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Welcome to Lander County Online Government!

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Written by Gina Little   

Lander County is proud of the men and women who serve in local government, they are a dedicated group of people committed to serving local residents in an effort to make the county a better place to live and work.

Our website is designed to help residents find important information about local government activities and services throughout the county.

The site contains information about elected officials, boards and commissions, and county services and programs.

Photos and maps are also provided along with special program information and links to other government and non-government resources.

 

Lander County Courthouse
Lander County Courthouse
Last Updated on Friday, 04 November 2011 09:26
 

A little history about Lander County

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Lander County was formed on December 19, 1862 and was named after General Frederick W. Lander, Civil War hero and prominet builder of a wagon road across Nevada. Situated in the center of the state, the Lander County region attracted prospectors fanning out across the Great Basin after the 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode. The County originally encompassed the eastern third of the State and was called "The Mother of Counties." It was later divided into the Counties of Lander, Eureka, White Pine, and Elko. The first County seat was located in Jacobsville, six miles west of Austin. In September, 1863, voters mandated its move to Austin and in May, 1979 to Battle Mountain.

Located in north central Nevada, Lander County encompasses 5,621 square miles. Over 85 percent of the County is currently public land managed by federal agencies. Interstate 80 traverses the County in an east-west fashion on the northern end, as does Highway 50 on the southern end. State Highway 305,

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2009 12:38
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