What is the capital city of Nevada? Carson City
The capital city of Nevada is Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, named after Christopher Houston Carson. Carson City was founded as a community in 1858, seven years after the first settlement of Eagle Station trading post in 1851.
When did Carson City become the capital of Nevada?
The territorial governor, James W. Nye, first travelled to Nevada, he was escorted from San Francisco by an influential lawyer from Carson City named William Stewart. who convinced Nye to choose Carson City as the territorial capital.
The United States annexed the area in 1848 during the Mexican-American War and the area of Nevada became part of Utah in 1850 and finally joined the Union on the 31st of October 1864 as a separate state and Carson City remained the capital of Nevada, being the only capital the former territory had ever known.
The capitol building built-in 1870 is still standing, along with other key buildings such as the Supreme Court, the State Library, and Archives and the Legislative Building.