Churchill County 4×4 trails are found in a small sparsely populated county in the Battle Born Silver State of Nevada. The county is named for Fort Chuchill, which was named for General Sylvester Churchill (August 2, 1783 – December 7, 1862) who was a hero of the Mexican-American War and Inspector General during the U. S. Civil War.
Churchill County was founded in 1861, however it was not organized until 1861. Bucklands was the first county seat, however this was a short term as the county seat was moved to La Plata, then again to Still Water in 1868. Eventually, the seat was moved to Fallon, where it remains today.
The county was traverse by two major overland trails starting with the gold rush of 1849. Despite this, the countys mineral wealth was not tapped until roughly 20 years later. Despite initial successes in La Plata and Silver Hill, load mining in the county was all but non existent in the 1880s. The two exceptions being Bolivia and Bernice.
There was a boom in 1905 state wide, and Churchill Countys representation was made by Wonder and Fairview.
Churchill County Trail Map
Churchill County Ghost Towns