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|Mohave County, Arizona|
Location in the state of Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
|Founded||November 9, 1864|
|Address|| 401 E. Spring Street|
P.O. Box 7000
Mohave County Courthouse
401 East Spring St
Kingman, Az 86041
Clerk Superior Court has marriage recrods from 1888,
Divorce, Probate and Court Records from 1850
County Records land records 
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'.
- Up until 1821 - <a _fcknotitle="true" href="New Spain">New Spain</a> controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an <a href="http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html">archives</a> in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
- From 1821 until 1846 - <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Mexico">Mexico</a> had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to <a href="Mexico Archives and Libraries">archives</a> in Mexico City.
- From 1846 to 1863 - <a _fcknotitle="true" href="New Mexico">New Mexico</a> Territory included land that later would become Arizona.
- In 1852 - New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including all the land that became Arizona. Present-day Mohave County, Arizona was once part of <a href="Taos County, Arizona">Taos</a>, <a href="Rio Arriba County, Arizona">Rio Arriba</a>, <a href="Santa Ana County, Arizona">Santa Ana</a>, <a href="Bernalillo County, Arizona">Bernalillo</a>, <a href="Valencia County, Arizona">Valencia</a>, and <a href="Socorro County, Arizona">Socorro</a> counties of New Mexico.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. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011). Some 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 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- 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.
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- Beaver Dam Cemetery, Beaver Dam
- Chloride Cemetery, Mohave Short distance east of US 93 northwest of Kingman
- Desert Lawn Cemetery, Mohave Valley (Mohave Valley is along SR-68, is strung out for more than fifteen miles along that highway, just northwest of Kingman).
- Littlefield Cemetery, Littlefield. At interchange of I-15 and County Road 91 (road not named on freeway signs but may be the old US-91 highway).
For tips on accessing Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy census records online, see: Arizona Census.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Mt. Trumbull
Recorded Land Records from 1 January 1970 to the present may be search online.
All Recorded Land Records may be searched at
700 W. Beale Street
Kingman, AZ 86402-0070
Mohave County Miner (Mineral Park, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1882-1918 is availble for free Online viewing.
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
Mohave County Genealogical Society
400 W. Beale St
Kingman, AZ 86401
Family History Centers
3180 Rutherford St
Kingman, Mohave, Arizona, United States
Lake Havasu City Arizona
504 N Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona, United States
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
- AZGenWeb Mohave County project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ 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.
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