==== Description ====
The county was named after the mining town of Nevada City, a name derived from the term "Sierra Nevada." The word nevada is Spanish for "snowy" or "snow-covered."
. The county seat Nevada City and the county was created April 25, 1851. The County is located in the east central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Nevada County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_County,_California 05/04/2017.</ref>
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