Carson County, NV
Carson County covers an area of 157 mi² in western Nevada. It is the fourth most populous county in the state, and has an estimated population of 55,414. Established in 1858, the county seat is also the state capital - Carson City. The city and county were named in honor of mountain man, Kit Carson.
Clark County, NV
Clark County covers an area of 8,061 mi² and is located in the southernmost part of Nevada. The most populous county in the state, it has an estimated population of 2,231,647. The county was established in 1909 and the county seat is currently located in Las Vegas - an area is well-known for its casinos, nightlife, and entertainment.
Elko County, NV
Elko County is located in the northeast corner of Nevada and covers an area of 17,203 mi². With a population of 52,460 as of the 2018 census, Elko is the fifth most populous county in Nevada. The county was established in 1869 and the county seat is currently located in Elko, known for its annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. The area has 29 oil and gas leases, totalling $1.27 million.
Lyon County, NV
Lyon County was named for Nathaniel Lyon, a General killed during the Civil War. It covers an area of 2,024 mi² and is located in western Nevada. The third most populous county, it's estimated population is 55,808. The county seat is currently located in Yerington, having been moved from Dayton after the Dayton Court House burned down. Lyon County was established in 1861.
Washoe County, NV
Found in the northwest corner of Nevada, Washoe County covers an area of 6,542 mi². With a population of 465,735, Washoe is the second most populous county in Nevada. Established in 1861, the area experiences an average of 11 inches of rain, 38 inches of snow, and 251 days of sunshine per year. The county seat is currently located in Reno.