Arizona County, New Mexico (Extinct)
Arizona was a county of New Mexico Territory from 1860 to 1863. This county was not a county of Arizona, but did cover land that later became part of Arizona. Look for records of this county in the New Mexico State Archives.
1 Feb 1860 - ARIZONA county (extinct) created by New Mexico Territory from DOÑA ANA county, New Mexico. It was located entirely within present day Arizona.
18 Jan 1862 - ARIZONA county (extinct) eliminated when it lost all territory to DOÑA ANA county, New Mexico.
28 Jan 1863 - ARIZONA county (extinct) re-created from DOÑA ANA county, New Mexico.
24 Feb 1863 - ARIZONA county (extinct) eliminated when the United States created Arizona Territory from the west half of New Mexico Territory.
- N.M. Terr. Laws 1859-1860, 9th assy. /p. 74
- N.M. Terr. Laws 1861-1862, 11th assy. /p. 18
- N.M. Terr. Laws 1862-1863, 12th assy. /p.30
- U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165