Esmeralda County, Nevada

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Esmeralda County is a county in the state of Nevada in the United States. In 2020, 729 people lived there. It was 54 less than 783 in 2010.[1] The county seat is Goldfield. It is named after the word for "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Esmeralda County is one of the first counties of Nevada. It was established on November 25, 1861. The county seat used to be Aurora until 1883. After that, it was Hawthorne from 1883 until 1907. In 1907, the county got it's current seat. The author Mark Twain wrote the book Roughing It from 1870-71 about his time as a miner in Esmeralda.

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  1. "QuickFacts: Esmeralda County, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 1, 2023.