Place:Lincoln, Nevada, United States

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NameLincoln
Alt namesLincolnsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.0°N 114.867°W
Located inNevada, United States     (1866 - )
See alsoClark, Nevada, United StatesChild 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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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,345. an increase since the 2000 census, when the population was 4,165. Its county seat is Pioche.

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History

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Lincoln County was established in 1866 after Nevada moved its state line eastward and southward at the expense of Utah and Arizona territories. It is named after Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Original legislation called for the creation of a "Stewart County", after Nevada Senator William M. Stewart, but this was later changed in a substitute bill. Crystal Springs was the county's first seat in 1866, followed by Hiko in 1867, and Pioche in 1871.

Lincoln County initially included the town of Las Vegas. However, Clark County, Nevada, including Las Vegas, was separated from Lincoln County effective July 1, 1908, by act of the Nevada Legislature.

Area 51 is in Lincoln County, and the county sheriff acts in proxy for the perimeter security forces.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1855 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1871 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 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
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
1870 2,985
1880 2,637
1890 2,466
1900 3,284
1910 3,489
1920 2,287
1930 3,601
1940 4,130
1950 3,837
1960 2,431
1970 2,557
1980 3,732
1990 3,775

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External links

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