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Lincoln County, Nevada
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General
 Country United States of America
 State Nevada
 Congressional
 district
4th
 Location Southeastern Nevada
 Named for Abraham Lincoln
 Area 21273.8 sq mi (55099 km2)
 Time zone UTC-8/-7
Societal
 Population 5,036
 Seat Pioche
 Largest city Caliente
Historical
 Established 1866
 Status Active
Real-life information
 Based on Lincoln County, Nevada

Lincoln County is a county located in the American state known as Nevada. As of 2010, the total amount of population was 5,345. The state's county seat is Pioche, which is an unincorporated town, and its largest city is Caliente.

History

Lincoln County was founded in 1866 following the congressional enlargement of Nevada, moving its state line eastward and southward at the expense of both Utah and Arizona states. It is named after the former US president Abraham Lincoln's surname. Original legislation called for the creation of a "Stewart County", after Nevada Senator William M. Stewart, but this was later changed in a substitute bill. Crystal Springs was the county's first seat in 1866, followed by Hiko in 1867, and Pioche in 1871.

Lincoln County initially included the city of Las Vegas. However Las Vegas was separated from Lincoln County which established Clark County effective in July 1, 1909 from the act of the Nevada Legislature.

Area 51 is secretly located in Lincoln County and the county sheriff acts in proxy for the perimeter security forces.

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