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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.
Storey County, Nevada
Storey County History, Geography, and Demographics
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.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
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.
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.
Cities and Towns:
- Virginia City (County Seat)
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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!"