Elko County, Nevada

related topics
{county, mile, population}
{area, part, region}
{household, population, female}
{build, building, house}
{rate, high, increase}
{water, park, boat}
{island, water, area}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{borough, population, unit_pref}
{woman, child, man}

Coordinates: 41.13°N 115.35°W / 41.13°N 115.35°W / 41.13; -115.35

Elko County is a county located in the western U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the population was 45,291. As of July 1, 2007, the population of Elko County was estimated at 50,434.[1] Its county seat is Elko[2]. The county was organized on March 5, 1869, being taken from Eureka County. In area, Elko County is the fourth-largest county in the United States (though its ranking is lower if one includes the boroughs of Alaska).

Elko County is part of the Elko micropolitan area.

Contents

History

Elko County was created out of eastern Eureka County, Nevada in 1869. The general explanation credits railroad owner Charles Crocker with the naming of a railroad station after elk roaming in the area, and adding an "o" to form "Elko".

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 17,203 square miles (44,555.6 km2), of which 17,179 square miles (44,493.4 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62.2 km2) (0.14%) is water. Not counting Alaska's boroughs (four of which are also larger), it is the fourth largest county in area in the United States (cf. San Bernardino County, California, Coconino County, Arizona, and Nye County, Nevada).[dubious ] The elevation ranges from about 4,300 feet (1,300 m) at the edge of the salt flats of the Great Salt Lake Desert, to 11,157 feet (3,401 m) in the Ruby Mountains.

Full article ▸

related documents
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Piscataquis County, Maine
List of counties in Connecticut
Ochiltree County, Texas
Franklin County, Alabama
Beltrami County, Minnesota
List of counties in California
Tuolumne County, California
Benton County, Oregon
List of counties in Oklahoma
Blue Earth County, Minnesota
List of counties in New Hampshire
Latah County, Idaho
List of counties in Georgia (U.S. state)
LaSalle County, Illinois
List of counties in New York
Potter County, Pennsylvania
Hawaii County, Hawaii
List of counties in Massachusetts
Marengo County, Alabama
Scott County, Mississippi
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
List of counties in Maryland
List of counties in Ohio
Benton County, Minnesota
List of counties in Idaho
Edmonson County, Kentucky
Johnson County, Georgia
List of counties in Minnesota
List of counties in New Jersey