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Nevada Counties
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Nevada Counties

There are sixteen counties and one independent city in the state of Nevada. On November 25, 1861, the first Nevada Territorial Legislature established nine counties. Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864 with eleven counties. In 1969, Ormsby County and Carson City were consolidated into a single municipal government known as Carson City.

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Nevada Counties: History and Information

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There are sixteen counties and one independent city in the state of Nevada. On November 25, 1861, the first Nevada Territorial Legislature established nine counties. Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864 with eleven counties. In 1969, Ormsby County and Carson City were consolidated into a single municipal government known as Carson City

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County 2000
Population
Square
Miles
County Seat Created
Carson City 52,457 144 Carson City 1861
Churchill County 23,982 4,929 Fallon 1861
Clark County 1,375,765 7,911 Las Vegas 1909
Douglas County 41,259 710 Minden 1861
Elko County 45,291 17,182 Elko 1869
Esmeralda County 971 3,589 Goldfield 1861
Eureka County 1,651 4,176 Eureka 1873
Humboldt County 16,106 9,648 Winnemucca 1861
Lander County 5,794 5,494 Battle Mountain 1862
Lincoln County 4,165 10,635 Pioche 1866
Lyon County 34,501 1,994 Yerington 1861
Mineral County 5,071 3,757 Hawthorne 1911
Nye County 32,485 18,147 Tonopah 1864
Pershing County 6,693 6,009 Lovelock 1919
Storey County 3,399 264 Virginia City 1861
Washoe County 339,486 6,342 Reno 1861
White Pine County 9,181 8,877 Ely 1869
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