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Churchill County, Nevada

US county information
NameChurchill County
StateNevada
SeatFallon
US Area
Total Area5023 sq mi (13009.6 km2)
Land Area4929 sq mi (12766.1 km2)
Water Area94 sq mi (243.5 km2)
Population Est.27190 (2007)
Density2/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
Founded1861

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Churchill County is a county located in the western U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2000 census, the population was 23,982. As of July 1, 2007, the population of Churchill County was estimated at 27,190. The county, named after Mexican-American War hero brevet Brigadier General Sylvester Churchill, was formed in 1861. Its seat is Fallon.

Churchill County is noteworthy in that it owns and operates the local telephone carrier, Churchill County Communications.


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