Saint Mary's County, Nevada Genealogy

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Saint Mary's County, Utah Territory was organized 5 January 1856[1] [2] from western parts of Weber, Desert, Tooele, and Juab counties. It was named for the Saint Mary's River, later called the Humboldt River. This county included all of present-day Nevada between 114° and 116° west longitude, and 39° 30' and 42° north latitude.[3]

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

Saint Mary's County as part of Utah Territory was discontinued 2 March 1861 when Nevada Territory was created from part of Utah Territory. Part of the old Saint Mary's County became parts of present day Elko, Eureka, and White Pine counties.[4] [5]

For records of Saint Mary's County (Utah Terrtory), see:

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Chart of County Formation in Utah" in Division of Archives and Records Service at (accessed 11 August 2011).
  2. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 34-98. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k
  3. Deon C. Greer, Atlas of Utah ((Ogden), Utah : Weber 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 (accessed 7 August 2011).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 688. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 973 D274 2002.