List of counties in Nevada


This is a list of counties in Nevada

There are sixteen counties and one independent city in the US state of Nevada On November 25, 1861, the first Nevada Territorial Legislature established nine counties1 Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864 with eleven counties1 In 1969, Ormsby County and Carson City were consolidated into a single municipal government known as Carson City1

The FIPS county code is the five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States2 The three-digit number is unique to each individual county within a state, but to be unique within the entire United States, it must be prefixed by the state code This means that, for example, while Churchill County, Nevada is 001, Alameda County, California and Baker County, Oregon are also 001 To uniquely identify Churchill County, Nevada, one must use the state code of 32 plus the county code of 001; therefore, the unique nationwide identifier for Churchill County, Nevada is 32001 The links in the column FIPS County Code are to the Census Bureau Info page for that county

Countiesedit

County
FIPS County Code
2
County seat
3
Established
3
Origin
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Etymology
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Population
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Area
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Map
Carson City 510 Independent city 1969 Founded 1858, consolidated with rump Ormsby county in 1969 Carson River, named in turn for Christopher Houston Kit Carson 1809–1868, the frontier scout and soldier 7004552740000000000♠55,274 7002144000000000000♠144 mi²
373 km²
Churchill County 001 Fallon 1861 Original Sylvester Churchill 1783–1862, a general in the Mexican–American War 7004248770000000000♠24,877 7003492900000000000♠4,929 sq mi
7004127660000000000♠12,766 km2
Clark County 003 Las Vegas 1909 Lincoln County William A Clark 1839–1925, former United States Senator from Montana, and builder of a railroad line through the area 7006200075900000000♠2,000,759 7003791100000000000♠7,911 sq mi
7004204890000000000♠20,489 km2
Douglas County 005 Minden 1861 Original Stephen Arnold Douglas 1813–1861, former United States Senator from Illinois 7004469970000000000♠46,997 7002710000000000000♠710 sq mi
7003183900000000000♠1,839 km2
Elko County 007 Elko 1869 Lander County A Shoshoni word meaning white woman It is said, among the very old Shoshoni, that this is where they first saw a white woman 7004488180000000000♠48,818 7004171820000000000♠17,182 sq mi
7004445010000000000♠44,501 km2
Esmeralda County 009 Goldfield 1861 Original Esmeralda Mining District, named in turn for the legend that a massive amount of emeralds was buried in what is now Nevada Esmeralda is the Spanish and Portuguese word for emerald 7002783000000000000♠783 7003358900000000000♠3,589 sq mi
7003929500000000000♠9,295 km2
Eureka County 011 Eureka 1873 Lander County Greek expression Eureka, meaning I have found it!, in reference to deposits of silver found in the vicinity 7003198700000000000♠1,987 7003417600000000000♠4,176 sq mi
7004108160000000000♠10,816 km2
Humboldt County 013 Winnemucca 1861 Original Humboldt River, named in turn for Alexander von Humboldt 1769–1859, a German naturalist and explorer 7004161060000000000♠16,106 7003965800000000000♠9,658 sq mi
7004250140000000000♠25,014 km2
Lander County 015 Battle Mountain 1861 Original Frederick W Lander 1821–1862, an American Civil War general and developer of the area 7003577500000000000♠5,775 7003549400000000000♠5,494 sq mi
7004142290000000000♠14,229 km2
Lincoln County 017 Pioche 1866 Nye County and territory ceded by Arizona Abraham Lincoln 1809–1865, the sixteenth President of the United States 7003534500000000000♠5,345 7004106350000000000♠10,635 sq mi
7004275450000000000♠27,545 km2
Lyon County 019 Yerington 1861 Original General Nathaniel Lyon 1818–1861, who was killed in action at the Battle of Wilson's Creek 7004519800000000000♠51,980 7003199400000000000♠1,994 sq mi
7003516400000000000♠5,164 km2
Mineral County 021 Hawthorne 1911 Esmeralda County Mineral deposits in the area 7003477200000000000♠4,772 7003375700000000000♠3,757 sq mi
7003973100000000000♠9,731 km2
Nye County 023 Tonopah 1864 Esmeralda County James W Nye 1815–1876, a governor of the Nevada Territory and US senator from Nevada 7004439460000000000♠43,946 7004181470000000000♠18,147 sq mi
7004470010000000000♠47,001 km2
Pershing County 027 Lovelock 1919 Humboldt County John Joseph Black Jack Pershing 1860–1948, the World War I general 7003675300000000000♠6,753 7003600900000000000♠6,009 sq mi
7004155630000000000♠15,563 km2
Storey County 029 Virginia City 1861 Original Edward Farris Storey 1829–1860, a captain killed at Pyramid Lake in the 1860 Paiute War 7003401000000000000♠4,010 7002264000000000000♠264 sq mi
7002684000000000000♠684 km2
Washoe County 031 Reno 1861 Original The Washo, a small Indian tribe that inhabits the area 7005421407000000000♠421,407 7003634200000000000♠6,342 sq mi
7004164260000000000♠16,426 km2
White Pine County 033 Ely 1869 Lander County Heavy growth of pine trees in the area, thought to be white pine 7004100300000000000♠10,030 7003887700000000000♠8,877 sq mi
7004229910000000000♠22,991 km2

Defunct countiesedit

  • Bullfrog County, Nevada, formed in 1987 from part of Nye county Creation declared unconstitutional and abolished in 19891
  • Lake County, Nevada, one of the original nine counties formed in 1861 Renamed Roop County in 1862 Part became Lassen County, California in 1864 Nevada remainder annexed in 1883 to Washoe county1
  • Ormsby County, Nevada, one of the original nine counties formed in 1861 Consolidated in 1969 with the county seat, Carson City, forming the independent city of that name1

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Political History of Nevada" Nevada State Library and Archives Archived from the original on 2007-09-27 Retrieved 2007-08-17 
  2. ^ a b "EPA County FIPS Code Listing" US Environmental Protection Agency Retrieved 2007-08-18 
  3. ^ a b c "NACo – Find a county" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on July 6, 2007 Retrieved 2007-08-16 
  4. ^ a b "Counties of Nevada" Nevada-Historyorg Retrieved 2007-08-18 
  5. ^ "2010 Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 31 July 2014 Retrieved 2 September 2014 
  6. ^ "Nevada QuickFacts" US Census Bureau Retrieved 2007-08-16  2000 Census




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