Of the manufacturing establishments in the state in 1900, 109, or 47.8%, were situated in Reno, Carson City and Virginia City, named in the order of their importance.
The state maintains a penitentiary at Carson City and an insane asylum at Reno.
In 1858 Carson City was laid out, and in the following year the people of Carson county held a mass meeting and chose delegates to a constitutional convention, which met at Genoa on the 18th of July 1859, and in ten days drafted a constitution.
The third constitutional convention in its history now met at Carson City and drew up a constitution which was duly ratified.
Currently, there are 16 counties and one independent city, Carson City.