Pershing COUNTY

Pershing County was formed from Humboldt County in 1919, shortly after World War and Lovelock was named the county seat. Pershing County is named after General John J. Pershing, a World War I hero, and the town is named for George Lovelock, an early homesteader and storekeeper.  Lovelock, Nevada is located 90 miles east of Reno in Pershing County. Lovelock lies in a meadow valley with the Humboldt Range to the east and the Trinity and Seven Troughs ranges to the north and west. It was favored as a resting place before continuing on to California and Oregon.