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There 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 History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Virginia City
Year Organized: 1861
Square Miles: 264
Court House:

P.O. Box D
County Courthouse
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.

Demographics:

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County History

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.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 264 square miles (683 kmē), of which, 263 square miles (682 kmē) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 kmē) of it (0.13%) is water.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Washoe County, Nevada - north, west
  • Lyon County, Nevada - south, east
  • Carson City, Nevada - very small border to the southwest
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