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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
| county               = Churchill County
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| county = Churchill County
| county_map           = Nv-churchill.png
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| county_map = Nv-churchill.png
| state               = Nevada
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| state = Nevada
| state_map           = Nevada.png
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| state_map = Nevada.png
| founded year         = 1861  
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| founded year = 1861  
| founded date         = November 25
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| founded date = November 25
| seat wl             = Fallon
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| seat wl = Fallon
| building image       = Nv-churchill-ch.png
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| building image = Nv-churchill-ch.png
| building address     = Churchill County Administrative Complex<BR>155 N. Taylor Street<BR>Fallon, NV 89406
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| building address = Churchill County Administrative Complex<BR>155 N. Taylor Street<BR>Fallon, NV 89406
| web                 = www.churchillcounty.org
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| web = www.churchillcounty.org
| named for           = {{wpd|Sylvester Churchill}}
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| named for = {{wpd|Sylvester Churchill}}
| named for image     = Churchill-sylvester.png
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| named for image = Churchill-sylvester.png
 
}}  
 
}}  
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Churchill County, Nevada|Churchill County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Churchill_County,_Nevada|Churchill County]]''  
  
=== Quick Facts ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://www.churchillcounty.org/ Churchill County Courthouse]<br>155 N Taylor Street 110<br>Fallon, NV 89406<br>Phone: 775.423.6028&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce,&nbsp;probate and court records from 1905<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Churchill 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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Quick Facts
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Churchill County, Nevada}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Churchill County, Nevada}}  
  
Churchill County was created in 1861 and named for Fort Churchill (which today is actually in Lyon County), which had been named for General Sylvester Churchill, a Mexican-American War hero who was Inspector General of the U.S. Army in 1861. Churchill County was not organized until 1864, and its county seats were Bucklands (1861-64) which is now in Lyon County, La Plata (1864-68), Stillwater (1868-1904) and Fallon (1904-present). In the nineteenth century there were several attempts to eliminate Churchill County because of its small population, but Assemblyman Lemuel Allen was able to stop it on all occasions including convincing the Governor to veto the bill after it had been passed by both houses in 1875.  
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Churchill County was created in 1861 and named for Fort Churchill (which today is actually in Lyon County), which had been named for General Sylvester Churchill, a Mexican-American War hero who was Inspector General of the U.S. Army in 1861. Churchill County was not organized until 1864, and its county seats were Bucklands (1861-64) which is now in Lyon County, La Plata (1864-68), Stillwater (1868-1904) and Fallon (1904-present). In the nineteenth century there were several attempts to eliminate Churchill County because of its small population, but Assemblyman Lemuel Allen was able to stop it on all occasions including convincing the Governor to veto the bill after it had been passed by both houses in 1875.
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
Churchill County Library<br>553 S Maine St<br>Fallon, NV 89406<br>Telephone 775-423-7581<br>  
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Churchill County Library<br>553 S Maine St<br>Fallon, NV 89406<br>Telephone 775-423-7581<br>
  
 
=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
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*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900&nbsp;: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
 
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900&nbsp;: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Maps ===
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>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).</ref>  
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>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).</ref>  
  
:*[[California Trail]] 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
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:*[[California Trail]] 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
:*'''''Truckee (River) Trail''''' 1844 crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River Truckee River] to follow it west past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada Reno, Nevada] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]). The exact route varied over the years, the most used being the Nevada City Road and Auburn Emigrant Road combination.  
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::*'''''Truckee (River) Trail''''' 1844 crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River Truckee River] to follow it west past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada Reno, Nevada] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]). The exact route varied over the years, the most used being the Nevada City Road and Auburn Emigrant Road combination.  
:*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]  
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::*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]
 
:*[[Central Pacific Railroad]] since 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*[[Central Pacific Railroad]] since 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*[[Central Overland Trail]] 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Central Overland Trail]] 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>
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*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}  
 
*Churchill County records {{FHL|781048|title-id|disp=FHL}}  
*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide {{FHL|1181572|title-id|disp=FHL}}  
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno newspapers] going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
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*[http://www.ccmuseum.org/ Churchill County Museum and Archives]<br>1050 South Maine Street<br>Fallon, NV
 
