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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.

Mineral County, Nevada

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Mineral County is a county located in the state of Nevada. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 4,772, making it the fourth-least populous county in Nevada. Its county seat is Hawthorne.

Etymology - Origin of Mineral County Name

Named for the many mineral deposits in the area. Its name came from the surrounding area, which is heavily mineralized.

Demographics:

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Mineral County History

Created out of northern Esmeralda County shortly after the county seat of Esmeralda was moved to Goldfield in 1907.- February 10, 1911 - Named for the many mineral deposits in the area. Its name came from the surrounding area, which is heavily mineralized. Hawthorne has always been its county seat.  Hawthorne, named for William Hawthorne, a rancher and early justice of the peace; served as constable in Carson City.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,813 square miles (9,876 km2), of which, 3,756 square miles (9,729 km2) of it is land and 57 square miles (146 km2) of it (1.48%) is water.

The highest point in Mineral County is Mount Grant at 11,285 ft (3,440 m).

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Lyon County, Nevada - northwest
  • Churchill County, Nevada - north
  • Nye County, Nevada - northeast
  • Esmeralda County, Nevada - southeast
  • Mono County, California - southwest

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