Nevada County, California
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Created in 1851, from portions of
Nevada County was named after the mining town of
a name derived from the term "Sierra Nevada." The word
is Spanish for "snowy" or "snow-covered."
County Seat: Nevada City
Year Organized: 1851
Square Miles: 974
Alta Sierra - Grass
Valley - Lake Wildwood - Lake of the Pines - Nevada City - Norden - Penn
Valley - Truckee
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