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Churchill County Nevada

Coordinator:  Colleen Pustola



Churchill County Nevada is one of the nine original counties that were created in 1861 when Nevada Territory was formed from the western lands of the Utah Territory.


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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.

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Queries, &c.
star   Post & View Queries   (
star   Churchill County Mailing List   (

Census Records
star   U.S. Federal Censuses, Nevada  (

Thompson & West, History of Nevada, 1881 (Excerpts)
star   History of Churchill County, 1881 (Posted: 17 Nov 2006)
star   Patron’s Directory, Churchill County. 1881 (Posted: 6 Oct 2005)

Histories, Maps, Photographs, &c.
star   History of FALLON and Churchill County
star   Nevada County Formation Maps (Posted: 8 Nov 2005)
star   Maps (Posted: 7 Oct 2005)
star   Churchill County Photographs (Posted: Oct 10 2005)
star   Post Offices (Posted: 30 Oct 2005)
star   Forty Mile Desert  (
star   Earthquake History of Nevada   (USGS)

Cemetery Data
Immigrant Grave, Forty Mile 

Desert, Churchill County, Nevada
Unmarked Emigrant Grave, Forty Mile Desert, Churchill County
Phototograph by Greg MacGregor, Professor of Art, CSUEB
Photograph Courtesy, Churchill County Museum & Archives
star   Churchill County Cemetery & Grave Site Registry
star   Churchill County (Fallon) Cemetery, Introduction

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star   Tombstone Transcription Project, Churchill County
(USGenWeb Project)
star   Quick Links to Tombstone Project’s Churchill County’s Individual Cemetery Pages
  • Allen Road Cemetery
    (aka Ferguson Cemetery, St. Clair Cemetery, Eason Cemetery; Fallon)
  • Adventist Cemetery
    (aka St. Clair Cemetery, Fallon)
  • Emigrant Cemeteries
    (Forty Mile Desert, Four Mile Flat, Ragtown Station)
  • Fairview Cemetery
    (50 miles east of Fallon)
  • Hazen Burials
    (20 miles west of Fallon)
  • Old Ranch Burials
  • Old Stillwater Cemetery
  • Headstones from Unknown Cemeteries
  • Wonder City Cemetery

    star   Dedication ~ SSgt Billy D. Hill, US Army, MIA
    star   Naval Air Station, Fallon (Wikipedia)
    star   Naval Air Station, Fallon (Official Website)

    NVGenWeb Project Information
    star   Volunteer for a U.S. County!
    star   Nevada Counties Selection List

    Resources &c.
    star   Nevada Addresses
    star   Churchill County Nevada (Official Website)
    star   City of Fallon (Official Website)
    star   Churchill County Museum & Archives (at
    star   Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries & Letters, 1846-1869 (at your Library of Congress)

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  • This website first opened its doors on 11 November 1996.
    This website received an Oprah makeover during October 2005.

    Last Modified on 03Sep2009