Place:Clark, Nevada, United States

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NameClark
Alt namesClarksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.0°N 114.867°W
Located inNevada, United States     (1909 - )
See alsoLincoln, Nevada, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Clark County is a county located in Southern Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,951,269, with an estimated population of 2,000,759 in 2012. It is the most populous county in the state of Nevada, accounting for nearly three-quarters of its residents. Las Vegas, Nevada's most populous city, has been the county seat since the county was created.

The county was formed by the Nevada Legislature by splitting off a portion of Lincoln County on February 5, 1909, and came into existence on July 1, 1909. The Las Vegas Valley, a basin, includes Las Vegas as well as the other primary population center, the unincorporated community of Paradise.

Much of the county was originally part of Pah-Ute County, Arizona Territory before Nevada became a state. The county was named for William Andrews Clark, a Montana copper magnate and U.S. Senator. Clark was largely responsible for the construction of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad through the area, a factor heavily contributing to the region's early development.

Clark County is today known as a major tourist destination, with 150,000 hotel and motel rooms. The Las Vegas Strip, home to most of the hotel-casinos known to many around the world, is located not within the City of Las Vegas, but in unincorporated Paradise.

Clark County is coextensive with the Las Vegas–Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan statistical area designated by the Office of Management and Budget and used by the United States Census Bureau and other agencies for statistical purposes.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1909 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1909 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1909 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1909 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1909 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1909 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1910 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1910 3,321
1920 4,859
1930 8,532
1940 16,414
1950 48,289
1960 127,016
1970 273,288
1980 463,087
1990 741,459

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~nvclark/


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