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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
Lyon County Courthouse<br> 27 S Main Street<br> PO Box 816; <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br> Phone: 775.577.5043&nbsp;<br><br>County Recorder&nbsp;has marriage and land records from 1862; <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890<br>&nbsp;
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 18:05, 16 August 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Lyon County

County Courthouse

Lyon County Courthouse
27 S Main Street
PO Box 816;
Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: 775.577.5043 

County Recorder has marriage and land records from 1862;
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890


Parent County

1861--Lyon County was created 25 November 1861 as an original county. County seat: Yerington [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Argo Dayton Mound House Smith Wabuska
Carson Rapids City Fernley Nordyke Stagecoach Weed Heights
Churchill Fort Churchill Pine Grove Sulfur Wellington
Como Greenville Silver City Sutro Yerington
Darwin Lux Silver Springs Talapoosa
Davis Station Mason Simpson

Neighboring Counties



LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 5 page 273 - Old Fort Churchill Cemetery (7 miles south of Silver Springs)

Dayton Cemetery Inscriptions sponsored by USGenWeb. 
Pictures of tombstones in the Dayton Cemetery.




Local Histories



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

  • Walker River-Sonora Road 1852-1854 from the Carson Trail south to the Walker River along the base of the Sierra Nevada until it ascends to Sonora Pass and then down to Strawberry and Sonora, California





Vital Records

447 marriages from 3 Jan 1862 to 23 Nov 1887 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Wellington Historical Society
P. O. Box 36
Wellington, NV 89444

Dayton Valley Branch Library
321 Dayton Valley Rd
Dayton, NV 89403
Telephone 775-246-6212

Smith Valley Public Library
20 Day Ln
Wellington, NV 89444
Telephone 775-465-2369

Central Library
20 Nevin Way
Yerington, NV 89447
Telephone 775-463-6645

Family History Centers

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).