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Carson City
Carson City County, Nevada


"State Capital of Nevada"

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Nevada state capital is Carson City.
The population of Carson City is approximately 50,410 (1998).
The approximate number of families is 16,628 (1990).
The amount of land area in Carson City is 371.791 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Carson City is 146 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 31.872 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carson City to Washington DC is 2423 miles.
Carson City is positioned 39.14 degrees north of the equator and 119.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Carson City elevation is 4,687 feet above sea level.
The Carson City median home price is (new) $ 162,750 .
Carson City average annual rainfall is 11 inches per year
Carson City average annual snowfall is 32 inches per year.
The average low temperature is (summer) 50.2; (winter) 20.7 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (summer) 89.5; (winter) 46.5 degrees F.


in northwestern Nevada in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range at the intersection of U.S. Highways and 50. Carson City is 14 miles east of Lake Tahoe, 30 miles south of Reno, 129 miles east of Sacramento and 437 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
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semi-desert. There are an average of 266 days of sunshine in Carson City each year. Summers are warm and dry with cool evenings. Winters tend to be cold and dry.
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History & History Related Items

Carson City is the State capital of Nevada. The area was first called Eagle Ranch. Pioneer, Abraham Curry, is credited with founding Carson City in 1858. The name is taken from the Carson River which was named after the famous scout of explorer, John Fremont. The scout was Kit Carson.
In 1859, the Comstock silver lode in Virginia City was discovered. This led to great development for Carson City. The Virginia & Truckee Railroads was built to transport the ore from the mines to Carson City where it was processed.
In 1861, the Nevada Territory was established with Carson City as the territorial capital and the county seat. When Nevada was granted statehood in 1864 by President Abraham Lincoln, Carson City was made the state capital and seat of government for both the state and the county.
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The founding of Carson City



A webpage about Carson City, Nevada

Stewart Indian Museum
5366 Snyder Ave.
Carson City, NV
Phone: 775-687-4810
displays of artifacts, pottery and more. American Indian history and culture are emphasized. The Trading Post offers items for sale.

State Museum
600 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV
Phone: 775-687-4810
This museum is housed in the US Mint in Carson City where the silver dollars were stamped. See exhibits, reproductions and more.

Bowers Mansion Park
10 miles north of the city
Phone: 775-849-0201
A restored mansion, originally built in 1864, costing at the time more than $ 200,000. Guided tours are available.

Nevada State Railroad Museum
2180 S. Carson St.
Carson City, NV
Phone: 775-687-6953
Artifacts left from the Virginia and Truckee Railroad line including restored steam engines. This railroad was in service in 1869 and carried the ore from the famous Comstock Lode to the Carson River. Many of its pieces have been used in movies during the mid-20th century.

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad
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Carson City City Government

Carson City is an independent city, not included in any county.

Carson City Clerk
198 N Carson St
Carson City, NV 89701-4717
Phone: 775-887-2260

Carson City Government office
Phone: 775-887-2100

Carson City Chamber

Carson City Chamber of Commerce
1900 South Carson Street, Suite 100
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-882-1565

Carson City Organizations

Carson City Chamber of Commerce
1900 South Carson Street, Suite 100
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-882-1565

Carson City Libraries

Carson City Library
900 N Roop St
Carson City, NV 89701-3101
Phone: 775-887-2244

Carson City Schools

Carson City School District
Phone: 775-885-6300

Carson City School District
1402 W King St
Carson City, NV 89703-4554
Phone: 775-885-6300

Carson High School
1111 N Saliman Rd
Carson City, NV 89701-3272
Phone: 775-885-6500

Western Nevada Community College
Phone: 775-887-3000 Carson City


The population of Carson City was:
1990: 40,443
1998: 50,410

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