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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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Mineral County, Nevada
Mineral County Education, Geography, and History
County Seat: Hawthorne
Year Organized: 1911
Square Miles: 3,757
P.O. Box 1450
Hawthorne, NV 89415-1450
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named for the many mineral deposits in the area.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick
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 US 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.
- Lyon County, Nevada - northwest
- Churchill County, Nevada - north
- Nye County, Nevada - northeast
- Esmeralda County, Nevada - southeast
- Mono County, California - southwest
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