The Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael has a wide range of historic artifacts
The Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael has a wide range of historic artifacts
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Welcome to Washoe County.

Washoe County is a growing area located along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in western Nevada. The county covers an area of 6,600 square miles in the northwest section of the State bordering California and Oregon and has a population of approximately 410,000.

The county seat is the City of Reno, the third largest city in Nevada. We're also home to the City of Sparks, the state's 5th largest city, and Incline Village, at Lake Tahoe.

Recreational activities abound, including skiing, fishing, lakes and hiking, all within minutes of the metropolitan area. Citizens enjoy cultural events, quality public schools, and excellent public services. The economy is growing, housing is plentiful, and the cost of living is moderate.

Washoe County's climate is mild, with low humidity and rainfall, and we enjoy the full range of the four seasons.