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Guide to '''Gila County Arizona genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/index.html Gila County Courthouse]<br>1400 East Ash Street <br>Globe, AZ 85501-1414 <br>Phone: 520-425-3231 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gila County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/index.html Gila County Courthouse]<br>1400 East Ash Street <br>Globe, AZ 85501-1414 <br>Phone: 520-425-3231 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gila County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1881<br>divorce, probate and court records from&nbsp;1914<br>County Recorder has land records  
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1881<br>divorce, probate and court records from&nbsp;1914<br>County Recorder has land records  
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=== History ===
  
 
Gila County is located northeast of Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.&nbsp; It contains some of the early settlements in Arizona going back to the 1870s. Gila County is named for the Gila River that flows through portions of the southern part of the county.&nbsp;<ref>See Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960, p. 94. {{WorldCat|479862}}</ref>  
 
Gila County is located northeast of Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.&nbsp; It contains some of the early settlements in Arizona going back to the 1870s. Gila County is named for the Gila River that flows through portions of the southern part of the county.&nbsp;<ref>See Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960, p. 94. {{WorldCat|479862}}</ref>  
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*Until 1821 -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
 
*Until 1821 -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
 
*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
 
*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|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.<ref>Williams 108-110</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
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*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.<ref>Williams 108-110</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].  
*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico]] ceded part of present day [[Arizona]]. Part of the international boundary was in dispute.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
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*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico]] ceded part of present day [[Arizona]], including all of Gila County.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].  
*9 Jan 1852 - New Mexico redefined the boundaries of previous counties and created new ones to cover all the land within its territory. The boundary of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro County]] was stretched across present day [[Arizona]] to the California border.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292</ref> Land in present-day Gila County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] county of New Mexico.<ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Look for records in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro County].
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*9 Jan 1852 - New Mexico redefined the boundaries of previous counties and created new ones to cover all the land within its territory. The boundary of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro County]] was stretched across present day [[Arizona]] to the California border.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292</ref> Land in present-day Gila County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] county of New Mexico.<ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Look for records in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro County].  
*24 Feb 1863 - The US created the [[Arizona]] Territory from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162</ref> All previous counties were discontinued for this new territory. Look for records in the [http://www.azlibrary.gov/Default.aspx Arizona State Library] and [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives]
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*24 Feb 1863 - The US created the [[Arizona]] Territory from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162</ref> All previous counties were discontinued for this new territory. Look for records in the [http://www.azlibrary.gov/Default.aspx Arizona State Library] and [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives]  
*10 Nov 1864 - Arizona created two counties: [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] and [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] counties.<ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> These counties named for Indian tribes. Look for records in [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] and[http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
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*10 Nov 1864 - Arizona created two counties: [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] and [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] counties.<ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> These counties named for Indian tribes. Look for records in [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] and[http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.  
*14 Feb 1871 - Arizona created [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa County]] from land in [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54</ref> This county named for the Maricopa Indians. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
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*14 Feb 1871 - Arizona created [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa County]] from land in [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54</ref> This county named for the Maricopa Indians. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.  
*1 Feb 1875 - Arizona created [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal County]] from lands in [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]] and [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] counties.<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20</ref> This county named for the Pinal mountains. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa], [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima], and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties.  
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*1 Feb 1875 - Arizona created [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal County]] from lands in [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]] and [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] counties.<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20</ref> This county named for the Pinal mountains. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa], [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima], and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties.
  
'''8 February 1881''' - Gila County was created from lands in [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]] and [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal]] Counties.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1881, 11th assy. pp. 14-17</ref>&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Globe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Gila River. Look for records in the [http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/ Gila], [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa], and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties.
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'''8 February 1881''' - Gila County was created from lands in [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]] and [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal]] Counties.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1881, 11th assy. pp. 14-17</ref>&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Globe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Gila River. Look for records in the [http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/ Gila], [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa], and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties.  
  
