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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.
Lyon County, Nevada
Lyon County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named in honor of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed in action at the battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861, near Springfield, MO. However, other historians claim it was in honor of Captain Robert Lyon who arrived in Nevada via wagon train June, 1850.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
November 25, 1861 - Named in honor of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed in action at the battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861, near Springfield, MO. However, other historians claim it was in honor of Captain Robert Lyon who arrived in Nevada via wagon train June, 1850. Seat: Yerington (1911) for H. M. Yerington, one of the builders of the Virginia Truckee Railroad.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,016 square miles (5,222 kmē), of which,
1,994 square miles (5,164 kmē) of it is land and 23 square miles (59 kmē) of it (1.13%) is water.
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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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