Ormsby County, Nevada
Ormsby County was a county of Nevada from 1861 until 1969. It contained Carson City, the county seat and later state capital, founded two years earlier. It was named after Major William M. Ormsby, one of the original settlers of Carson City, killed along with seventy-five other white men in 1860, in an unsuccessful attempt to subdue a perceived uprising of Paiute Indians near Pyramid Lake, Nevada, which was at the time part of Utah Territory.
Over the years, portions of the county were given over to nearby counties, such as Lyon County to the east. By the 1960s, the county had been reduced to Carson City itself and a few surrounding settlements. In 1969, the county was dissolved and the independent city of Carson City took over all municipal services.