Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy

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Guide to Pinal County, Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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

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

County Information[edit | edit source]

Pinal County, Arizona Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1887 1875 1887 1875 1875 1875 1830
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in July 1909. General compliance by 1926

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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 [2]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County has Florence as its seat and the County was created February 1, 1875. The County is located in the south central area of the state.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1 Feb 1875 - Arizona created Pinal County from lands in Maricopa and Pima counties.[16] County seat: Florence [17] This county named for the Pinal mountains. Look for records in Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal counties.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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.

For animated maps illustrating Arizona county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arizona County Boundary Maps" (1852-1993) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[19]

* Superior
Unincorporated communities
  • Heaton
  • Highjinks
  • Hortons Place
  • Jackrabbit House
  • Kelvin
  • Laguna
  • La Palma
  • Jackrabbit House
  • Kelvin
  • Peters Corner
  • Price
  • Randolph
  • Ray
  • Peters Corner
  • Price
  • Randolph
  • Ray
  • Peters Corner
  • Price
  • Native American communities
    Census-designated places
    Ghost towns
  • El Llano
  • Goldfield
  • Hormiguerito
  • Hormiguero
  • Hueso Parado
  • Pinal City
  • Wet Camp Village
  • ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

    Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

    Resources[edit | edit source]

    Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

    Cemeteries of Pinal, Arizona online and in print
    Tombstone Transcriptions Online
    Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
    List of Cemeteries in the County
    See Arizona Cemeteries for more information

    Census[edit | edit source]

    Historical populations
    Census Pop.
    1880 3,044
    1890 4,251 39.7%
    1900 7,779 83.0%
    1910 9,045 16.3%
    1920 16,130 78.3%
    1930 22,081 36.9%
    1940 28,841 30.6%
    1950 43,191 49.8%
    1960 62,673 45.1%
    1970 67,916 8.4%
    1980 90,918 33.9%
    1990 116,379 28.0%
    2000 179,727 54.4%
    2010 375,770 109.1%
    Source: "".

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

    Church[edit | edit source]

    Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For more about Arizona denominations, see Arizona Church Records. Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    • Coolidge
    • Ray
    • Superior

    List of Churches and Church Parishes

    Court[edit | edit source]

    Land[edit | edit source]

    Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

    See Arizona Land and Property for additional information about early Arizona land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

    Local Histories[edit | edit source]

    Local histories are available for Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Arizona Local Histories.

    Maps[edit | edit source]

    Maricopa CountyGila CountyGraham CountyPima CountyAZ PINAL.PNG
    Click a neighboring county
    for more resources

    Military[edit | edit source]

    Civil War[edit | edit source]
    World War II[edit | edit source]

    Newspapers[edit | edit source]

    Finding More Arizona Newspapers[edit source]

    Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

    Obituaries[edit | edit source]

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    The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.

    Probate[edit | edit source]

    From 1850 to 1864, probate records of Arizona were kept by the probate courts of New Mexico. From 1864 to 1912, the records were handled by county probate courts. 1912 to present, records such as wills, claims, administrations, case files, and calendars are kept in the custody of the clerk of the superior court in the county courthouse.

    Online Probate Indexes and Records

    Taxation[edit | edit source]

    Vital Records[edit | edit source]

    Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Arizona Department of Health Services or the county clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

    Birth Records[edit | edit source]
    Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
    Death Records[edit | edit source]

    Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

    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. As of 12/31/20, the museum is closed until further notice.

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

    Bouse Genealogical Society
    Casa Grande, AZ

    Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

    Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

    • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
    • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

    Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

    Websites[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pinal County, Arizona. Page 56-57 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 52.
    2. 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.
    3. Wikipedia contributors, "Navajo, Arizona," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Arizona 7/10/2017.
    4. Williams 108-110
    5. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
    6. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
    7. 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.
    8. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
    9. U.S. Stat., vol. 10, pp. 1031-1037; Van Zandt, 11, 29, 162
    10. U.S. Stat., vol. 10, ch. 245[1854]/p. 575; Van Zandt, 162; Walker and Bufkin, 21-22
    11. N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57
    12. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
    13. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
    14. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54
    15. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
    16. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20
    17. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
    18. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1877, 9th assy./ pp. 108-109
    19. Wikipedia contributors, "Pinal County, Arizona," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Arizona, accessed 24 February 2019.