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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.
Named for the many mineral deposits in the area. Its name came from the surrounding area, which is heavily mineralized.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
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.
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).
Bordering counties are as follows: