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=== Cemeteries  ===
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>US Vol. 5 page 220 - Saint Clair Cemetery, south of Fallon
*Cemetery records of Nevada: Churchill and Lander counties [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=216136 FHL]
=== Census  ===
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Revision as of 04:08, 17 May 2010

Churchill County, Nevada
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.
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Fallon
Address Churchill County Administrative Complex
155 N. Taylor Street
Fallon, NV 89406
Website: www.churchillcounty.org
Named for: Sylvester Churchill

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Churchill County

Quick Facts

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. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss



Archives and Libraries

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


  • Churchill County records FHL


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

  • Cemetery records of Nevada: Churchill and Lander counties FHL



Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Fallon

Roman Catholic

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

Court Records


Funeral Homes

  • Churchill County records FHL


Handbooks, manuals, etc.



Land and Property


Military History and Records

World War, 1914-1918


  • Churchill County records FHL


Probate Records


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.


  • 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).