Storey County is named for Edward Farris Storey, who was a captain killed at Pyramid Lake in 1860 during the Paiute War.
Created: November 25, 1861
Virginia City 1861 – present
County Courthouse – Virginia City
Location: 12 South B Street / Union Street
Built: 1876 – 1877
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. The building contains the old jail which is now a museum.
N – Washoe County
E – Lyon County
W – Washoe County
Photos taken 2013