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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Arizona|Arizona]] > Pinal County'' [[Image:Az-pinal.png|thumb|right|300px|showing location of Pinal County]]
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Arizona|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pinal_County,_Arizona|Pinal County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Pinal County
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| county_map = Az-pinal.png
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| state = Arizona
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| founded year = 1875
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| founded date = February 1
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| seat wl = Florence
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| building address = Pinal County<br>
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Superior Court Administration<br>
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971 Jason Lopez Circle<br>
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Building A<br>
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Florence, AZ 85132
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}}
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{{Wikipedia|Pinal County, Arizona}}&nbsp;
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal County Courthouse]<br>100 N Florence<br> Florence, AZ 85232 <br>Phone: 520-868-6000
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Clerk Superior Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1875<br>and divorce records from 1883; County Recorder has land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pinal County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1875--'''Pinal County was created from Pima and 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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*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]].<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A</ref> The land south of the Gila River in present day Maricopa County Arizona was not ceded, it remained in control of Mexico. Land in present day Pinal County was split between the US and Mexico. 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. The north part of present day Pinal County was then in [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro County]].<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> <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> Look for records in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro County].
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*30 Dec 1853 - The [[United States]] bought the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_Purchase Gadsden Purchase] from [[Mexico]]. It contained land south of the Gila River in  Arizona, including the south part of present day Pinal County.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 10, pp. 1031-1037; Van Zandt, 11, 29, 162</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 Aug 1854 - The land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase was officially added to [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 10, ch. 245[1854]/p. 575; Van Zandt, 162; Walker and Bufkin, 21-22</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
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*3 Feb 1855 - [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana County]] gained all the land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57</ref> This included the south part of present day Pinal County. Look for records in [http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County].
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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 two counties: [[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>  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 1871 - Arizona created [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa County]] from land in [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54</ref> <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Maricopa Indians. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
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'''1 Feb 1875''' - Arizona created [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal County]] from lands in [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]] and [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] counties.<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20</ref> '''County seat:''' Florence <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Pinal mountains. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa], [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima], and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*9 Feb 1877 - Arizona expanded [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal County]] by adding a small area of land that had been separated from main body of [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1877, 9th assy./ pp. 108-109</ref> Look for records in [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] 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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| Adamsville
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| Chiapuk
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| Jackrabbit House
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| Parsons Grove
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| Smelter Town
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| Ak Chin
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| Chuichu
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| Kearny
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| Picacho
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| Snaketown
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| Ak-Chin Village
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| Cochran
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| Kelvin
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| Price
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| Sombrero Butte
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| Apache Junction
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Pinal%2C+Coolidge|subject|disp=Coolidge}}
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| Kohatk
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| Queen Valley
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| Sonora
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| Arizola
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| Cooper Creek
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| La Palma
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| Randolph
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| South Santan
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| Arizona City
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| Cottonwood
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| Laguna
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Pinal%2C+Ray|subject|disp=Ray}}
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| Stanfield
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| Avra
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Pinal%2C+Dudleyville|subject|disp=Dudleyville}}
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| Magma
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| Ray Junction
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| Stotonic
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| Bapchule
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| Eleven Mile Corner
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Pinal%2C+Mammoth|subject|disp=Mammoth}}
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| Red Rock
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Pinal%2C+Superior|subject|disp=Superior}}
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|-
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| Barkerville
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| Eloy
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| Maricopa
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| Reymert
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| Sweetwater
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| Blackwater
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| Enid
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| Maricopa Wells
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| Riverside
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| Tat Momoli
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| Bon
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| Florence
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| Nariska
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| Sacate
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| Tiger
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| Branaman
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| Florence Junction
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| North Komelik
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| Sacaton
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| Toltec
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| Burns
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| Fordville
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| North Mammoth
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| Sacaton Flats
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| Troy
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| Cactus Forest
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| Friendly Corners
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| Oak Wells
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Pinal%2C+San+Manuel|subject|disp=San Manuel}}
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| Vaiva Vo
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| Campo Bonito
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| Gold Camp
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| Olberg
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Pinal%2C+Santa+Cruz|subject|disp=Santa Cruz}}
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| Valley Farms
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| Casa Blanca
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| Hayden Junction
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| Oracle
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| Santan
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| Wymola
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| Casa del Oro
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| Heaton
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| Oracle Junction
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| Shopishk
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| Youngberg
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Pinal%2C+Casa+Grande|subject|disp=Casa Grande}}
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| Highjinks
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| Palm Springs
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| Sif Vaya
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila County, Arizona]]
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*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County, Arizona]]
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*[[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa County, Arizona]]
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*[[Pima County, Arizona|Pima County, Arizona]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Arizona}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Records  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
*Coolidge
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*Coolidge  
*Ray
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*Ray  
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*Superior
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*1,521 marriages from 15 Nov 1874 to 19 Apr 1916 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/az/pinal/webbbs_config.pl Pinal County, Arizona Obituary Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon areas
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.cgvhs.org/ Casa Grande Valley Historical Society]<br>110 W. Florence Blvd.<br>Casa Grande, AZ 85222<br>Telephone 520-836-2223<br>Hours 1-5 M-Sat.
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'''Coolidge Historical Society''' <br>161 West Harding Avenue <br>P.O. Box 1186 <br>Coolidge, Arizona 85228 <br>Telephone 520-723-7186 <br>Hours Sunday 1:00 P.M. – <br>4:00 P.M. and by request
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'''Pinal County Historical Society'''<br>715 S. Main Street<br>Florence, AZ 85232<br>Telephone 520-868-4382<br>Hours 11-4 Tues.-Sat.; 12-4 Sun
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[http://www.oraclehistoricalsociety.org/index.html Oracle Historical Society]<br>825 E. Mt. Lemmon Rd.<br>Oracle, AZ 85623<br>Telephone 520-896-9609 <br>Hours 1-5 Sat. &amp; Sun.
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'''Superior Historical Society'''<br>300 Main Street<br>Superior, AZ 85273<br>Telephone 520-689-5752<br>Hours 10-2 Weds., Thurs., Sat.; 11-3 Sun.<br>
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== Family History Centers  ==
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>[[Casa Grande Arizona Family History Center|'''Casa Grande Arizona''']]<br>1555 N Colorado Dr<br>Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-836-7519<br>
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[[San Manuel 1st Arizona Family History Center|'''San Manuel 1st Arizona''']]<br>1002 N McNab Pkwy<br>San Manuel, Pinal, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-385-4855<br>
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These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205870&subject_disp=Arizona%2C+Pinal&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Pinal|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Pinal/ Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Pinal County, Arizona
 

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

1 Feb 1875 - Arizona created Pinal County from lands in Maricopa and Pima counties.[14] County seat: Florence [13] This county named for the Pinal mountains. Look for records in Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal counties.

Boundary Changes

  • 9 Feb 1877 - Arizona expanded Pinal County by adding a small area of land that had been separated from main body of Pima County.[15] Look for records in Pima and Pinal counties

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

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. 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. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  5. 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.
  6. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  7. U.S. Stat., vol. 10, pp. 1031-1037; Van Zandt, 11, 29, 162
  8. U.S. Stat., vol. 10, ch. 245[1854]/p. 575; Van Zandt, 162; Walker and Bufkin, 21-22
  9. N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57
  10. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  11. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  12. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54
  13. 13.0 13.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  14. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20
  15. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1877, 9th assy./ pp. 108-109