Greenlee County, Arizona

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*4 Aug 1854 - The land acquired in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_Purchase Gadsden Purchase] was officially added to [[New Mexico]] Territory, it became non-county land.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 10, ch. 245[1854]/p. 575; Van Zandt, 162; Walker and Bufkin, 21-22</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
 
*4 Aug 1854 - The land acquired in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_Purchase Gadsden Purchase] was officially added to [[New Mexico]] Territory, it became non-county land.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 10, ch. 245[1854]/p. 575; Van Zandt, 162; Walker and Bufkin, 21-22</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
 
*3 Feb 1855 - [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana County]] gained all the land acquired in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_Purchase Gadsden Purchase].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57</ref> Its boundary was stretched across present day Arizona to the Baja California border. It including land that later became part of Greenlee County. Look for records in [http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County].
 
*3 Feb 1855 - [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana County]] gained all the land acquired in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_Purchase Gadsden Purchase].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57</ref> Its boundary was stretched across present day Arizona to the Baja California border. It including land that later became part of Greenlee County. Look for records in [http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County].
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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]
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*10 Nov 1864 - Arizona created [[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> Both of 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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*14 Feb 1879 - Arizona created [[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County]] from land in [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97</ref> This county named for the Apache Indians. Look for records in [http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
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*10 Mar 1881- Arizona created Graham County from lands in [[Apache County, Arizona|Apache]] and [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] counties. <ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1881, 11th assy./ pp. 155-157</ref> This county named for Mount Graham, the highest peak in the area. Look for records in [http://www.graham.az.gov/Graham_CMS/default.aspx Graham], [http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache] and [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] counties.
  
*In 1863 -&nbsp; 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.
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'''10 March 1909''' - Greenlee County was created from [[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County]] '''County seat:''' Clifton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
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10 March '''1909''' - Greenlee County was created&nbsp;from [[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Clifton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Greenlee County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Greenlee County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 10, 1909
County Seat Clifton
Courthouse
Address P.O. Box 1296

223 5th Street
Clifton, AZ 85533
Phone: (928) 865-3872
Cell: (928) 451-1092
Fax: (928) 865-5358

Wikipedia
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Contents

County Courthouse 

Greenlee County Courthouse
P O Box 908
Clifton, Az 85533
Phone:520-865-2972

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1911
County Recorder has land records [1]

Parent County

10 March 1909 - Greenlee County was created from Graham County County seat: Clifton [13]

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

Apache Grove Clifton Granville Sheldon Strayhorse
Blue Duncan Guthrie Sprucedale Three Way
Blue Vista East Plantsite Hannagan Meadow Spur Cross Whispering Pines
Carlton Vista Fox Morenci Stargo York
Cleaveland Franklin Plantsite







Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries 

Franklin Cemetery, Greenlee County, Arizona

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Clifton
  • Duncan
  • Franklin
  • Morenci
  • York

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Greenlee County Historical Society
315 Chase Creek
P.O. Box 1125
Clifton, AZ 85533
Telephone 928-865-3115
Hours 2-4:30 T, Th, Sat.

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Clifton Arizona
112 Riverside Dr
Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-865-1562

Duncan Arizona
Fairgrounds Rd & Clifton Hwy
Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-359-2348

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), Greenlee County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  6. U.S. Stat., vol. 10, pp. 1031-1037; Van Zandt, 11, 29, 162
  7. U.S. Stat., vol. 10, ch. 245[1854]/p. 575; Van Zandt, 162; Walker and Bufkin, 21-22
  8. N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57
  9. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  10. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  11. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97
  12. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1881, 11th assy./ pp. 155-157
  13. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).