About Lyon County, Nevada

Lyon County
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Lyon County is located in the U.S. state of Nevada. It was one of the nine original counties established by the Nevada Territorial Legislature in 1861. The county comprises the Fernley, NV Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Reno-Carson City-Fernley, NV Combined Statistical Area. The estimated population of Lyon County was 62,139 as of the 2024 census. The county seat is Yerington, and the largest city is Fernley. Lyon County offers a variety of activities, including family-friendly community events and outdoor exploration, due to its scenic views and dry, sunny climate. The county is home to several departments providing a range of services, and it has a rich and vibrant history spanning over a century.

Here are 8 facts about Lyon County, NV:

1. Lyon County is located in northwestern Nevada and includes two incorporated cities: Fernley and Yerington.
2. The county is adjacent to Storey and Washoe counties on the north, Mineral and Mono (California) counties on the south, Churchill and Mineral counties on the east, and Douglas County and Carson City on the west.
3. Lyon County’s population increased by 3.4% between 2017 and 2018, which was its largest annual population increase.
4. Yerington is named after Henry M. Yerington, superintendent of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad from 1868 to 1910.
5. Lyon County hosts 17 of Nevada’s state markers.
6. The county is predominantly rural in character, with a majority of its development lying within eight communities: Dayton, Fernley, Mason Valley, Mound House, Silver City, and others.
7. Lyon County is home to several parks and historical sites, including Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Lahontan Recreation Area State Wildlife Management Areas, Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area National Historic District, and the Comstock Historic District.
8. Lyon County celebrates its 150th anniversary, having become a county within the Nevada Territory on November 24, 1861, three years before Nevada became a state.

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