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Coconino County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Coconino County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 19, 1891
County Seat Flagstaff
Courthouse
Address 200 N. San Francisco St. (Courthouse)

Flagstaff AZ. 86001
(928) 679-7600

Wikipedia
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County Courthouse 

Coconino County Courthouse
Flagstaff Justice Court
100 East Birch Avenue
Flagstaff, Az 86001-4696

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce court and probate records from 1891
County Recorder had land records.

Coconino County lies north of Phoenix and the county seat is Flagstaff. The city is so named on account of a flagpole raising by the first settlers of the area. Today Flagstaff is the largest community in the county. [1]

Parent County

  • Until 1821 -  New Spain controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1821 - Mexico obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • 18 Aug 1846 - During the war with Mexico, the US took control of Santa Fe and proclaimed sovereignty over the land that later became the New Mexico Territory.[2] Look for records in the National Archives and Records Administration, the Mexico Archives and the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.
  • In 1852 - New Mexico Territory created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including the land that later became Arizona. The land covered by present-day Coconino County, Arizona was once part of Taos, Rio Arriba, Santa Ana, Bernalillo, Valencia, and Socorro counties of New Mexico.[3] [4] Records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
  • In 1863 -  Arizona Territory was created from the western half of New Mexico territory. All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory. One of these counties was Yavapai County, which covered land that later became Coconino County. Records were sent to Yavapai County offices.

19 February 1891 - Coconino County was created  from Yavapai County.  County seat: Flagstaff [5]

Boundary Changes

See Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona showing dates the jurisdictions were created and where. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Angell East Flagstaff Little Spring Pine Tank Tempe Camp
Apex Elden Pueblo Long Valley Pumpkin Center Tiis Holoni
Bellemont Flagstaff Lost Eden Quivero Tin House
Big Springs Fort Tuthill Lower Tillman Rare Metals Tolani Lake
Cameron Frazier Wells Maine Red Lake Tolchico
Campo Bonito Fredonia Mangum Springs Rimmy Jims Tonalea
Cane Grand Canyon Marble Canyon Riordan Tuba City
Canyon Diablo Grand Canyon Caverns Meteor City Robbers Roost Tusayan
Chalender Gray Mountain Moenave Rockledge Two Guns
Clints Well Happy Jack Moenkopi Rosewell Camp Valle
Coal Mine Mesa Hidden Springs Mission Moqui Ryan Vista Encantada
Coconino Indian Gardens Mormon Lake Sand Springs Wahweap
Cogdill Center Jacob Lake Mountainaire Sedona Willaha
Corva Kachina Village Munds Park Sereno Willow Springs
Cosnino Kaibito Navajo Mountain Mission Sereno Spring Williams
Cow Springs Lakeview North Rim Sherwood Forest Williams Junction
Coyote Basin Ranch LeChee One Mile Stoneman Lake Wingfield
Darling Lees Ferry Page Sunrise Winona
Daze Leupp Parks Sunshine Winslow West
Dennison Leupp Corner Pilgrim Playground Supai

























Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Calvary Cemetery 201 W. University Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Phone: 928-220-2317. This is an older Catholic cemetery, founded in 1892 that is near the campus of Northern Arizona University.

Citizen's Cemetery 1300 N San Francisco St Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Phone: 928-774-6725. The largest cemetery in Flagstaff that is run by the city. It is on the east side of the campus of Northern Arizona University.

BillionGraves: Each cemetery has a Google map, photos, and headstone transcriptions of those photos in a searchable database.

Census

For tips on accessing Coconino County, Arizona census records online, see: Arizona Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Flagstaff
  • Fredonia
  • Tuba

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Arizona Historical Society
2340 N Ft. Valley Rd
Flagstaff 86001-1200

Sedona Genealogy Club
P.O. Box 4258
Sedona 86340

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Flagstaff Arizona
625 E Cherry Ave
Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-774-2930

Page Arizona
313 S Lake Powell Blvd
Page, Coconino, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-645-2328

Tuba City Arizona
21 W Moenavi
Tuba City, Coconino, Arizona, United States

These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coconino County, Arizona p. 56. ; .
  2. Williams 108-110
  3. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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