Pinal County, Arizona

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'''1875--'''Pinal County was created 1 February 1875 from [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] and [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Florence <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Arizona was part of [[New Spain]] until 1821, and then part of [[Mexico]] until 1846. Some records of early Arizona 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.
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Moreover, Arizona was part of the United States' [[New Mexico]] Territory from 1846 to 1863. In 1852 New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west including all the land that became part of Arizona. Present-day Pinal County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, Arizona|Socorro]] and [[Dona Ana County, Arizona|Doña Ana]] counties in 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> When Arizona was created in 1863, these former counties were dissolved within Arizona's borders and eventually new counties were formed.
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If an ancestor lived in what is now Pinal County, Arizona between 1852 and 1863, first check for records in Pinal County. However, there is also a small chance that a few papers were recorded in a parent county's courthouse in Arizona (if any), or in the corresponding parent county in New Mexico.
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'''1875--'''Pinal County was created 1 February 1875 from [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] and [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Florence <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 02:33, 5 September 2012

Pinal County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Pinal County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1875
County Seat Florence
Courthouse
Address Pinal County

Superior Court Administration
971 Jason Lopez Circle
Building A
Florence, AZ 85132

United States Gotoarrow.pngArizona Gotoarrow.png Pinal County

Wikipedia
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Contents

County Courthouse

Pinal County Courthouse
100 N Florence
Florence, AZ 85232
Phone: 520-868-6000

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1875
and divorce records from 1883; County Recorder has land records [1]

History

Parent County

Arizona was part of New Spain until 1821, and then part of Mexico until 1846. Some records of early Arizona settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.

Moreover, Arizona was part of the United States' New Mexico Territory from 1846 to 1863. In 1852 New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west including all the land that became part of Arizona. Present-day Pinal County, Arizona was once part of Socorro and Doña Ana counties in New Mexico.[2] When Arizona was created in 1863, these former counties were dissolved within Arizona's borders and eventually new counties were formed.

If an ancestor lived in what is now Pinal County, Arizona between 1852 and 1863, first check for records in Pinal County. However, there is also a small chance that a few papers were recorded in a parent county's courthouse in Arizona (if any), or in the corresponding parent county in New Mexico.

1875--Pinal County was created 1 February 1875 from Pima and Yavapai Counties. County seat: Florence [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adamsville Chiapuk Jackrabbit House Parsons Grove Smelter Town
Ak Chin Chuichu Kearny Picacho Snaketown
Ak-Chin Village Cochran Kelvin Price Sombrero Butte
Apache Junction Coolidge Kohatk Queen Valley Sonora
Arizola Cooper Creek La Palma Randolph South Santan
Arizona City Cottonwood Laguna Ray Stanfield
Avra Dudleyville Magma Ray Junction Stotonic
Bapchule Eleven Mile Corner Mammoth Red Rock Superior
Barkerville Eloy Maricopa Reymert Sweetwater
Blackwater Enid Maricopa Wells Riverside Tat Momoli
Bon Florence Nariska Sacate Tiger
Branaman Florence Junction North Komelik Sacaton Toltec
Burns Fordville North Mammoth Sacaton Flats Troy
Cactus Forest Friendly Corners Oak Wells San Manuel Vaiva Vo
Campo Bonito Gold Camp Olberg Santa Cruz Valley Farms
Casa Blanca Hayden Junction Oracle Santan Wymola
Casa del Oro Heaton Oracle Junction Shopishk Youngberg
Casa Grande Highjinks Palm Springs Sif Vaya























Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Coolidge
  • Ray
  • Superior

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Casa Grande Valley Historical Society
110 W. Florence Blvd.
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Telephone 520-836-2223
Hours 1-5 M-Sat.

Coolidge Historical Society
161 West Harding Avenue
P.O. Box 1186
Coolidge, Arizona 85228
Telephone 520-723-7186
Hours Sunday 1:00 P.M. –
4:00 P.M. and by request

Pinal County Historical Society
715 S. Main Street
Florence, AZ 85232
Telephone 520-868-4382
Hours 11-4 Tues.-Sat.; 12-4 Sun

Oracle Historical Society
825 E. Mt. Lemmon Rd.
Oracle, AZ 85623
Telephone 520-896-9609
Hours 1-5 Sat. & Sun.

Superior Historical Society
300 Main Street
Superior, AZ 85273
Telephone 520-689-5752
Hours 10-2 Weds., Thurs., Sat.; 11-3 Sun.

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers
Casa Grande Arizona
1555 N Colorado Dr
Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-836-7519

San Manuel 1st Arizona
1002 N McNab Pkwy
San Manuel, Pinal, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-385-4855

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