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Nye County was created in 1864.
It was named in honor of James W. Nye, Governor of Nevada Territory and later United States Senator from Nevada.
The first County seat was Ione City in 1864, followed by Belmont in 1867, and lastly by Tonopah in 1905.
A portion of Death Valley National Park is in Nye Count


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