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Capital of the State.
It is situated in Ormsby County, at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains about 4 miles west of Carson River, east of San Francisco and 15 miles south-by-west of Virginia City.
Founded in 1858.
The State buildings, the Court house, Sate Prison and United Sates Mint are the principal edifices.
Abstracted by: Candi Horton ©2006,
From source: McCabe, James Dabney, A comprehensive view of our country and its resources, Philadelphia,, Springfield, Mass.:Hubbard brothers, 1876
In the 1860s, Carson City was a station on the Pony Express and the Overland mail under both Butterfield and Wells, Fargo and Co.
In 1861, Carson City became the capital of the Nevada Territory.
It was the county seat of the former Ormsby County, 1861-1969.
In 1969 Ormsby County was merged into Carson City.
Carson City is not part of any county; therefore it an independent city.
Named for explorer Kit Carson.