A little history about Lander County


which runs north and south, bisects the center of Lander County. This highway links the cities of Battle Mountain and Austin. The town of Kingston is located in the southern part of Lander County on Highway 376.

The total population of Lander County in 2002 was estimated to be 5691. The population density is relatively .99 persons per square mile. Approximately 85 percent of Lander County residents live in the northern portion of the County.

In recent years Lander County's economy has been dominated by mining. Agriculture also plays a significant role in the local economy. High quality alfalfa and alfalfa seed is produced. Although the mining industry has declined in Lander County in recent years, it is still the dominant sector of the local economy.

Lander County claims fame to celebrations and events which include Austin Gridley Days, the Human Powered Race, the annual Basque Dinner and Picnic, the Performing Arts Crab Feed, the Community Christmas Celebration, the 4th of July Festival, the Lander County Fair, the Battle Mountain Bluegrass Festival and it's newest event, the Chukar Tournament and Feed.