Churchill County, Nevada Genealogy

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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
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Address Churchill County Administrative Complex
155 N. Taylor Street
Fallon, NV 89406
Website: www.churchillcounty.org
Named for: Sylvester Churchill
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United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Churchill County

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
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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

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

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

Census

1862

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Fallon

Roman Catholic

Holy Trinity
  • Churchill County records FHL

Court Records

Directories

Funeral Homes

  • Churchill County records FHL

Genealogy

Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Periodicals

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

World War, 1914-1918

Newspapers

  • Churchill County records FHL

Obituaries

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

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.

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