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==== Local Histories  ====
==== Local Histories  ====
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration ====
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf  (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
:*[[Central Pacific Railroad]] since 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
:*[[Central Overland Trail]] 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>
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Revision as of 03:39, 5 August 2011

Template:Nevada-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Lander County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1862--Lander County was created 19 December 1862 as an original county.  County seat: Battle Mountain [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Argenta Canon City Gold Quartz McCoy Rennox
Austin Copper Basin Hilltop Mosel Rosny
Bannock Cortez Jenkins Mount Airy Tenabo
Battle Mountain Dewitt Mill Kampos Petersons Mill Yankee Blade
Buckingham Camp Gold Acres Kingston Piute

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Lander County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:





Vital Records

1,106 marriages from 18 Jul 1863 to 10 Dec 1949 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Austin Historical Society
180 Main Street
Austin, NV 89310
Web site: http://www.ausnvhistsoc.com/

Round Mountain Public Library
73 Hadley Ln
Round Mountain, NV 89045
Telephone 775-377-2215

Family History Centers

Austin Nevada
50 S 2nd St
Austin, Lander, Nevada, United States
Telephone: 775-964-2336

Battle Mountain Nevada
785 W Humboldt
Battle Mountain, Lander, Nevada, United States
Telephone: 775-635-2297

These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.Contact Center for open hours as they vary.

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).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).