Name officially adopted in 1861 when territory was established by Congress; from Spanish meaning snow-capped.
1851--First settlement in dispute--Genoa, near Carson City, permanently settled by Mormons, then called Mormon Station in Utah Territory. Dayton, also near Carson City, permanently settled by miners and traders, then called Gold Canyon in Utah Territory.
1854--Carson County created as part of Utah Territory.
1861--Created as Territory of Nevada on March 2
1864--Admitted as the 36th state of the United States as the State of Nevada on October 31. Date celebrated as state holiday Nevada Day since 1939.
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