Humboldt County, Utah Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Humboldt County

Humboldt County was organized 5 January 1856[1] as part of Utah Territory. Humboldt County was created from the far western parts of Weber, Desert, Tooele, and Juab counties. This county included all of present-day Nevada between 116° and 118° west longitude, and 39° 30' and 42° north latitude.[2]

Utah Territory's old 1856 counties are named in orange. Present-day Nevada counties are outlined in white.
Humboldt County as part of Utah Territory was discontinued 2 March 1861 when Nevada Territory was created. However, at that time Nevada organized a new Humboldt County to the northwest of the old. Part of the old became part of the new Humboldt, Pershing, Churchill, Elko, Lander, and Eureka counties.[3] [4]

For records of Humboldt County (Utah Terrtory), see:


  1. "Chart of County Formation in Utah" in Division of Archives and Records Service at (accessed 11 August 2011).
  2. Deon C. Greer, Atlas of Utah ((Ogden), Utah : Weber State College, 1981), 162, 164. WorldCat entry. FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a.
  3. "Counties of Nevada" in Nevada History: a Walk in the Past Counties of Nevada(accessed 7 August 2011).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 686. WorldCat entry. FHL Book 973 D274 2002.