Place:Eureka, Nevada, United States

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Eureka County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,987. Its county seat is Eureka.

Eureka County is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Eureka County was established in 1873 and formed from Lander County after silver was discovered more than east of Austin. The residents of the new mining camp complained that Austin was too far to go for county business and a new county was created. It was named for the ancient Greek term, Eureka, meaning, "I have found it." This term was used earlier in California and other locations. Eureka has always been the county seat.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1870 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1887 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 7,086
1890 3,275
1900 1,954
1910 1,830
1920 1,350
1930 1,333
1940 1,361
1950 896
1960 767
1970 948
1980 1,198
1990 1,547

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External links

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