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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Carson_County,_Nevada|Carson County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Carson_County,_Nevada|Carson County]]''  
  
Organized 17 January 1854<ref name="CCFU">"Chart of County Formation in Utah" in ''Division of Archives and Records Service'' at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).</ref> as part of [[Utah]] Territory. Carson County was created from the far western parts of [[Weber County, Nevada|Weber]], [[Desert County, Nevada|Desert]], [[Tooele County, Utah|Tooele]], [[Juab County, Utah|Juab]], [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]], and [[Iron County, Utah|Iron]] counties. It was enlarged in 1856, then discontinued in 1857. It was reorganized as part of Utah in 1859, but the local citizens rejected that effort. This county included all of present-day Nevada between 118° and 120° west longitude. It may also have included the Great Basin parts of eastern California.<ref>Deon C. Greer, ''Atlas of Utah'' ((Ogden), Utah : Weber State College, 1981), 162, 164. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7463447 WorldCat entry]. {{FHL|96665|item|disp=FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a}}.</ref>  
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Organized 17 January 1854<ref name="CCFU">"Chart of County Formation in Utah" in ''Division of Archives and Records Service'' at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).</ref> <ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 34-92. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref> as part of [[Utah]] Territory. Carson County was created from the far western parts of [[Weber County, Nevada|Weber]], [[Desert County, Nevada|Desert]], [[Tooele County, Utah|Tooele]], [[Juab County, Utah|Juab]], [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]], and [[Iron County, Utah|Iron]] counties. It was enlarged in 1856, then discontinued in 1857. It was reorganized as part of Utah in 1859, but the local citizens rejected that effort and association with Utah (see [[Nataqua Territory|Nataqua Territory]]). This county included all of present-day Nevada between 118° and 120° west longitude. It may also have included the Great Basin parts of eastern California.<ref name="AU">Deon C. Greer, ''Atlas of Utah'' (Ogden, Utah: Utah State College, 1981), 162, 164. {{WorldCat|7463447|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|96665|item|disp=FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a}}.</ref>  
  
[[Image:{{UT1856}}]]Carson County was discontinued 2 March 1861 when [[Nevada]] Territory was created. It became part of Churchill, Douglas, Esmerelda, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Ormsby, Pershing, Storey, and Washoe counties, and Carson City (independent city).<ref>"Counties of Nevada" in ''Nevada History: a Walk in the Past'' at http://nevada-history.org/county.html (accessed 7 August 2011).</ref> <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 442. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry]. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D274 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>  
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<br>[[Image:{{UT1856}}]]Carson County was discontinued 2 March 1861 when [[Nevada]] Territory was created. It became part of Churchill, Douglas, Esmerelda, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Ormsby, Pershing, Storey, and Washoe counties, and Carson City (independent city).<ref>"Counties of Nevada" in ''Nevada History: a Walk in the Past'' at http://nevada-history.org/county.html (accessed 7 August 2011).</ref> <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 442. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D274 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>  
  
 
For records of Carson County, see:  
 
For records of Carson County, see:  
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*[[Nevada Archives and Libraries|Nevada State Archives]]
 
*[[Nevada Archives and Libraries|Nevada State Archives]]
  
:*Marion Ellison, ''An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861'' (Reno, Nevada&nbsp;: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11029859 WorldCat entry]. {{FHL|382092|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 R2e}}.
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:*Marion Ellison, ''An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861'' (Reno, Nevada&nbsp;: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984). {{Worldcat|11029859|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|382092|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 R2e}}.
  
 
*[[Utah Archives and Libraries#Utah_State_Archives_and_Record_Service|Utah State Archives]] has a few records from Carson County courts and deeds.
 
*[[Utah Archives and Libraries#Utah_State_Archives_and_Record_Service|Utah State Archives]] has a few records from Carson County courts and deeds.

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United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Carson County

Organized 17 January 1854[1] [2] as part of Utah Territory. Carson County was created from the far western parts of Weber, Desert, Tooele, Juab, Millard, and Iron counties. It was enlarged in 1856, then discontinued in 1857. It was reorganized as part of Utah in 1859, but the local citizens rejected that effort and association with Utah (see Nataqua Territory). This county included all of present-day Nevada between 118° and 120° west longitude. It may also have included the Great Basin parts of eastern California.[3]


Utah Territory's old 1856 counties are named in orange. Present-day Nevada counties are outlined in white.
Carson County was discontinued 2 March 1861 when Nevada Territory was created. It became part of Churchill, Douglas, Esmerelda, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Ormsby, Pershing, Storey, and Washoe counties, and Carson City (independent city).[4] [5]

For records of Carson County, see:

References

  1. "Chart of County Formation in Utah" in Division of Archives and Records Service at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).
  2. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 34-92. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k
  3. Deon C. Greer, Atlas of Utah (Ogden, Utah: Utah State College, 1981), 162, 164. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a.
  4. "Counties of Nevada" in Nevada History: a Walk in the Past at http://nevada-history.org/county.html (accessed 7 August 2011).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 442. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 973 D274 2002.