Carson City is located and the city capital of the state of Nevada. The city sits along Eagle Valley and is on the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada range that is on the southern part of Reno and the east part of Lake Tahoe. The area where the present-day Carson City stand was founded in 1858 and was the site of Eagle Station that took its name after Carson River that was explored by John C. Fremont and was named after his scout Christopher Carson. The city was designated as the seat of Carson County under Utah territory in 1861 before the Territory of Nevada was established by the United States Congress. Abraham Curry, who is a local business citizen, deeded a 4-hectare plot so the capital can be constructed. In the same year, Carson City became the territorial capital and was then made the county seat of the newly established Ormsby County, which was later consolidated to form one government unit that was called Carson City.
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