Place:Humboldt, Nevada, United States

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Humboldt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,528. Its county seat is Winnemucca.

The county was the site of an arrest in 2000 that led to the U.S. Supreme Court decision Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada in 2004.

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History

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Humboldt County is the oldest county in Nevada, created by the Utah Territorial Legislature in 1856. It was also one of Nevada's original nine counties created in 1861. Named after the Humboldt River, which was named by John C. Fremont, after Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt, a German naturalist, traveler and statesman. Humboldt never saw the places that bear his name. Unionville was the first county seat in 1861 until the mining boom died there and it was moved to Winnemucca on the transcontinental railroad line in 1873.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1869 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 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
1860 40
1870 1,916
1880 3,480
1890 3,434
1900 4,463
1910 6,825
1920 3,743
1930 3,795
1940 4,743
1950 4,838
1960 5,708
1970 6,375
1980 9,434
1990 12,844

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