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Pershing County, Nevada was formed in 1919 with territory taken from Humboldt County. It was the last permanent county to be formed in Nevada and is named for General John J. Pershing. Lovelock is the county seat.
Neighboring counties are Churchill, Humboldt, Lander, and Washoe. If you have research in Pershing County before 1919, check records in Humboldt County.
In 2004, the estimated population of Pershing County was 6,405. The county contains 6,037 square miles (3,863,664 acres) with a population density of 603 acres per person.