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==== Local Histories  ====
==== Local Histories  ====
==== Maps  ====
==== Maps ====
==== 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 03:51, 5 August 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Lyon County

County Courthouse


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:





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

Fernley Nevada
Highway 95 Alternate Fernley
Lyon, Nevada, United States
Telephone: 775-575-7712

Silver Springs Nevada
Corner of Elm
Green Street Silver Springs
Lyon, Nevada, United States
Telephone: 775-577-0311

Yerington Nevada
600 N Oregon St
Yerington, Lyon, Nevada, United States
Telephone: 775-463-9587

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).