La Paz County, Arizona

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La Paz County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting La Paz County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 2, 1982
County Seat Parker
Courthouse
Address 1316 Kofa Ave
Suite 607

Parker, AZ 85344

Wikipedia
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Contents

County Courthouse 

La Paz County Courthouse
1108 Joshua Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344-6477

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce, probate and
court records County Recorder has land records  Parent 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. Records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1846 - New Mexico Territory was setup, it included land that later would become Arizona.
  • 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 in present-day La Paz County, Arizona was once part of Socorro County of New Mexico.[2] [3] Records during this period may have been sent to the Socorro County, New Mexico courthouse.
  • 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 those counties was Yuma County, which covered land that later became LaPaz County. Records during this time period are found in the Yuma County offices.

2 November 1982 - La Paz County was created  from Yuma County.  County seat: Parker, Arizona.[1]

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

Alamo Crossing (hist.) Cienega Springs Love Pioneer Swansea
Bluewater Desert Wells McVay Planet Utting
Bouse Ehrenberg Midway Plomosa Vicksburg
Brenda Harcuvar Olive City (hist.) Poston Vicksburg Junction
Bush Pit Hope Parker Quartzsite Wenden
Cibola La Paz (hist.) Parker Strip Salome









Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Parker Area Historical Society
1214 California Ave.
Parker, AZ 85344-1500
Telephone 928-669-8077
Hours 10-2 Thurs. & Fri.


Quartzsite Historical Society
161 W. Main St. Quartzsite, AZ 85346
Telephone 928-927-5229
Summer Hours: 9am - 11 am Thursdays
Winter Hours: November - March Wed-Sun 10am to 3pm


Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Parker Arizona
1416 Riata Ave
Parker, La Paz, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-669-2700

Quartzsite Arizona
455 S Riggles Rd
Quartzsite, La Paz, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-927-9636

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

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Paz County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).