*[http://www.ccmuseum.org/ Churchill County Museum and Archives]<br>1050 South Maine Street<br>Fallon, NV
  
== Family History Centers  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Fallon Nevada South Family History Center]]
  
'''Fallon Nevada South'''<br>750 W Richards St<br>Fallon, Churchill, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 775-423-8888<br>This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
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'''<br>'''
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

Revision as of 15:40, 17 August 2012

Churchill County, Nevada
Map
Map of Nevada highlighting Churchill County
Location in the state of Nevada
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Fallon
Courthouse
Nv-churchill-ch.png
Address Churchill County Administrative Complex
155 N. Taylor Street
Fallon, NV 89406
Website: www.churchillcounty.org
Named for: Sylvester Churchill
Churchill-sylvester.png


United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Churchill County

County Courthouse

Churchill County Courthouse
155 N Taylor Street 110
Fallon, NV 89406
Phone: 775.423.6028 

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1905[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Churchill County, Nevada

Churchill County was created in 1861 and named for Fort Churchill (which today is actually in Lyon County), which had been named for General Sylvester Churchill, a Mexican-American War hero who was Inspector General of the U.S. Army in 1861. Churchill County was not organized until 1864, and its county seats were Bucklands (1861-64) which is now in Lyon County, La Plata (1864-68), Stillwater (1868-1904) and Fallon (1904-present). In the nineteenth century there were several attempts to eliminate Churchill County because of its small population, but Assemblyman Lemuel Allen was able to stop it on all occasions including convincing the Governor to veto the bill after it had been passed by both houses in 1875.

Parent County

25 November 1861: Churchill County was created as an original county. [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Churchill County Library
553 S Maine St
Fallon, NV 89406
Telephone 775-423-7581

Biography

  • Churchill County records FHL

Cemeteries

  • Cemetery records of Nevada: Churchill and Lander counties FHL

Fairview

  • Churchill County records FHL

Census

  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide FHL

1862

  • Early Nevada records: certificates of survey, Carson Valley, 1856; 1862 census of Churchill County; 1864 census of Nye County FHL

1870

  • Missourians in the 1870 census records of Churchill County, Nevada [and]... Douglas County, Nevada FHL

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Fallon

Episcopal

Holy Trinity Episcopal

http://trinityfallon.diocesenv.org/
507 Churchill Street
Fallon, Nevada 89406
775–423–3551

  • Churchill County records FHL
    Membership rolls 1906 and 1943
    Baptisms, confirmations, communicants 1907-1933
    marriages 1913-1940
    burials 1917-1957

Court Records

Directories

  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide FHL

Funeral Homes

  • Churchill County records FHL

Genealogy

Handbooks, manuals, etc.

  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide FHL

Periodicals

  • In focus: annual journal of the Churchill County Museum Association FHL
  • Trails to Churchill County : Historical and Genealogical Society quarterly FHL

History

  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide FHL
  • The Humboldt range : 19th century mining camps FHL

Land and Property

  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900 : a researchers guide FHL

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[3]

Military History and Records

World War, 1914-1918

  • The Banks compilation of birth data of men with links to Churchill County, Nevada, who were born 1873-1900: as found in the civilian registration cards [L.D.S. microfilm series of World War I Selective Service draft registration cards]. FHL

Newspapers

  • Churchill County records FHL
  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900: a researchers guide FHL
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Obituaries

Probate Records

Taxation

  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900 : a researchers guide FHL

Vital Records

  • Some Churchill County, Nevada, records, 1850-1900 : a researchers guide FHL

Birth Records

  • Birth records of Churchill County, Nevada FHL

Marriage Records

  • Churchill County records FHL
    v. 3. Marriage records/notices:
    Churchill County marriage records 1903-1920
    Marriage notices from newspapers 1894-1920

Societies, Libraries and Museums

  • Churchill Historical and Genealogical Society
    c/o Churchill County Museum
    1050 S Maine St
    Fallon, NV 89406-8824 Telephone: 775-423-3677 http://www.ccmuseum.org

Family History Centers


Websites

  • 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Churchill County, Oregon page 442, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).