Santa Cruz County, Arizona

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*Up 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>  
 
*Up 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>  
 
*From 1821 until 1854 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
 
*From 1821 until 1854 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
*8 June 1854 - all {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} land (southern Arizona and New Mexico) was added to the already existing [[Dona Ana County, Arizona|Doña Ana]] County, New Mexico Territory land.<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> This included land that would later become Santa Cruz County, Arizona. From 1854 to 1863, some records may have been sent to the Doña Ana County, New Mexico courthouse.  
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*8 June 1854 - all {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} land south of the Gila River was added to the already existing [[Dona Ana County, Arizona|Doña Ana]] County, New Mexico Territory land.<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> This included land that would later become Santa Cruz County, Arizona. From 1854 to 1863, some records may have been sent to the Doña Ana County, New Mexico courthouse.  
 
*24 February 1863 - Arizona was created from the western half of New Mexico Territory. All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were formed in the new Arizona Territory.
 
*24 February 1863 - Arizona was created from the western half of New Mexico Territory. All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were formed in the new Arizona Territory.
  

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Santa Cruz County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 15, 1899
County Seat Nogales
Courthouse
Address 2150 N Congress Dr.

Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 375-7800
TDD for the Hearing Impaired (520)761-7816

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Contents

County Courthouse

Santa Cruz County Courthouse
2150 North Congress Drive
P O Box 1265
Nogales, AZ 85628-1265
Phone: 520-761-7800

Clerk Superior Court has marriage,
divorce, probate and Court Records from 1899,
military records 1888-1085
and adoption records from 1940 [1]

History

Santa Cruz County lies directly south of Tucson and Pima Counties.  The town of Nogales is a major border crossing between the United States and Mexico, and is part of a 'twin border city' situation. Nogales is also the county seat.

A river runs north out of Mexico towards Tucson, also named the Santa Cruz.

The historic Catholic mission near Tubac on I-19 is significant in the history of the area. However, any records that were produced when this was actively a community and an active parish are not kept there, but may be with the Diocese in Tucson. Other missions are also nearby, mainly San Xavier which is in Pima County closer to Tucson.


Parent County

  • Up 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.
  • From 1821 until 1854 - Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • 8 June 1854 - all Gadsden Purchase land south of the Gila River was added to the already existing Doña Ana County, New Mexico Territory land.[2] [3] This included land that would later become Santa Cruz County, Arizona. From 1854 to 1863, some records may have been sent to the Doña Ana County, New Mexico courthouse.
  • 24 February 1863 - Arizona was created from the western half of New Mexico Territory. All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were formed in the new Arizona Territory.

1899--Santa Cruz County was created 15 March 1899 from Pima and Cochise Counties.
County seat: Nogales [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Agua Linda Carmen Kino Springs Otero Sotos Crossing (hist.)
Alto Casa Piedra Lochiel Partridge (hist.) Trench Camp
Amado Duquesne Madera Canyon Patagonia Tubac
Beyerville Elgin Nogales Rio Rico Tumacacori
Calabasas Hacienda Los Encino Old Glory Ruby Washington Camp
Canelo Harshaw Oro Blanco Sonoita









Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Nogales

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

The Tumacacori National Historical Park has created a website with searchable Spanish Mission Records as well as an annotated bibliography of the Tohono O'odham (Papago Indians).  Along with transcribed marriage records from the Cathedral of Culiacan in spanish, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Societies and Libraries

Pimeria Alta Historical Society
136 North Grand Ave.
Nogales, AZ 85621
PO Box 2281
Nogales, AZ 85628
Telephone 520-287-4621
Hours 10-4 Thurs.-Sat

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History CentersNogales Arizona Family History Center

Nogales Arizona
621 W Green Pl
Nogales, Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-281-0368

This is not a mailing address. 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), Santa Cruz 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).