Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Quick Facts

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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

25 November 1861: Churchill County was created as an original county. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss



Archives and Libraries

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



LDS Cemetery Records
US Vol. 5 page 220 - Saint Clair Cemetery, south of Fallon



Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fallon

Court Records


Funeral Homes


Handbooks, manuals, etc.



Land and Property


Military History and Records

World War, 1914-1918



Probate Records


Vital Records

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

Family History Centers

Fallon Nevada South
750 W Richards St
Fallon, Churchill, Nevada, United States
Telephone: 775-423-8888
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.


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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).