is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,818. Its county seat is Elko. The county was established on March 5, 1869, from Lander County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 17,203 square miles (44,560 km2), of which 17,170 square miles (44,500 km2) is land and 33 square miles (85 km2) (0.2%) is water.
When you discover Elko, Nevada, you quickly see why this truly is the “Great American West”. A land of adventure, capable of stretching the limits of your adventure, meeting and/or convention to its fullest. The raw majesty of Elko County's Ruby Mountains and the rugged canyon streams will let you discover the unspoiled drama of the West.