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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Lyon County | county_map = | state = Nevada | state_map = Nevada.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1861 | founded date = November 25 | seat = Yerington | building image = | building address = Lyon County Courthouse<br>602 Nevada [http://www.courtreference.com/Lyon-County-Kentucky-Courts.htm Lyon County Courthouse]<br>27 S Main Street<br>PO Box 816; <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Phone: 775.577.5043<br>
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Lyon-County-Kentucky-Courts.htm Lyon County Courthouse]<br>27 S Main Street<br>PO Box 816; <br>Yerington, NV 89447<br>Phone: 775.577.5043<br><br>County Recorderhas marriage and land records from 1862.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Migration  ====
 
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:  
 
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>  
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:*[[California Trail]] 1844 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>
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::*'''''Truckee (River) Trail''''' 1844 crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River Truckee River] to follow it west past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada Reno, Nevada] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]). The exact route varied over the years, the most used being the Nevada City Road and Auburn Emigrant Road combination.
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::*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]
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:::*'''''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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora_Pass Sonora Pass] and then down to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry,_Tuolumne_County,_California Strawberry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora, California]
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:*[[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>
 
:*[[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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== Family History Centers  ==
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'''Fernley Nevada<br>'''Highway 95 Alternate Fernley<br>Lyon, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 775-575-7712
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Fernley Nevada Family History Center]]
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*'''[[Silver Springs Nevada Family History Center]]<br>'''  
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*'''[[Yerington Nevada Family History Center]]<br>'''
  
'''Silver Springs Nevada<br>'''Corner of Elm <br>Green Street Silver Springs<br>Lyon, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 775-577-0311
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'''Yerington Nevada<br>'''600 N Oregon St<br>Yerington, Lyon, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 775-463-9587<br>
 
 
 
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>Contact Center for open hours as they vary.
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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== References  ==
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Lyon County | county_map = | state = Nevada | state_map = Nevada.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1861 | founded date = November 25 | seat = Yerington | building image = | building address = Lyon County Courthouse
602 Nevada Lyon County Courthouse
27 S Main Street
PO Box 816;
Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: 775.577.5043

County Courthouse

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

County Recorderhas marriage and land records from 1862.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890. [1]

History

Parent County

1861--Lyon County was created 25 November 1861 as an original county. County seat: Yerington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

Resources

Cemeteries

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.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).