Lyon County At a Glance

Founded: November 2, 1861
Size: 2,016 sq. mi.
Rank: 14th out of 17
Population: 51,980 (2014)
Rank: 4th out of 17
Density: 26 sq. mi.
Rank: 5th out of 17
Largest Community: Fernley (19,368)
County Seat: Yerington (3,048)
Highest Point: Middle Sister (Northeast Ridge) (10,560')

Known for ...
Lahontan State Recreation Area, Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Comstock Historic District, Mason Valley Wildlife Refuge, Wilson Canyon