 
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*12 Mar 1885 Gila County exchanged property with adjacent Graham County.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1885, 13th assy. p. 215</ref>  
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*12 Mar 1885 Gila County exchanged property with adjacent [[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1885, 13th assy. p. 215</ref> Look for records in [http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/ Gila] and [http://www.graham.az.gov/Graham_CMS/default.aspx Graham] counties.
*21 Mar 1889 Gila County added a portion of Yavapai County.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1889, 15th assy. pp. 49-52</ref>  
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*21 Mar 1889 Gila County added a portion of [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1889, 15th assy. pp. 49-52</ref> Look for records in [http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/ Gila] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
*19 Mar 1891 Gila County gained additional land from Yavapai County.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1891, 16th assy. pp. 102-103</ref> <ref>[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/AZ_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, The Newberry Library, Chicago]. Viewed on 11 November 2011.</ref>
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*19 Mar 1891 Gila County gained additional land from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1891, 16th assy. pp. 102-103</ref> <ref>[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/AZ_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, The Newberry Library, Chicago]. Viewed on 11 November 2011.</ref> Look for records in [http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/ Gila] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
  
See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and maps. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and maps. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.  
  
 
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Guide to Gila County Arizona genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Gila County, Arizona
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Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 8, 1881
County Seat Globe
Courthouse
Address 1400 E. Ash Street

Globe, AZ 85501
928-425-3231

Wikipedia
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Contents

County Courthouse 

Gila County Courthouse
1400 East Ash Street
Globe, AZ 85501-1414
Phone: 520-425-3231 [1]

County Clerk has marriage records from 1881
divorce, probate and court records from 1914
County Recorder has land records

History

Gila County is located northeast of Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.  It contains some of the early settlements in Arizona going back to the 1870s. Gila County is named for the Gila River that flows through portions of the southern part of the county. [2]

Payson is the largest town today, its name came from a situation where the town needed a post office and a congressman was reported to have said that if they named the town Payson they would get a post office. The second town that took up the dare was Payson, Utah.

Other towns include Pine, Roosevelt, and Claypool. Defunct localities include 'Motel Point' where a motel once stood just yards northeast of the present-day Roosevelt Dam.

Parent County

8 February 1881 - Gila County was created from lands in Maricopa and Pinal Counties.[12]  County seat: Globe [13] This county named for the Gila River. Look for records in the Gila, Maricopa, and Pinal counties.

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Aztec Lodge Coffeepot Grapevine Payson Seneca
Bear Canyon Junction Coolidge Dam Hayden Peridot Spurlock
Bellevue Copper Hill Inspiration Pinal Star Valley
Burch Cutter Jakes Corner Pine Strawberry
Canyon Day Dagger Kohls Ranch Punkin Center Sun Valley
Carrizo Dehorn Little Acres Radium Tonto Basin
Cedar Creek Fort Apache Junction Lower Miami Rocky Junction Tonto Village
Central Heights Fort McDonald McMillianville Roosevelt Top-of-the-world
Christmas Gallups Miami Rose Creek Lodge Washington
Christopher Creek Gisela Miami Gardens Rye Willow
Chrysotile Globe Midland City San Carlos Winkelman
Claypool Government Hill Mountain Meadow Sawmill Young
















Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Gila County at Arizona Gravestones

Cemeteries in Gila County at Fina A Grave

Individual cemeteries:

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records: Globe, Hayden, Miami, Nephi and Pine.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Arizona Cornish Society
P.O. Box 1
Claypool, Arizona 85532
Contact: Mrs Linda Carnahan
Telephone: 925-473-2071
E-Mail: lyddy@cableone.net

Northern Gila County Historical Society
PO Box 2532
Payson, AZ 85547
Telephone 928-474-3483

Gila County Historical Society
1330 N. Broad St.
Globe, AZ 85502
Telephone 928-425-7385
Hours 10-4 M-F; 11-3 Sat.

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Globe Arizona
1701 Ensign St
Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-425-9570

Payson Arizona
913 N Ponderosa St
Payson, Gila, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-468-0249

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), Gila County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. See Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960, p. 94. WorldCat 479862
  3. Williams 108-110
  4. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
  5. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  6. 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.
  7. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  8. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  9. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  10. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54
  11. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20
  12. Arizona Territorial Laws 1881, 11th assy. pp. 14-17
  13. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  14. Arizona Territorial Laws 1885, 13th assy. p. 215
  15. Arizona Territorial Laws 1889, 15th assy. pp. 49-52
  16. Arizona Territorial Laws 1891, 16th assy. pp. 102-103
  17. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, The Newberry Library, Chicago. Viewed on 11 November 2011.