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Nevada CountiesThere aresixteen 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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Lincoln County, Nevada
Lincoln County Education, Geography, and History
County Seat: Pioche
Year Organized: 1866
Square Miles: 10,635
P.O. Box 90
Pioche, NV 89043-0090
Etymology - Origin of County Name
It is named after Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Original legislation called for the
creation of a "Stewart County", after Nevada Senator William M. Stewart, however this was later changed in a
substitute bill. Crystal Springs was the county's first seat in 1866, followed by Hiko in 1867, and Pioche in 1871.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick
February 25, 1866 - Once part of New Mexico territory, and once part of Arizona, was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln. Seat: Pioche, (1871) in honor of F. L. A. Pioche, a San Francisco banker/mine promoter.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 10,637 square miles (27,549 km2), of which,
10,634 square miles (27,541 km2) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km2) of it (0.03%) is water. While only the
third largest county by area in the State of Nevada, it is seventh largest county in area in the entire United
States, not including boroughs and census areas in Alaska.
- 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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