Storey County

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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. The building contains the old jail which is now a museum.

 

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.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Virginia City

 

 

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Photos taken 2013