St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Carson City, Nevada began as an organized Parish on Monday, November 9, 1863, and was incorporated as such under the Nevada Territorial Government. (The Articles of Incorporation are recorded in the Ormsby County Recorders Office, not in that of the Secretary of State). It was incorporated under the title “The Rector and Wardens and Vestrymen of St. Peter’s Church and Parish.”
Except for a period of about 35 years, (1920 to 1957) during which it received help from the National Church’s Missionary Society as an Aided Parish; it has been a Parish since its foundation. Practically all the other Churches in Nevada have started out as Missions; i.e., largely supported by Missionary funds from the national Church.