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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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Storey County, Nevada
Storey County Education, Geography, and History
County Seat: Virginia City
Year Organized: 1861
Square Miles: 264
P.O. Box D
Virginia City, NV 89440-0139
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named after Edward Farris Storey, Captain of Co. K The Virginia Rifles, Washoe Regiment. On June 2nd, 1860 he was killed in battle during an engagement at the Pyramid Lake Indian War.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick
November 25, 1861 - Named after Edward Farris Storey, Captain of Co. K The Virginia Rifles, Washoe Regiment. On June 2nd, 1860 he was killed in battle during an engagement at the Pyramid Lake Indian War. Seat: Virginia City.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 264 square miles (683 km2), of which, 263
square miles (682 km2) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km2) of it (0.13%) is water.
- Washoe County, Nevada - north, west
- Lyon County, Nevada - south, east
- Carson City, Nevada - very small border to the southwest
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