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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Apache County''''' [[Image:Az-apache.png|thumb|right|300px]] <br>  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Apache County
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| county_map = Az-apache.png
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| state = Arizona
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| state_map = Arizona.png
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| founded year = 1864
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| founded date = December 21
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| seat wl = St. Johns
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| building image =
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| building address = PO Box 667<br>
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70 West 3rd South<br>
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St. Johns, Az 85936-0667<br>
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Phone: (928) 337-7555<br>
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Fax:    (928) 337-7586 
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}}
  
{{wikipedia|Apache County, Arizona|Apache County, Arizona}}  
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[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Apache County
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{{Wikipedia|Apache County, Arizona}}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
*Apache County Arizona Vital Records<br>Clerk of The Court Apache County<br>P.O. Box 365<br>St. Johns, Arizona 85936<br>Phone: (928) 337-4364 <br>
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[http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache County Courthouse]<br>Clerk of The Court Apache County<br>P.O. Box 365<br>St. Johns, Arizona 85936<br>Phone: (928) 337-4364 <br>
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Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce probate and court frecords from 1879<br>County Recorder has land records from 1879 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Apache 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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14 Feb 1879 - '''Apache County''' was created  from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]]. County Seat: '''St. Johns, Arizona'''
  
 
== Parent County  ==
 
== Parent County  ==
  
'''14 February 1879:''' Apache County was created from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] County. '''County seat:''' St. Johns <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}}''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 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. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.
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*In 1846  - [[New Mexico]] Territory created, it included land that later would become Arizona.
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*In 1852 - New Mexico Territory created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including all the land that later became Arizona. The land covered by present-day Apache County, Arizona was once part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]], [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]], [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico|Santa Ana]], [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]], and [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] counties of New Mexico.<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> Some records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
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*In 1863 -&nbsp; Arizona Territory was created from the western half of New Mexico territory. All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.
  
== Boundary Changes ==
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'''14 February 1879:''' Apache County was created from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] County. '''County seat:''' St. Johns <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}}''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
  
When it was created in 1879, Apache County contained all of what is now Navajo County until the county was split in March, 1895 leaving a total area of 11,218 square miles (29,054.5 km<sup>2</sup>).
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== Boundary Changes  ==
  
== Record Loss ==
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29 March 1879 - Navajo County created from the western half of Apache County, leaving a total area of 11,218 square miles (29,054.5 km<sup>2</sup>).
  
== Places/Localities ==
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Also see [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and where. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.
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== Record Loss  ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
 
== Populated Places  ==
 
== Populated Places  ==
  
You may wish to search for places in the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog].  
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You may wish to search for places in the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]. You can search for the more general term, such as "Arizona" and then add the county and town or city, such as "Arizona, Apache, St. Johns."
  
A more complete list of place names with references can be found at PlaceNames.com  
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A more complete list of place names with references can be found at [http://www.placenames.com/us/04001/ppl/ PlaceNames.com]. For a more exhaustive list of Arizona place names see Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960. {{WorldCat|479862}}
  
[http://www.placenames.com/us/04001/ppl/ www.placenames.com/us/04001/ppl/]<br>
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For links to the places, see the County Place Name list at the bottom of this page.  
  
*[http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/adamana.html Adamana] Formerly known as the Gateway to the Petrified Forest
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== Neighboring Counties  ==
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=11119 Allentown]
 
*[http://www.wmonline.com/cities/alpine.htm Alpine] Formerly known as Bush Valley
 
*[http://tachee.nndes.org/ Blue Gap]&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.wmonline.com/attract/streams.htm Boneyard]&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.eachtown.com/place.php/id/43088 Bonita Trading Post]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnside,_Arizona Burnside]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/chambers.cfm Chambers]
 
*[http://www.roadsidethoughts.com/az/chetco-nearby.htm Chetco]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinle,_Arizona Chinle]
 
*[http://www.conchoaz.com/ Concho] (see also Concho Valley)
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl Cornfields]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS256&=&q=correjo%20crossing%2C%20az&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl Correjo Crossing]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/cottonwood.cfm Cottonwood]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/cove.cfm Cove]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/coyote-springs.cfm Coyote Springs]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/crosby-crossing.cfm Crosby Crossing]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/del-muerto.cfm Del Muerto]
 
