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Elko County, Nevada (Map It) was created on March 5, 1869 from Lander County. The county was named for a Shoshoni word meaning white woman. It is said, among the very old Shoshoni, that this is where they first saw a white woman.. Learn More About State of Nevada History
Elko County is bordered by Owyhee County, Idaho (north), Cassia County, Idaho (northeast), Twin Falls County, Idaho (northeast), Tooele County, Utah (east), Box Elder County, Utah (east), White Pine County (south), Eureka County (southwest), Lander County (southwest), Humboldt County (west).
Elko County Cities and Towns include Carlin, Elko, Jackpot, Mountain City, North Fork, Owyhee, Ruby Valley, Wells, West Wendover. A Map of Elko County, Nevada contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Elko County, Nevada Courthouse Records
Elko County, NV Courthouse
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 Elko 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.
- Elko County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1887 and Land Records from 1869. 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.
- Elko County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1869. The County Clerk is responsible for the issuance of all marriage licenses in the County.
- Elko County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1869 and Court Records from 1869. The County Clerk of District Court has jurisdiction over all Regular, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Family courts.
Elko County, Nevada Census Records
- Learn More: State of Nevada Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Indian Census Records: 1885-1940
- State Population Schedules: 1875
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Elko County, Nevada Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Nevada Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from July 1, 1911 to the present
- Marriage & Divorce Records: None, See County Recorder and County Clerk
- Locations: Nevada Office of Vital Statistics, Nevada State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate , Marriage and Divorce Verification Applications.
- In Person: Office of Vital Records, 4150 Technology Way, Suite 104, Carson City, NV 89706
Elko County, Nevada Resources
- Elko Genealogical Society, 3001 North Fifth Street, Elko NV 89801
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