|Territory & Statehood|
By 1874, Nevada Territory
had been a state for ten years, and six more counties had been added: Lander,
Nye, Elko, Eureka, Lincoln, and White Pine. Clark, Mineral, and Pershing
counties were added after 1900. In 1969, Ormsby County was eliminated when
Carson City consolidated county and city governments.
Bullfrog County was created in 1987, but the law that established it was declared unconstitutional in 1989.
The 17 counties
in Nevada, the years they were created, and the original and present county
seats are in the chart below:
|County||Created||Orig. County Seat||Present County Seat|
|Carson City||1969||CarsonCity||Carson City|
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