*[http://www.city-data.com/city/Dennehotso-Arizona.html Dennehotso]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/diamond-fields.cfm Diamond Fields]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagar,_Arizona Eagar]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/el-tule.cfm El Tule]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/emmanuel-mission.cfm Emmanuel Mission]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/feaster.cfm Feaster]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/flat-rock.cfm Flat Rock]
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Apache%2C+Fort+Defiance|subject|disp=Fort Defiance}}
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Apache%2C+Ganado|subject|disp=Ganado}}
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/green-spot.cfm Green Spot]
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Apache%2C+Greer|subject|disp=Greer}}
 
*[http://www.placenames.com/us/p24439/ Greer Place]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawley_Lake_(Arizona) Hawley Lake]
 
*[http://www.placenames.com/us/p29837/ Heap Place]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/horse-mesa.cfm Horse Mesa]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houck,_Arizona Houck]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/hunt.cfm Hunt]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/hunters-point.cfm Hunters Point]
 
*Junction Overlook
 
*Kinlichee
 
*Kinney Junction
 
*[http://klagetoh.nndes.org/ Klagetoh]
 
*Los Burros
 
*Lower Wheatfields
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lukachukai,_Arizona Lukachukai]
 
*[http://arizona.hometownlocator.com/az/apache/lupton.cfm Lupton]
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Apache%2C+Many+Farms|subject|disp=Many Farms}}
 
*Maverick
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Apache%2C+McNary|subject|disp=McNary}}
 
*Mexican Water
 
*Mexican Water Trading Post
 
*Milkwater
 
*Navajo
 
*Nazlini
 
*Northwoods
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Apache%2C+Nutrioso|subject|disp=Nutrioso}}
 
*Oak Springs
 
*Paulcell Place
 
*Pine Springs
 
*Pinta
 
*Potter Place
 
*Red Mesa
 
*Red Rock
 
*Richville
 
*Rock Point
 
*Rosebud
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough_Rock,_Arizona Rough Rock]
 
*Round Rock
 
*Salado or Slough Just south of St. Johns - no longer a separate town
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Apache%2C+Saint+Johns|subject|disp=Saint Johns }}(see also St. Johns)
 
*Saint Michaels
 
*Salado
 
*Salina
 
*Sand Springs
 
*Sanders
 
*Sawmill
 
*Sehili
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springerville,_Arizona Springerville]
 
*Steamboat
 
*Steamboat Canyon
 
*Sunrise Springs
 
*Tahchee
 
*Tanner Springs
 
*Teec Nos Pos
 
*Tes Nez Iah
 
*Three Forks
 
*Totacon
 
*Toyei
 
*Troweek
 
*Tsintaa Yiti Ii
 
*Twin Falls
 
*Upper Wheatfields
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Apache%2C+Vernon|subject|disp=Vernon}}
 
*Wheatfields
 
*White Clay
 
*Wide Ruins
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Apache%2C+Window+Rock|subject|disp=Window Rock}}
 
*Wood Springs
 
*Woodspring Trading Post
 
*Yazzi<br>
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
  
 
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]]  
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*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham, Arizona]]  
*[[Greenlee County, Arizona|Greenlee]]  
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*[[Greenlee County, Arizona|Greenlee, Arizona]]  
 
*[[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma County, Colorado]]  
 
*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma County, Colorado]]  
*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo]]  
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*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo, Arizona]]  
 
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
 
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Cemeteries  ==
  
 
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>  
 
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>  
  
==== Church  ====
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== Census  ==
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{{Census|Arizona}}
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== Church  ==
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records:&nbsp;Alpine, Amity, Cooley, Eagar, Greer, Nutrioso, Omer, St. Johns, Union and Vernon.  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records:&nbsp;Alpine, Amity, Cooley, Eagar, Greer, Nutrioso, Omer, St. Johns, Union and Vernon.  
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There is also an [http://www.co.apache.az.us/Departments/Superior/Superior.htm Apache County Superior Court Website]. The Superior Court handles all cases including general civil litigation, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, juvenile cases, divorces and criminal. <br>  
 
