Millard County, Nevada Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Millard County

When Millard County, Utah was created 3 March 1852[1] [2] it extended into present-day Nevada from Sanpete County, Utah on the east to the western edge of the Great Basin in California between Juab and Iron counties in Utah Territory.

On 5 January 1856 the Utah legislature reduced Millard County land in present-day Nevada by carving out part of Carson County. In 1861 the U.S. Congress created Nevada Territory with its eastern border at 116° W, and in 1862 moved Nevada's eastern border one degree of longitude east, and repeated that again in 1866, each time reducing Millard County, Utah.[3] Former Millard County land in present-day Nevada was used eventually to form parts of Churchill, Mineral, Nye, Lander, Eureka, White Pine, and Lincoln, counties.[4]

For records of the old Millard County in what is present-day Nevada, see:

For records of the old Millard County in what is present-day Utah, see:

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 687. WorldCat entry. FHL Book 973 D274 2002.
  2. "Chart of County Formation in Utah" in Division of Archives and Records Service at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).
  3. Deon C. Greer, Atlas of Utah (Ogden, Utah: Utah State College, 1981), 162-64. WorldCat entry. FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a.
  4. "Counties of Nevada" in Nevada History: a Walk in the Past at http://nevada-history.org/county.html (accessed 11 August 2011).