Desert County, Nevada Genealogy

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United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Nevada, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Desert County

When Desert County, Utah Territory was created 3 March 1852[1] [2] [3] it extended into present-day Nevada, United States Genealogy from the shore of the Great Salt Lake on the east to the western edge of the Great Basin in California, United States Genealogy between Weber and Tooele counties in Utah, United States Genealogy Territory.

On 5 January 1856 Desert County was reduced significantly, and former Desert County land in present-day Nevada, United States Genealogy was used to form part of Carson, Humboldt, and Saint Mary's counties.[4] Desert County was extinguished 17 January 1862 and her remaining land was split between Box Elder and Tooele counties.[3]

For records of Desert County in what is present-day Nevada, see:

For records of Desert County in what is present-day Utah, see:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Utah Territory Legislative Assembly, Acts, resolutions, and memorials, passed by the first annual, and special sessions, of the Legislative Assembly, of the Territory of Utah, begun and held at Great Salt Lake City, on the 22nd day of September, A.D., 1851 (1852) (G.S.L. City, U.T.: Legislative Assembly, 1852), 162. Internet Archive edition.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 686. WorldCat entry. FHL Book 973 D274 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Chart of County Formation in Utah" in Division of Archives and Records Service at (accessed 11 August 2011).
  4. Deon C. Greer, Atlas of Utah (Ogden, Utah: Desert State College, 1981), 162-64. WorldCat entry. FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a. Note: In several places Desert County is incorrectly spelled Deseret County in the text of Atlas of Utah.