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{{Arizona-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] > [[Arizona|Arizona]] > Greenlee County'' [[Image:Az-greenlee.png|thumb|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Greenlee_County,_Arizona|Greenlee County]]''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{AZDC}}
  
== History ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Greenlee County
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| county_map = Az-greenlee.png
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| state = Arizona
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| state_map = Arizona.png
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| founded year = 1909
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| founded date = March 10
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| seat wl = Clifton
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| building image =
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| building address = P.O. Box 1296<br>
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223 5th Street<br>
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Clifton, AZ 85533<br>
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Phone: (928) 865-3872<br>
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Cell: (928) 451-1092<br>
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Fax: (928) 865-5358
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}}
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{{Wikipedia|Greenlee County, Arizona}}
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== County Courthouse&nbsp; ==
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[http://www.co.greenlee.az.us/ Greenlee County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 908 <br>Clifton, Az 85533 <br>Phone:520-865-2972
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Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1911<br>County Recorder has land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenlee County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1909--'''Greenlee County was created 10 March 1909&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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*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>
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*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.
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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].
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*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico]] ceded part of present day [[Arizona]], including all of Greenlee 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].
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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. Land in present-day Greenlee County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] and [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana]] counties 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> <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> Look for records in [http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro] counties.
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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, Arizona|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.
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'''10 March 1909''' - Greenlee County was created from [[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County]]<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1909, 25th assy./ pp. 43-56</ref> '''County seat:''' Clifton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for an early Arizona pioneer. Look for records in [http://www.graham.az.gov/Graham_CMS/default.aspx Graham] and [http://www.co.greenlee.az.us/ Greenlee] counties.
  
 
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See [[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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache]]  
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*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County, Arizona]]
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*[[Cochise County, Arizona|Cochise County, Arizona]]
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*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County, Arizona]]  
 
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Cochise County, Arizona|Cochise]]
 
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]]
 
 
*[[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo County, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo County, New Mexico]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
  
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>
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Franklin Cemetery, Greenlee County, Arizona
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[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>  
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Arizona}}
  
 
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== Family History Centers  ==
 
== Family History Centers  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers Introduction to Family History Centers]<br> <br>  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br><br>  
  
 
[[Clifton Arizona Family History Center|'''Clifton Arizona''']]<br>112 Riverside Dr<br>Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-865-1562<br>  
 
[[Clifton Arizona Family History Center|'''Clifton Arizona''']]<br>112 Riverside Dr<br>Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-865-1562<br>  
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[[Duncan Arizona Family History Center|'''Duncan Arizona''' ]]<br>Fairgrounds Rd &amp; Clifton Hwy<br>Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-359-2348<br>  
 
[[Duncan Arizona Family History Center|'''Duncan Arizona''' ]]<br>Fairgrounds Rd &amp; Clifton Hwy<br>Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-359-2348<br>  
  
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>
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These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>  
  
 
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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
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Greenlee County, Arizona

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[11] County seat: Clifton [12] This county named for an early Arizona pioneer. Look for records in Graham and Greenlee counties.

Boundary Changes

See 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

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. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
  4. 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.
  5. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  6. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  7. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  8. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  9. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97
  10. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1881, 11th assy./ pp. 155-157
  11. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1909, 25th assy./ pp. 43-56
  12. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).