Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy Guide

Lyon County, Nevada (Map It) was created on November 25, 1861 as an original county in the Nevada Territory. The county was named in honor of General Nathaniel Lyon (1818–1861), who was killed in action at the Battle of Wilson's Creek.. Learn More About State of Nevada History

Lyon County is bordered by Washoe County (north), Storey County (east), Churchill County (east), Douglas County (west), Carson City (west), Mineral County (southwest), Mono County, California (southwest).

Lyon County Cities and Towns include Dayton, Fernley, Mason, Mound House, Silver City, Silver Springs, Simpson, Smith Valley, Stagecoach, Weed Heights, Wellington, Yerington. A Map of Lyon County, Nevada contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Lyon County, Nevada Courthouse Records

Lyon County, Nevada Courthouse
Lyon County, NV Courthouse

The Lyon County Courthouse is located in Yerington, Nevada. Learn More About State of Nevada Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Lyon county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Lyon County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1887 and Land Records from 1862. The County Recorder  is responsible for the recordation, scanning/microfilming, indexing and permanent storage of all Real Estate Transactions, Mining Claim Locations, Assessment work, Contracts, Leases, Judgments, Marriage Certificates, Fixture Filing Statements, Liens, Maps and all other Miscellaneous Documents. 
  • Lyon County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1861. The County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
  • Lyon County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1867 and Court Records from 1867. The County Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.

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