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Storey County

Storey County is named for Edward Farris Storey, who was a captain killed at Pyramid Lake in 1860 during the Paiute War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Washoe County 

E – Lyon County

S – Lyon County and Carson City

W – Washoe County 


Created:  November 25, 1861                                                    Map of Nevada highlighting Storey County

County Seat: 

Virginia City  1861 – present


County Courthouse – Virginia City 


Location:  12 South B Street / Union Street

Built:  1876 – 1877

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Kenitzer and Raun of San Francisco, California

Contractor:  Peter Burke


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The east front is ornate with double arched windows and a central arched entrance on the first story. Above the entrance is a small balcony with a life-sized figure of Justice who is not blindfolded. A projecting cornice runs along the flat roof line with a central parapet with the date 1876. The rest of the building is red colored brick. In the interior, the County District Court courtroom is located on the second story. The building contains the old jail which is now a museum.


See:  The 1st Judicial District includes Carson City.


History:  The first courthouse was erected on B Street after 1861. The building was destroyed in the fire of 1875. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1876 to 1877 at a cost of $117,000.



County Courthouse – Virginia City















County District Court courtroom







Photos taken 2013