Elko County, Nevada Genealogy

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United States  > Nevada > Elko County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1869--Elko County was created 5 March 1869 from St. Mary's County.  County seat: Elko [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Alazon Delaplain Lamoille Ola Sage Tuscarora
Arthur Dinner Station Lee Osino San Jacinto Tyrol
Bullion Dolly Varden Loray Owyhee Scraper Springs Ventosa
Carlin Elburz Melandco Patsville Shafter Vivian
Charleston Elko Metropolis Pequop Shanty Town Welcome
Clifside Fenelon Midas Pilot Shores Wells
Cobre Halleck Mizpah Point of Rocks Silver Zone Wendover
Coin Henry Moleen Proctor Spring Creek West Wendover
Contact Hogan Montello Rock House Spruce Wilkins
Currie Holborn Moor Rowland Sprucemont Williams Cabin
Decoy Jackpot Mountain City Ruby Tecoma
Deep Creek Jarbidge North Fork Ruby Valley Tonka
Deeth Jiggs Oasis Ryndon Tulasco

Neighboring Counties



Wells, Nevada

City of Wells Cemetery

450 W. 6th St. (orginal cemetery)

451 W. 6th St. (new cemetery)

Contact: City of Wells Office,1279 Clover Avenue, Wells, Nevada 89835 or 775-752-3355

The following web sites have entries for people buried in Elko County. None have complete lists:

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Elko, Nevada, look at the list of records for Cemeteries. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Carlin
  • Elko
  • Metropolis

There is no Ward or Branch in Metropolis.  Contact Wells Ward.

  • Montello

There is no Ward or Branch in Montello.  Contact Wells Ward.

  • Ruby Valley
  • Wells

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Wells Ward, is located at 951 Lake Ave, Wells Nevada 89835 (DO NOT MAIL TO THIS ADDRESS). Mail is sent to current Bishop's personal address. The phone number for the Wells Ward is 775-752-3763.  The phone number for the Bishop's office is 775-752-3309. 



Local Histories

Wells, Elko, Nevada








Vital Records

3,976 marriages from 3 Oct 1869 to 4 Jan 1935 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Northeastern Nevada Historical Society and Museum
Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society
1515 Idaho St.
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone: 775-738-3418

Elko Genealogical Society
3001 North Fifth Street
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone 775-738-4565

Western Shoshone Historical Society
1545 Silver Eagle
Elko, Nevada 89801-5021
Telephone 775-738-7070

Tuscarora Library
Tuscarora, NV 89834

Carlin Branch Library
811 Main ST
Carlin, NV 89822
Telephone 775 754-6766

Elko County Library
720 Court St
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone 775-756-6587  

Web Sites

  • 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).