There are sixteen 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.
White Pine County Education, Geography, and History
White Pine County is a county located in the state of Nevada. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 10,030. Its county seat is
Etymology - Origin of White Pine 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.
March 2nd, 1869 - White Pine County was established in 1869 from Lander County and named after the heavy growth
of Limber Pine trees in the area which were at the time called white pine. Hamilton was the first county seat from 1869 to 1887 when it was
replaced after a fire by Ely
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,897 square miles (23,042 km2), of which,
8,876 square miles (22,989 km2) of it is land and 21 square miles (53 km2) of it (0.23%) is water.