There is also an [http://www.co.apache.az.us/Departments/Superior/Superior.htm Apache County Superior Court Website]. The Superior Court handles all cases including general civil litigation, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, juvenile cases, divorces and criminal. <br>  
  
The Family History Library has an Index to District Court papers, Apache County, Arizona [1881-1916] Vault US/CAN Film Number {{FHL | 2310860}}
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The Family History Library has an Index to District Court papers, Apache County, Arizona [1881-1916] Vault US/CAN Film Number {{FHL | 2310860}}  
  
==== Land  ====
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== Land  ==
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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Land records from 1986 to the present are searchable online at the [http://www.co.apache.az.us/recorder/ Apache County Recorder's Office].
  
==== Maps ====
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== Local Histories ==
  
==== Military ====
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== Maps ==
  
==== Newspapers ====
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== Military ==
  
==== Probate ====
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== Newspapers ==
  
==== Taxation ====
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== Probate ==
  
==== Vital Records ====
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== Taxation ==
  
1,728 marriages from 22 May 1879 to 16 Nov 1930 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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== Vital Records  ==
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*1,728 marriages from 22 May 1879 to 16 Nov 1930 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Family History Centers  ==
 
== Family History Centers  ==
  
'''Chinle Arizona'''<br>Highway 63<br>Chinle, Apache, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-871-4605<br>  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>  
  
'''Eagar Arizona'''<br>467 N Butler<br>Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-333-4100<br>  
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[[Chinle Arizona Family History Center|'''Chinle Arizona''']]<br>Highway 63<br>Chinle, Apache, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-871-4605<br>  
  
'''St Johns Arizona'''<br>50 North 1st West<br>St Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-337-2543<br>  
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[[Eagar Arizona Family History Center|'''Eagar Arizona''']]<br>467 N Butler<br>Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-333-4100<br>
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[[St Johns Arizona Family History Center|'''St Johns Arizona''']]<br>50 North 1st West<br>St Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-337-2543<br>  
  
