Nye County, Nevada Genealogy Guide

Nye County, Nevada (Map It) was created on February 16, 1864 from Esmeralda County. The county was named in honor of James W. Nye (1815–1876), a governor of the Nevada Territory and U.S. senator from Nevada.. Learn More About State of Nevada History

Nye County is bordered by Churchill County (north), Lander County (north), Eureka County (north), White Pine County (northeast), Lincoln County (east), Clark County (east), Esmeralda County (west), Mineral County (west), Inyo County, California (south).

Nye County Cities and Towns include Amargosa Valley, Beatty, Carvers, Crystal, Currant, Duckwater, Gabbs, Hadley, Lockes, Manhattan, Mercury, Pahrump, Scotty's Junction, Sunnyside, Round Mtn., Tonopah, Yomba. A Map of Nye County, Nevada contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Nye County, Nevada Courthouse Records

Nye County, Nevada Courthouse
Nye County, NV Courthouse

The Nye County Courthouse is located in Tonopah, 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 Nye 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.

  • Nye County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1887 and Land Records from 1864. 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. 
  • Nye County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1864. The County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
  • Nye County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1864 and Court Records from 1864. The County Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.

Nye County, Nevada Census Records

Nye County, Nevada Vital Records

Nye County, Nevada Resources

Nye County, Nevada External Links

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