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Organized as an original county 17 January 1854 as part of Utah Territory. Included all of present-day Nevada between 118° and 120° west longitude. May also have included the Great Basin parts of California.

Discontinued 2 March 1861 when Nevada Territory was created. Became part of Douglas, Lyon, Ormsby, Storey, Churchill, Pershing, Humboldt, and Washoe counties, and Carson City (independent city).[1]


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 442. WorldCat entry. FHL Book 973 D274 2002.


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