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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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White Pine County, Nevada

White Pine County History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Ely
Year Organized: 1869
Square Miles: 8,877
Court House:

801 Clark St
County Courthouse
Ely, NV 89301-1994

Etymology - Origin of County Name

There are no White Pines in White Pine County! The "heavy growth of trees thought to be white pine" were actually limber pine. In fact, there was quite a bit of debate whether to call the county Ruby after the oldest settlement or White Pine. White Pine was favored because the area was well known because of the "Rush to White Pine" after the discovery of rich silver ore.

Demographics:

County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts

County History

March 2nd, 1869 - There are no White Pines in White Pine County! The "heavy growth of trees thought to be white pine" were actually limber pine. In fact, there was quite a bit of debate whether to call the county Ruby after the oldest settlement or White Pine. White Pine was favored because the area was well known because of the "Rush to White Pine" after the discovery of rich silver ore. (Courtesy Donna Frederick, White Pine County)

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,897 square miles (23,042 kmē), of which, 8,876 square miles (22,989 kmē) of it is land and 21 square miles (53 kmē) of it (0.23%) is water.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Elko County, Nevada - north
  • Eureka County, Nevada - west
  • Nye County, Nevada - southwest
  • Lincoln County, Nevada - south
  • Millard County, Utah - east
  • Juab County, Utah - east
  • Tooele County, Utah - northeast
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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!"


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