Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
County Clerk
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5390
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Lincoln County Courthouse;
1 Main Street
Pioche, NV 89043
Phone: 775.962.5390 

County Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records
from 1873


Parent County

1866--Lincoln County was created 26 February 1866 from Nye County.  County seat: Pioche [1]

Boundary Changes

On 5 May 1866 the United States Congress passed a bill extending the eastern Nevada boundary by one degree of longitude to its present position on the 37th meridian. As a result, Lincoln County increased in both size and population. Residents of Panaca, a small farming community established by Mormon pioneers, were most affected by the change. By law, they were officially residents of Lincoln County, Nevada. However, because the area had not been surveyed, Panaca residents contended they still belonged to the Utah Territory and they refused to pay taxes to Lincoln County. Consequently, a long bitter dispute ensued. Eventually, the conflict was settled by the court system in 1871. Since that time, Panaca has been recognized as one of Lincoln County's most enduring communities.[2]

Lincoln County boundaries were modified on three other occasions. In 1867, a portion of the western edge of Lincoln County was ceded to Nye County. In 1875, the northern boundary was adjusted following the acquisition of the northeast corner of Nye County. But the largest boundary adjustment occurred in the year 1909, when Lincoln County was split in half and Clark County was formed from the southern half.

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Ghost Towns: Acoma | Angle City | Atlanta | Barclay | Big Trees | Boyd | Bristol Well | Brown | Bullionville | Carp | Caselton | Cold Spring | Crestline | Crossroads | Crystal Springs | Delmar | Eberhardt | Eccles | Elgin | Etna | Fay | Flat Nose | Galt | Groom Lake | Helene | Horseshoe Bend | Hoya | Indian Cove | Islen | Jackrabbit | Joseco | Kyle | Logan City | Mendha | Mud Springs | Ninemile Rocks | Pony Springs | Prince | Rose Valley | Rox | Stine | Strawberry Hill | Sundown | Tempiute

Neighboring Counties

Clark | Nye | White Pine | Beaver County, Utah | Iron County, Utah | Millard County, Utah | Washington County, Utah | Mohave County, Arizona

Record Types


  • Find A has burial information for the following Lincoln County cemeteries: Alamo, Barclay, Bullionville, Caliente City, Castle Family, Conway Veterans Memeorial, Davidson Family, Delmar Catholic, Delmar Helene, Hackett Family, Hiko Area, Hiko, Panaca Memorial Park, Pioche Boot Hill, Pioche Catholic, Pioche Masonic, Pioche Public, Rachel, Richardville, Schofield, Spring Valley, and Woodworth.
  • BillionGraves has photos, transcriptions, and Google maps of the following cemeteries: Saint Laurence Catholic Cemetery
Lincoln County Cemeteries
Alamo Cemetery
Alamo, Nevada 89001
Barclay Cemetery
Boot Hill Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Bullionville Cemetery
Highway 93
Caliente City Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Caliente, Nevada 89008
Conways Veteran Memorial Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Caliente, Nevada 89008
Delmar Catholic Cemetery
Delmar, Nevada
Delmar-Helene Cemetery
Fay Cemetery
Deer Lodge Canyon
Hackett Cemetery
Deer Lodge Canyon
Hollinger-Hammond Cemetery
Ursine, Nevada
I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Caliente, Nevada 89008
I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Panaca Memorial Cemetery
Panaca, Nevada
Pioche Masonic Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Pioche Public Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Rachel Cemetery
Rachel, Nevada
Richardville Cemetery
Richardville, Nevada
Schofield Cemetery
Nevada State Route 318
Hiko, Nevada 89017
Spring Valley Cemetery
Stateline Canyon, Nevada
St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Ursine Cemetery
Ursine, Nevada
Woodworth Cemetery


Transcriptions of many Lincoln County federal census records are available online as part of The USGenWeb Project. Click on the links below to search a particular census.

1870 Census | 1880 Census | 1880 Mortality Schedules | 1890 Special Census | 1900 Census | 1900 Indian Census

FamilySearch Record Search

For more information about Nevada census records, see the Nevada Census records page available on the FamilySearch Wiki.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Alamo
  • Caliente
  • Panaca
  • Pioche



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Lincoln County Courthouse
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5495
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm; Closed on legal holidays

Record Highlights: Real estate deeds, mortgages, mining deeds and notices, maps, and early vital records (births, marriages, and deaths). Note, only births and deaths prior to 1911 are accessible to the public. Researchers can also access bound volumes of early Lincoln County newspapers, such as the Pioche Daily Record, 1872-1876.

On-site researchers can obtain photocopies of documents from the recorder's office. Photocopying cost have been set at $1.00 per page. Researchers are also allowed to take digital photographs of documents, however, a $1.00 fee is assessed for each photograph taken.




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

Online Resources


  • The Lincoln County Record is the official newspaper of Lincoln County. It is published weekly every Thursday. The paper's roots trace back to the early 1870s. Over the course of its history, the paper has been known by several titles: The Ely Record,1870-1872; Pioche Daily Record, 1872-1876; Pioche Weekly Record, 1877-1900; Lincoln County Record, 1900-1905; Pioche Weekly Record, 1906-1908; Pioche Daily Record, 1908-1925; Lincoln County Record, 1925-1932; Pioche Record, 1932-1968; and since 1968, the newspaper has been titled the Lincoln County Record.


Vital Records

Lincoln County Courthouse
County Clerk
181 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5390
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm


Societies and Libraries

Caliente Branch Library
100 Depot Avenue
Caliente, Nevada 89008
Phone: 775-726-3104

Alamo Branch Library
100 South First West
Alamo, Nevada 89001
Phone: 775-725-3343

Lincoln County Library
63 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5244
Hours: M,T,Th 10am-3pm; W 1pm-6pm


Lincoln County Historical Museum
69 Main Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5207
Hours: Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm; Closed major holidays
Admission: Free
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Million Dollar Courthouse
25 Lacour Street
Pioche, Nevada 89043
Phone: 775-962-5182
Hours: Open April to October 10am-4pm
Admission: Free

Record Highlights: The museum houses several early original record volumes including tax records, license books, school ledgers, deed indexes, and more. Of particular interest is the grantor/grantee index to Lincoln County Deeds, 1871-1873.

For a brief history of the "Million Dollar Courthouse," see the Lincoln County Courthouse entry found in the Online Nevada Encyclopedia.

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Sam P. Davis, editor, The History of Nevada, vol. 1 (Reno, Nevada: Elms Publishing Co., 1913), 212-13.
  3. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 6 September 2011).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 14 September 2011).