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Churchill County was named for Fort Churchill, now in Lyon County. The Fort is named in honor of General Sylvester Churchill. He was promoted Brevet Brigadier-General, 23 February, 1847, in recognition of his services at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico.
Bucklands was the first county seat of Churchill County but it too is located in what is now Lyon County. Bucklands or Bucklands Station served travelers and the soldiers from Fort Churchill. Sam Buckland ran his trading post and tavern there. The county was officially organized in 1864 and La Plata was established as its county seat; then came Stillwater in 1868, and finally Fallon in 1903, its current county seat.
Churchill County is the home of Naval Air Station Fallon. The 2004 population estimates are 24,355 for the county.
Table of Contents
Post & View Queries (Ancestry.com)
Churchill County Mailing List (RootsWeb.com)
U.S. Federal Censuses, Nevada (US-Census.org)
Thompson & West, History of Nevada, 1881 (Excerpts)
History of Churchill County, 1881 (Posted: 17 Nov 2006)
Patrons Directory, Churchill County. 1881 (Posted: 6 Oct 2005)
Histories, Maps, Photographs, &c.
History of FALLON and Churchill County
Nevada County Formation Maps (Posted: 8 Nov 2005)
Maps (Posted: 7 Oct 2005)
Churchill County Photographs (Posted: Oct 10 2005)
Post Offices (Posted: 30 Oct 2005)
Forty Mile Desert (OCTA-Trails.org)
Earthquake History of Nevada (USGS)
Unmarked Emigrant Grave, Forty Mile Desert, Churchill County
Phototograph by Greg MacGregor, Professor of Art, CSUEB
Photograph Courtesy, Churchill County Museum & Archives
Churchill County (Fallon) Cemetery, Introduction
Quick Links to Tombstone Projects Churchill Countys Individual Cemetery Pages
Dedication ~ SSgt Billy D. Hill, US Army, MIA
Naval Air Station, Fallon (Wikipedia)
Naval Air Station, Fallon (Official Website)
NVGenWeb Project Information
Volunteer for a U.S. County!
Nevada Counties Selection List
Churchill County Nevada (Official Website)
City of Fallon (Official Website)
Churchill County Museum & Archives (at ccmuseum.org)
Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries & Letters, 1846-1869 (at your Library of Congress)