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.
Mineral County, Nevada
Mineral County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named for the many mineral deposits in the area.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Created out of northern Esmeralda County - February 10, 1911 - Named for the many mineral deposits in the area. Seat: Hawthorne, named for William Hawthorne, a rancher and early justice of the peace; served as constable in Carson City.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,813 square miles (9,876 kmē), of which,
3,756 square miles (9,729 kmē) of it is land and 57 square miles (146 kmē) of it (1.48%) is water.
Cities and Towns:
- Hawthorne (County Seat)
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"