 
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>  
 
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
{{reflist}} {{Arizona}} {{Arizona-stub}}  
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{{reflist}} {{Arizona}}  
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{{US county navigation box
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| state = Arizona
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| seat = St. Johns
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[[St. Johns, Arizona|St. Johns]]{{·}}
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[[Window Rock, Arizona|Window Rock]]{{·}}
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[[Chinle, Arizona|Chinle]]{{·}}
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[[Eagar, Arizona|Eagar]]{{·}}
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[[Springerville, Arizona|Springerville]]
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[[Alpine, Arizona|Alpine]]{{·}}
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[[Chambers, Arizona|Chambers]]{{·}}
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[[Concho, Arizona|Concho]]{{·}}
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[[Concho Valley, Arizona|Concho Valley]]{{·}}
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[[Ganado, Arizona|Ganado]]{{·}}
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[[Greer, Arizona|Greer]]{{·}}
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[[McNary, Arizona|McNary]]{{·}}
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[[Teec Nos Pos, Arizona|Teec Nos Pos]]{{·}}
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[[Vernon, Arizona|Vernon]]
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| title4 = Communities
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| body4 = [[Allentown, Arizona|Allentown]]{{·}}
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[[Blue Gap, Arizona|Blue Gap]]{{·}}
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[[Boneyard, Arizona|Boneyard]]{{·}}
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[[Bonita Trading Post, Arizona|Bonita Trading Post]]{{·}}
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[[Burnside, Arizona|Burnside]]{{·}}
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[[Chetco, Arizona|Chetco]]{{·}}
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[[Cornfields, Arizona|Cornfields]]{{·}}
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[[Correjo Crossing, Arizona|Correjo Crossing]]{{·}}
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[[Cottonwood, Arizona|Cottonwood]]{{·}}
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[[Cove, Arizona|Cove]]{{·}}
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[[Coyote Springs, Arizona|Coyote Springs]]{{·}}
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[[Crosby Crossing, Arizona|Crosby Crossing]]{{·}}
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[[Del Muerto, Arizona|Del Muerto]]{{·}}
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[[Dennehotso, Arizona|Dennehotso]]{{·}}
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[[Diamond Fields, Arizona|Diamond Fields]]{{·}}
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[[El Tule, Arizona|El Tule]]{{·}}
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[[Emmanuel Mission, Arizona|Emmanuel Mission]]{{·}}
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[[Feaster, Arizona|Feaster]]{{·}}
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[[Flat Rock, Arizona|Flat Rock]]{{·}}
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[[Fort Defiance, Arizona|Fort Defiance]]{{·}}
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[[Green Spot, Arizona|Green Spot]]{{·}}
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[[Greer Place, Arizona|Greer Place]]{{·}}
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[[Feaster, Arizona|Feaster]]{{·}}
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[[Hawley Lake, Arizona|Hawley Lake]]{{·}}
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[[Heap Place, Arizona|Heap Place]]{{·}}
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[[Horse Mesa, Arizona|Horse Mesa]]{{·}}
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[[Houck, Arizona|Houck]]{{·}}
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[[Hunt, Arizona|Hunt]]{{·}}
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[[Hunters Point, Arizona|Hunters Point]]{{·}}
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[[Junction Overlook, Arizona|Junction Overlook]]{{·}}
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[[Kinlichee, Arizona|Kinlichee]]{{·}}
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[[Kinney Junction, Arizona|Kinney Junction]]{{·}}
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[[Klagetoh, Arizona|Klagetoh]]{{·}}
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[[Los Burros, Arizona|Los Burros]]{{·}}
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[[Lower Wheatfields, Arizona|Lower Wheatfields]]{{·}}
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[[Lukachukai, Arizona|Lukachukai]]{{·}}
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[[Lupton, Arizona|Lupton]]{{·}}
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[[Many Farms, Arizona|Many Farms]]{{·}}
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[[Maverick, Arizona|Maverick]]{{·}}
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[[Mexican Water, Arizona|Mexican Water]]{{·}}
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[[Mexican Water Trading Post, Arizona|Mexican Water Trading Post]]{{·}}
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[[Milkwater, Arizona|Milkwater]]{{·}}
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[[Navajo, Arizona|Navajo]]{{·}}
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[[Nazlini, Arizona|Nazlini]]{{·}}
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[[Northwoods, Arizona|Northwoods]]{{·}}
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[[Nazlini, Arizona|Nazlini]]{{·}}
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[[Nutrioso, Arizona|Nutrioso]]{{·}}
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[[Oak Springs, Arizona|Oak Springs]]{{·}}
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[[Paulcell Place, Arizona|Paulcell Place]]{{·}}
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[[Pine Springs, Arizona|Pine Springs]]{{·}}
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[[Pinta, Arizona|Pinta]]{{·}}
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[[Potter Place, Arizona|Potter Place]]{{·}}
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[[Red Mesa, Arizona|Red Mesa]]{{·}}
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[[Red Rock, Arizona|Red Rock]]{{·}}
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[[Richville, Arizona|Richville]]{{·}}
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[[Rock Point, Arizona|Rock Point]]{{·}}
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[[Rosebud, Arizona|Rosebud]]{{·}}
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[[Rough Rock, Arizona|Rough Rock]]{{·}}
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[[Round Rock, Arizona|Round Rock]]{{·}}
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[[Saint Michaels, Arizona|Saint Michaels]]{{·}}
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[[Salina, Arizona|Salina]]{{·}}
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[[Sand Springs, Arizona|Sand Springs]]{{·}}
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[[Sanders, Arizona|Sanders]]{{·}}
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[[Sawmill, Arizona|Sawmill]]{{·}}
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[[Sehili, Arizona|Sehili]]{{·}}
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[[Steamboat, Arizona|Steamboat]]{{·}}
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[[Steamboat Canyon, Arizona|Steamboat Canyon]]{{·}}
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[[Sunrise Springs, Arizona|Sunrise Springs]]{{·}}
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[[Tahchee, Arizona|Tahchee]]{{·}}
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[[Tanner Springs, Arizona|Tanner Springs]]{{·}}
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[[Tes Nez Lah, Arizona|Tes Nez Lah]]{{·}}
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[[Three Forks, Arizona|Three Forks]]{{·}}
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[[Totacon, Arizona|Totacon]]{{·}}
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[[Toyei, Arizona|Toyei]]{{·}}
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[[Troweek, Arizona|Troweek]]{{·}}
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[[Tsintaa Yiti Li, Arizona|Tsintaa Yiti Li]]{{·}}
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[[Twin Falls, Arizona|Twin Falls]]{{·}}
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[[Upper Wheatfields, Arizona|Upper Wheatfields]]{{·}}
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[[Wheatfields, Arizona|Wheatfields]]{{·}}
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[[White Clay, Arizona|white Clay]]{{·}}
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[[Wide Ruins, Arizona|Wide Ruins]]{{·}}
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[[Wood Springs, Arizona|Wood Springs]]{{·}}
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[[Wood Springs Trading Post, Arizona|Wood Springs Trading Post]]{{·}}
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[[Yazzi, Arizona|Yazzi]]
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| title5 = Historical<br>Communities
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| body5 =
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[[Salado, Arizona|Salado or Slough]]{{·}}
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[[Adamana, Arizona|Adamana]]
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}}
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{{Arizona-stub}}  
  
