Lyon County, Nevada

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| building address = Lyon County Courthouse<br>27 S Main Street<br>PO Box 816 <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Phone: 775.577.5043<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Lyon-County-Kentucky-Courts.htm '''Lyon County Website''']}}<br>  
 
| building address = Lyon County Courthouse<br>27 S Main Street<br>PO Box 816 <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Phone: 775.577.5043<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Lyon-County-Kentucky-Courts.htm '''Lyon County Website''']}}<br>  
  
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==== Parent County  ====
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*'''Parent County:''' created 25 November 1861 as an original county  
 
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*'''County Seat:''' Yerington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
'''1861--'''Lyon County was created 25 November 1861&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Yerington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Churchill County, Nevada|Churchill]] | [[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas]] | [[Mineral County, Nevada|Mineral]] |
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[[Mono County, California|Mono County, California]] | [[Ormsby County, Nevada|Ormsby]] | [[Storey County, Nevada|Storey]] | [[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe]]
  
 
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*[[Churchill County, Nevada|Churchill]]
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*[[Mineral County, Nevada|Mineral]]
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*[[Mono County, California|Mono County, California]]
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Lyon-County-Kentucky-Courts.htm Lyon County Courthouse]<br>27 S Main Street<br>PO Box 816; <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Phone: 775.577.5043<br><br>County Recorderhas marriage and land records from 1862.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.courtreference.com/Lyon-County-Kentucky-Courts.htm Lyon County Courthouse]<br>27 S Main Street<br>PO Box 816; <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Phone: 775.577.5043<br><br>County Recorderhas marriage and land records from 1862.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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447 marriages from 3 Jan 1862 to 23 Nov 1887 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
447 marriages from 3 Jan 1862 to 23 Nov 1887 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
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Revision as of 19:42, 27 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Lyon County

Guide to Lyon County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Lyon County, Nevada
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Yerington
Courthouse
Address Lyon County Courthouse
27 S Main Street
PO Box 816
Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: 775.577.5043
Lyon County Website

Contents

Historical Facts

  • Parent County: created 25 November 1861 as an original county
  • County Seat: Yerington [1]
  • Neighboring Counties: Churchill | Douglas | Mineral |

Mono County, California | Ormsby | Storey | Washoe

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Populated Places

Argo Dayton Mound House Smith Wabuska
Carson Rapids City Fernley Nordyke Stagecoach Weed Heights
Churchill Fort Churchill Pine Grove Sulfur Wellington
Como Greenville Silver City Sutro Yerington
Darwin Lux Silver Springs Talapoosa
Davis Station Mason Simpson

Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 5 page 273 - Old Fort Churchill Cemetery (7 miles south of Silver Springs)

Dayton Cemetery Inscriptions sponsored by USGenWeb. 
Pictures of tombstones in the Dayton Cemetery.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Lyon County, Nevada for emigrant settlers included:

  • Walker River-Sonora Road 1852-1854 from the Carson Trail south to the Walker River along the base of the Sierra Nevada until it ascends to Sonora Pass and then down to Strawberry and Sonora, California

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Repositories

Courthouse

Lyon County Courthouse
27 S Main Street
PO Box 816;
Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: 775.577.5043

County Recorderhas marriage and land records from 1862.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890. [5]

Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Dayton Valley Branch Library
    321 Dayton Valley Rd
    Dayton, NV 89403
    Telephone 775-246-6212
  • Smith Valley Public Library
    20 Day Ln
    Wellington, NV 89444
    Telephone 775-465-2369
  • Central Library
    20 Nevin Way
    Yerington, NV 89447
    Telephone 775-463-6645
Museums
Societies
  • Wellington Historical Society
    P. O. Box 36
    Wellington, NV 89444

Taxation

Vital Records

447 marriages from 3 Jan 1862 to 23 Nov 1887 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.


Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.