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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.nyecounty.net/faq.aspx Nye County Courthouse]<br>101 Radar Rd; PO Box 1031; <br>Tonopah, NV 89049-1031<br>Phone: 775.482.8127&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and <br>court records from 1860; County Recorder has land&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nye County, Nevada page 443. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1864--'''Nye County was created 16 February 1864 from [[Esmeralda County, Nevada|Esmeralda]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Tonopah <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*Up until 1821 -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
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*From 1821 until 1846 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
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*From 1846 to 1863 - [[New Mexico]] Territory included land that later would become Arizona and southern Nevada. <br>
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*In 1852 - New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona and southern Nevada. Present-day Nye County, Nevada was once part of [[Taos County, Nevada|Taos]], and [[Rio Arriba County, Nevada|Rio Arriba]] counties of New Mexico.<ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1963 '''''may&nbsp;''''' have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties. <br>
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*29 December 1863 [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by the ''Arizona Territory Organic Act'' from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory. <br>
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*By November 1864 [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]] was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the [[3rd Judicial District, Arizona|2nd Judicial District]] eventually became part of [[Nye_County,_Nevada]].<ref name="AZ1" /> Some records from 1863 to 1871 may have been sent to the Mohave County, Arizona offices. <br>
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*22 December 1865 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was created by [[Arizona]] from part of [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]].<ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> Some records from 1865 to 1871 may have been sent to the Pah-Ute County offices. When part of Pah-Ute County was given to Nevada those records were probably transferred to either [[Mohave County, Arizona]], or to [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] or [[Nye_County,_Nevada|Nye]] counties in Nevada. <br>
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*18 January 1867 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]], and [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]], Arizona Territory west of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] and west of 114° west longitude were given to [[Nevada]] by the U.S. Congress. This area became the southern part of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]], and [[Nye_County,_Nevada|Nye]] counties, and eventually [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]], in [[Nevada]].<ref name="Pah" /> In 1871, after many petitions Arizona ceased to claim this land.<br>
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'''1864--'''Nye County was created 16 February 1864 from [[Esmeralda County, Nevada|Esmeralda]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Tonopah <ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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Central Nevada Historical Society,<br>1900 Logan Field Road<br>P. O. Box 326 <br>Tonopah, NV 89049  
 
Central Nevada Historical Society,<br>1900 Logan Field Road<br>P. O. Box 326 <br>Tonopah, NV 89049  
  
&nbsp;[http://www.tonopahnevada.com/CentralNevadaMuseum.html http://www.tonopahnevada.com/CentralNevadaMuseum.html]<br>
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&nbsp;[http://www.tonopahnevada.com/CentralNevadaMuseum.html http://www.tonopahnevada.com/CentralNevadaMuseum.html]<br>  
 
 
Gabbs Community Library<br>602 Third St<br>Gabbs, NV 89409<br>Telephone 775-285-2686<br>
 
 
 
== Family History Centers  ==
 
 
 
'''Beatty Nevada'''<br>Corner of 3rd &amp; Hill Sts <br>Beatty, Nye, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 775-553-2051<br>
 
  
'''Pahrump Nevada<br>'''921 E Wilson<br>Pahrump, Nye, Nevada, United States<br>Telephone: 775-727-5229<br>
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Gabbs Community Library<br>602 Third St<br>Gabbs, NV 89409<br>Telephone 775-285-2686<br>  
  
'''Smokey Valley Nevada<br>'''7 Jefferson Rd &amp; Hwy 376<br>Round Mountain, Nye, Nevada, United States<br>Telehone: 775-377-2060
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
'''Tonopah Nevada'''<br>Smokey Valley Road<br>Tonapah, Nye, Nevada, United States<br>Telehone: 702-482-5492<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Beatty Nevada Family History Center]]
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*[[Gabbs Nevada Family History Center]]
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*[[Pahrump Nevada Family History Center]]<br>  
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*[[Smokey Valley Nevada Family History Center]]<br>  
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*[[Tonopah Nevada Family History Center]]'''<br>'''
  
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.
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Revision as of 17:07, 7 September 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Nye County

County Courthouse

Nye County Courthouse
101 Radar Rd; PO Box 1031;
Tonopah, NV 89049-1031
Phone: 775.482.8127 

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and
court records from 1860; County Recorder has land records[1]

History

Parent County

  • Up until 1821 -  New Spain controlled land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846 - Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona and Nevada. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1846 to 1863 - New Mexico Territory included land that later would become Arizona and southern Nevada.
  • In 1852 - New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona and southern Nevada. Present-day Nye County, Nevada was once part of Taos, and Rio Arriba counties of New Mexico.[2] [3] There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1963 may  have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
  • 29 December 1863 Arizona's three judicial districts were established by the Arizona Territory Organic Act from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[4] All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.
  • By November 1864 Mohave County was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the 2nd Judicial District eventually became part of Nye_County,_Nevada.[4] Some records from 1863 to 1871 may have been sent to the Mohave County, Arizona offices.
  • 22 December 1865 Pah-Ute County was created by Arizona from part of Mohave County.[5] Some records from 1865 to 1871 may have been sent to the Pah-Ute County offices. When part of Pah-Ute County was given to Nevada those records were probably transferred to either Mohave County, Arizona, or to Lincoln or Nye counties in Nevada.
  • 18 January 1867 Pah-Ute County, and Mohave County, Arizona Territory west of the Colorado River and west of 114° west longitude were given to Nevada by the U.S. Congress. This area became the southern part of Lincoln, and Nye counties, and eventually Clark County, in Nevada.[5] In 1871, after many petitions Arizona ceased to claim this land.

1864--Nye County was created 16 February 1864 from Esmeralda County.  County seat: Tonopah [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adaven Brucite Duckwater Hot Creek Manhattan Pioneer Springdale
Amargosa Valley Bull Fork Farmer Station Hot Springs Manse Pritchards Station Steigmeyer
Ashton Bull Frog Flowers Camp Ione Mellan Ralston Sugar Bunk
Barcelona Summit Camp Desert Rock Gabbs Jefferson Mercury Reese River Sunnyside
Basic Carvers Gold Center Johnnie Millett Rhyolite Tonopah
Beatty Crows Nest Golden Arrow Labbe Camp Morey Round Mountain Tybo
Belmont Crystal Goldyke Lockes Nyala San Pedros Valley View
Berlin Currant Grantsville Lodi Pactolus Scottys Junction Warm Spring
Bonnie Claire Darroughs Hot Springs Hadley Lodi Tanks Pahrump Silverbow Washington












Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Records of deaths that happened in Nye County as well as in other places and buried in Nye County.  The records also include deaths in Esmeralda and Mineral Counties.  Records are from various sources, i.e. newspapers and funeral homes. Searchable by alphabetical index.

199 marriages from 2 Oct 1864 to 9 Apr 1903 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Central Nevada Historical Society,
1900 Logan Field Road
P. O. Box 326
Tonopah, NV 89049

 http://www.tonopahnevada.com/CentralNevadaMuseum.html

Gabbs Community Library
602 Third St
Gabbs, NV 89409
Telephone 775-285-2686

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. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nye County, Nevada page 443. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  3. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).
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