[[Category:Apache_County,_Arizona]]
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[[Category:Arizona]] [[Category:Arizona_counties]] [[Category:Apache_County,_Arizona]]

Revision as of 21:18, 15 November 2012

Apache County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Apache County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1864
County Seat St. Johns
Courthouse
Address PO Box 667

70 West 3rd South
St. Johns, Az 85936-0667
Phone: (928) 337-7555
Fax: (928) 337-7586


United States Gotoarrow.png Arizona Gotoarrow.png Apache County

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

County Courthouse

Apache County Courthouse
Clerk of The Court Apache County
P.O. Box 365
St. Johns, Arizona 85936
Phone: (928) 337-4364

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce probate and court frecords from 1879
County Recorder has land records from 1879 [1]

History

14 Feb 1879 - Apache County was created from Yavapai. County Seat: St. Johns, Arizona

Parent County

  • 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.
  • In 1821 - Mexico obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1846 - New Mexico Territory created, it included land that later would become Arizona.
  • In 1852 - New Mexico Territory created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including all the land that later became Arizona. The land covered by present-day Apache County, Arizona was once part of Taos, Rio Arriba, Santa Ana, Bernalillo, Valencia, and Socorro counties of New Mexico.[2] [3] Some records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
  • In 1863 -  Arizona Territory was created from the western half of New Mexico territory. All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.

14 February 1879: Apache County was created from Yavapai County. County seat: St. Johns [4]

Boundary Changes

29 March 1879 - Navajo County created from the western half of Apache County, leaving a total area of 11,218 square miles (29,054.5 km2).

Also see Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona showing dates the jurisdictions were created and where. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

You may wish to search for places in the Family History Library Catalog. You can search for the more general term, such as "Arizona" and then add the county and town or city, such as "Arizona, Apache, St. Johns."

A more complete list of place names with references can be found at PlaceNames.com. For a more exhaustive list of Arizona place names see Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960. WorldCat 479862

For links to the places, see the County Place Name list at the bottom of this page.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records: Alpine, Amity, Cooley, Eagar, Greer, Nutrioso, Omer, St. Johns, Union and Vernon.

Court

The general trial courts in Arizona are the county Superior Courts. The contact information for the Superior Court is as follows:

Apache County Superior Court
PO Box 667
70 West 3rd South
St. Johns, Az 85936-0667
Phone: (928) 337-7555
Fax: (928) 337-7586

There is also an Apache County Superior Court Website. The Superior Court handles all cases including general civil litigation, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, juvenile cases, divorces and criminal.

The Family History Library has an Index to District Court papers, Apache County, Arizona [1881-1916] Vault US/CAN Film Number FHL 2310860

Land

Land records from 1986 to the present are searchable online at the Apache County Recorder's Office.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Apache County Historical Society
180 W. Cleveland
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Telephone 928-337-4737
 Hours 9-5 M-F

White Mountain Historical Society
504 East Mohave St.
Springerville, AZ 85938
Hours 11-2 Thurs.-Sat., June-Aug.

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Chinle Arizona
Highway 63
Chinle, Apache, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-871-4605

Eagar Arizona
467 N Butler
Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-333-4100

St Johns Arizona
50 North 1st West
St Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-337-2543

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), Apache 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. WorldCat 50140092 FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)

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