their Trails Led.
        Ghost Town - Gold Hill was never a town or even a settlement. It was a mining complex to
             process ore from a group of claims that included the Gold Hill mine.
        Ghost Town - Virginia City is the best known of the early Nevada mining towns.
    Census Information Storey County):
        1870 - Mortality Schedule.     1880 - Mortality Schedule.

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  • Washoe County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 5, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American Indian lands. [original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1861
    County Seat:  Reno, Nevada

    County history - Washoe County is named in honor of the Washoe people who originally inhabited the area. It was consolidated with Roop County in 1864.
             Washoe City was the first county seat in 1861 and was replaced by Reno in 1871.

    Washoe Courthouse
    GHLL Washoe County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Washoe County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - Washoe County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - Washoe County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Washoe County Recorder, Reno, NV 89520-0027.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Humboldt County (east), Pershing County (east), Churchill County (east), Lyon County
             (southeast), Storey County (south), Carson City (south), Placer County, California
             (southwest), Nevada County, California (west), Sierra County, California (west), Lassen
                County, California
    (west), Modoc County, California (west), Lake County, Oregon
             (north), Harney County, Oregon (northeast).

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (I) (T) - 5 files.
        1936 Tax List (I) - Quick-search of indexed lists.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • White Pine County, Nevada —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 7, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Elko and Nye Counties.
    Established:  02-Mar-1869
    County Seat:  Ely, Nevada

    County history - White Pine County:  There are no White Pines in White Pine County! The "heavy growth of trees thought to be white pine" were actually limber pine. In fact, there was quite a bit of debate whether to call the county Ruby after the oldest settlement or White Pine. White Pine was favored because the area was well known because of the "Rush to White Pine" after the discovery of rich silver ore.

    White Pine Courthouse
    GHLL White Pine County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - WhitePine County, NV Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NVGenWeb site - WhitePine County Archives
    7. US/NVGenWeb - WhitePine County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - White Pine County Clerk, P.O. Box 68, Ely, NV 89301.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Elko County (north), Eureka County (west), Nye County (southwest), Lincoln County
             (south), Millard County, Utah (east), Juab County, Utah (east), Tooele County, Utah
             (northeast).

        1887 Assessment Roll Book - A list of property owners in the county for 1887.
        1890 Assessment Roll Book - Spelling of names is as apparently spelled in the
             handwritten records. A list of property owners in the county for 1890.

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        Fort Ruby, Ruby Valley - Colonel P. Edward Conner was ordered to build and command this post in 1862-1869
        Genealogy Trails - White Pine County
        Hamilton, NV - Once the website of the White Pine Historical & Archeological Society, (inactive since Sept 2008)
        White Pine County - Justice Docket 1893 - 1909

    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - City of Hamilton

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