Location: Nye County, Nevada, United States
Surnames/tags: us_history nevada nye_county
Nye County is located in the state of Nevada, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,946. Its county seat is Tonopah, Nevada. Nye County is the third-largest county in the United States by total Area (18,158.73 sq mi (47,030.9 km²)) 
Timeline and History
- 1812-1860: Westward expansion of United States
- 1848: Gold discovered in California
- 1848-1855: California Gold Rush
- 1859: Comstock Lode discovered near Virginia City Nevada
- 1861: Nevada becomes a territory on 2 March 1861.
- 1862: The first Nevada state census is taken
- 1863: Silver is discovered in Ione, Nevada
- 1864: Nye County is formed with Ione as county seat
- 1864: The first Nye County census is taken
- 1864: Nevada becomes a state on 31 October 1864
- 1865: Silver discovered in Belmont area
- 1866: Nevada acquired more of Utah Territory, expanding its border eastward
- 1867: Nevada acquired the southern tip of the state from Arizona Territory
- 1867: Belmont becomes county seat of Nye County
- 1900: Silver discovered in Tonopah area
- 1905: Tonopah becomes county seat of Nye County
Territorial expansion of the Unites States from 1812 to 1860--the era from the end of the War of 1812 to the beginning of the Civil War--saw US borders expand from coast to coast.
Ione, Nevada came into existence in November 1863 when silver was discovered in the Shoshone Range. Ione developed as a trading and milling center. In January 1864, Nye County was organized within the Nevada Territory with Ione as the County Seat. Nye Conty is named James Warren Nye who was the Govenor of the Nevada Territory from 1861 - 1864.
Nevada became a state on 31 October 1864. In 1866 Nevada acquired more of Utah Territory expanding its border eastward. In 1867 Nevada acquired the southern tip of the state from Arizona Territory.
Adjacent Nevada Counties
Nye County is bordered to the north by Lander and Eureka Counties, to the northeast by White Pine County, to the east by Lincoln County, to the southeast by Clark County. to the west by Esmeralda County. and to the northwest by Mineral and Churchill Counties.
- Ash Meadows
Census Designated Places (CDP)
- Tonopah (County Seat)
- Amargosa Valley
- Round Mountain
- Scotty's Junction
- Bonnie Claire
- Cactus Springs
- Gold Center
- Warm Springs (Not to be confused with the conservation and recreational area in Clark County called Warm Springs.)
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_largest_counties_in_the_United_States_by_area#List_of_largest_counties
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