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Nye County, Nevada

Nye County was formed on February 16, 1864 from Esmeralda County. The county was named in honor of James W. Nye (1815–1876), a governor of the Nevada Territory and U.S. senator from Nevada..

The Nye County Seat can be found in Tonopah and the county government website is

Places adjacent to Nye County are Churchill CountyLander CountyEureka CountyWhite Pine CountyLincoln CountyClark CountyEsmeralda CountyMineral CountyInyo County, California.

Cities and towns situated in Nye County are made up of Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Carvers, Crystal, Currant, Duckwater, Gabbs, Hadley, Lockes, Manhattan, Mercury, Pahrump, Scotty’s Junction, Sunnyside, Round Mtn., Tonopah, Yomba.

Nye County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Nye Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Nye Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Nye Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to aid with your research.

Nye County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Nye County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Nye County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget about the advantages of Nye County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogical details. Hidden away in Nevada courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the dreams and worries of many Nevada residents.

The chances are very good that your chosen ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth document of at least a number of aspects of their lives in the Nye County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Remember to call the clerk’s department to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics just before visiting or inquiring information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will aid men and women in locating the resources, but it’s up to the man or women to carry out the researching.

The following information and facts shows whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Nye County. The dates suggested listed below are the first recognized records data in this county.

  • Nye County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 Radar Rd, Tonopah, NV 89049
    • Phone: (775) 482-8191
  • Nye County Recorder is responsible for the recordation, scanning/microfilming, indexing and permanent storage of all Real Estate Transactions, Mining Claim Locations, Assessment work, Contracts, Leases, Judgments, Marriage Certificates, Fixture Filing Statements, Liens, Maps and all other Miscellaneous Documents.
    • Birth / Death Records: 1887
    • Land Records: 1864
  • Nye County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
    • Marriage Records: 1864
  • Nye County Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.
    • Probate Records: 1864
    • Court Records: 1864
  • Nevada Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Nevada for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Nye County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Nye County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to suggest your own preferred Nye County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Nye Co. NV Books, Newspapers & Publications

Nye Co. NV Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Nye Co. NV Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Nye Co. NV Census Records

Nye Co. NV Cemeteries & Church Records

Nye Co. NV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Nye Co. NV General and History Websites

Nye Co. NV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Nye Co. NV Military Records

Nye Co. NV Schools & Directories