Pah-Ute County, Nevada Genealogy

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Pah-Ute County was a former county of Arizona Territory from 1865 until 1871. It was never a county of Nevada, however Pah-Ute county covered land which later became part of Nevada.

  • 22 December 1865 - Pah-Ute County was created by Arizona from the northern part Mohave County, Arizona
  • 5 May 1866 - the part of Arizona south of the 37° north latitude and west of 114° west longitude down to the Colorado River was given to Nevada by the United States.[1] [2] All previous counties were discontinued and Nevada added the land to the southern parts of Lincoln and Nye counties.
  •  Arizona did not accept this loss of land and twice patitioned the US Congress to reverse the law.
  • 18 February 1871 - Arizona discontinued Pah-Ute County. It finally accepted the loss to Nevada and restored the remainder of this county to Mohave County Arizona.

For records of Pah-Ute County in what is present-day Nevada, see:

Some records for Pah-Ute County, Arizona may have been transferred to, created in or been re-recorded in these counties


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in Wikipedia:the Free Encyclopedia at,_Arizona (accessed 9 August 2010).
  2. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 88-92. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k