Place:Lander, Nevada, United States

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Lander County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,775. Its county seat is Battle Mountain.

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History

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Lander County was one of the original nine counties created in 1861. Named for Frederick W. Lander; chief engineer of a federal wagon route through the area in 1857. He later served as Special Indian Agent in the area, and died during the Civil War in Virginia in 1862 at the rank of brigadier general. Created in 1861, Lander County sprang forth as the result of a mining boom on the Reese River, along the old pony express line; taking a considerable portion of Churchill and Humboldt counties with it. Eventually, Lander County would be known as the "mother of counties" since three other counties in Nevada were formed from it: Elko, White Pine, and Eureka. Its first county seat was Jacobsville in 1862 which was soon after moved to Austin in 1863 and finally Battle Mountain in 1979.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1862 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 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
1870 2,815
1880 3,624
1890 2,266
1900 1,534
1910 1,786
1920 1,484
1930 1,714
1940 1,745
1950 1,850
1960 1,566
1970 2,666
1980 4,076
1990 6,266

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External links

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