When Did Nevada Become a State?


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Nevada was granted statehood on October 31, 1864. It became the 36th state to join the Union and had a population of 40,000 people at the time.

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Nevada was proclaimed a state by United States President Abraham Lincoln at a time when the Civil War was taking place between Union and Confederate forces. This proclamation came after an overwhelming support of the newly crafted state constitution by Nevada voters in September of 1864. The state is also known by a number of nicknames including Sagebrush State, Silver State and Battle Born State. The capital of this state is known as Carson City.

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