Pershing County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. At the 2010 census, the population was 6,753, an increase since the 2000 census, when it was 6,693. Its county seat is Lovelock. The county was named after army general John J. Pershing (1860–1948). It was formed from Humboldt County in 1919, and the last county to be established in Nevada. The county is listed as Nevada Historical Marker 17. The marker is located at the courthouse in Lovelock.