Iron County, Nevada Genealogy

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Iron County, Utah Territory was created 3 March 1852[1] [2] [3] [4] by the Utah legislature from Little Salt Lake County, Utah Genealogy. Iron County extended into present-day Nevada from Utah Territory's eastern boundary to the western edge of the Great Basin in California between Milliard and Washington counties in Utah Territory.

Utah Territory's old 1856 counties are named in orange. Present-day Nevada counties are outlined in white.

On 5 January 1856 the Utah legislature reduced Iron County land in present-day Nevada by carving out part of Carson County and the southern part of Beaver County. In 1861 the U.S. Congress created Nevada Territory with its eastern border at 116° W, and in 1862 moved Nevada's eastern border one degree of longitude east, and repeated that again in 1866, each time reducing Iron County, Utah.[5] Former Iron County land in present-day Nevada was used eventually to form parts of Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Esmeralda, Nye, and Lincoln, counties.[6]

For records of the old Iron County in what is present-day Nevada, see:

Some records for old Iron County, Utah Territory may have been transferred to, or may have been re-recorded in the new counties formed from the old Iron County. See also:

For records of the old Iron County in what is present-day Utah, see:

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  1. Utah Territory Legislative Assembly, Acts, resolutions, and memorials, passed by the first annual, and special sessions, of the Legislative Assembly, of the Territory of Utah, begun and held at Great Salt Lake City, on the 22nd day of September, A.D., 1851 (1852) (G.S.L. City, U.T.: Legislative Assembly, 1852), 164. Internet Archive edition.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 687. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 973 D274 2002.
  3. "Chart of County Formation in Utah" in Division of Archives and Records Service at (accessed 11 August 2011).
  4. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 34-92. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k
  5. Deon C. Greer, Atlas of Utah (Ogden, Utah: Utah State College, 1981), 162-64. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a.
  6. "Counties of Nevada" in Nevada History: a Walk in the Past at (accessed 11 August 2011).