Place:Storey, Nevada, United States

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NameStorey
Alt namesCarsonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Storeysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.367°N 119.5°W
Located inNevada, United States     (1861 - )
See alsoCarson, Nevada, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Deserted settlement
Comstock ( 1920 - 1927 )
Flowery City
Formanville
Phillips Ravine
Former community
American City ( 1860 - 1870 )
Inhabited place
American Flat
Divide
Gilpin
Gold Hill
Lockwood
Lower Gold Hill
Virginia City Highlands
Virginia City ( 1859 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Storey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,010. Its county seat is Virginia City.

Storey County is part of the RenoSparks Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Storey County was created in 1861 and named for Captain Edward Farris Storey, who was killed in 1860 in the Pyramid Lake War. It was the most populous county in Nevada when it was created in 1861. Virginia City has always been its county seat. It was originally to be named McClellan County after General George B. McClellan, who later ran against Lincoln for President and lost. Today, Storey County is noted for its legal prostitution. In the 2006 election, Storey became the only county to vote in support of Question 7, a statewide ballot initiative to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol, sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1859 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 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
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1886 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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 11,359
1880 16,115
1890 8,806
1900 3,673
1910 3,045
1920 1,469
1930 667
1940 1,216
1950 671
1960 568
1970 695
1980 1,503
1990 2,526

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~nvstorey/


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