Mohave County, Arizona

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*18 February 1871 - The remainder of [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was restored to Mohave County.  
 
*18 February 1871 - The remainder of [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was restored to Mohave County.  
 
*6 Mar 1883 - part of [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]] north of the Colorado River and west of Kanab Wash was transferred to Mohave County.
 
*6 Mar 1883 - part of [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]] north of the Colorado River and west of Kanab Wash was transferred to Mohave County.
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See also [[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.
  
 
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Mohave County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Mohave County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 9, 1864
County Seat Kingman
Courthouse
Address 401 E. Spring Street

P.O. Box 7000
Kingman, Arizona 86402
(928)753-0713

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Contents

County Courthouse 

Mohave County Courthouse
401 East Spring St
Kingman, Az 86041
Phone: 520-753-9141

Clerk Superior Court has marriage recrods from 1888,
Divorce, Probate and Court Records from 1850
County Records land records [1]


Mohave County is located in the northwest corner of Arizona, the county seat is Kingman, and it also contains the somewhat newer 'river city' known as Bullhead City, which is across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada. Hoover Dam is also partly included in the county due to it being built to dam the Colorado River to create Lake Mead. The word 'Mohave' is a variant spelling of 'Mojave'.

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 land that became Arizona. The land in present-day Mohave County, Arizona was once part of Taos, Rio Arriba, Santa Ana, Bernalillo, Valencia, and Socorro counties of New Mexico.[2] [3] 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.

10 Nov 1864 - Mohave County was created as one of the four original counties in Arizona. County seat: Kingman [4]

Boundary Changes

  • 22 December 1865 - the northern part of Mohave County was removed by Arizona to create Pah-Ute County.
  • 5 May 1866 - a large portion of Pah-Ute county and a smaller portion of Mohave county was given to Nevada by the US government.
  • 18 February 1871 - The remainder of Pah-Ute County was restored to Mohave County.
  • 6 Mar 1883 - part of Yavapai County north of the Colorado River and west of Kanab Wash was transferred to Mohave County.

See also 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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

  • Beaver Dam Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Arizona
  • Chloride Cemetery in Mohave, Arizona. Short distance east of US 93 northwest of Kingman
  • Desert Lawn Cemetery in Mohave Valley, Arizona. (Mohave Valley along SR-68, is strung out for more than fifteen miles along that highway, just northwest of Kingman).
  • Littlefield Cemetery in Littlefield, Arizona. At interchange of I-15 and County Road 91 (road not named on freeway signs but may be the old US-91 highway).

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Kingman
  • Littlefield
  • Moccasin
  • Mt. Trumbull

Court

Mohave County Arizona Courthouse.jpg

Land

Recorded Land Records from 1 January 1970 to the present may be search online.

All Recorded Land Records may be searched at

   Mohave County Recorders Office

   700 W. Beale Street
   Kingman, AZ 86402-0070
   928-753-0701
   928-753-0727

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Mohave County Miner (Mineral Park, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1882-1918 is availble for free Online viewing.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

395 marriages from 1 Jun 1866 to 26 Jun 1907 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Lake Havasu Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 953
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405-0953
Telephone 928-854-5447

Mohave County Genealogical Society
400 W. Beale St
Kingman, AZ 86401
Telephone 928-753-3195

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Kingman Arizona
3180 Rutherford St
Kingman, Mohave, Arizona, United States
Phone: 928-753-1316

Lake Havasu City Arizona
504 N Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona, United States
Phone: 928-855-8583

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), Mohave 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).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).