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{{Arizona-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Arizona|Arizona]] > Gila County'' [[Image:Az-gila.png|thumb|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gila_County,_Arizona|Gila County]]''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Gila County
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| county_map = Az-gila.png
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| state = Arizona
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| state_map = Arizona.png
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| founded year = 1881
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| founded date = February 8
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| seat wl = Globe
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| building address = 1400 E. Ash Street<br>
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Globe, AZ 85501<br>
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928-425-3231
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Gila County is located northeast of Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.&nbsp; It contains some of the early settlements in Arizona going back to the 1870s.
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{{Wikipedia|Gila County, Arizona}}
  
Globe is named for a large silver nugget that was the size of a schoolhouse globe, and is known historically for silver mining although copper smelting is done nearby in Miami only a few miles away.  
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== County Courthouse&nbsp;  ==
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[http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/index.html Gila County Courthouse]<br>1400 East Ash Street <br>Globe, AZ 85501-1414 <br>Phone: 520-425-3231 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gila County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1881<br>divorce, probate and court records from&nbsp;1914<br>County Recorder has land records
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Gila County is located northeast of Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.&nbsp; It contains some of the early settlements in Arizona going back to the 1870s. Gila County is named for the Gila River that flows through portions of the southern part of the county.&nbsp;<ref>See Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960, p. 94. {{WorldCat|479862}}</ref>
  
 
Payson is the largest town today, its name came from a situation where the town needed a post office and a congressman was reported to have said that if they named the town Payson they would get a post office. The second town that took up the dare was Payson, Utah.  
 
Payson is the largest town today, its name came from a situation where the town needed a post office and a congressman was reported to have said that if they named the town Payson they would get a post office. The second town that took up the dare was Payson, Utah.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1881--'''Gila County was created 8 February 1881&nbsp;from [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]] and [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Globe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 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 was setup, 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 became Arizona. Land in present-day Gila County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] county 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 the Socorro County, New Mexico courthouse.
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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.
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8 February '''1881''' - Gila County was created &nbsp;from [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]] and [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal]] Counties.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1881, 11th assy. pp. 14-17</ref>&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Globe <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*12 Mar 1885 Gila County exchanged property with adjacent Graham County.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1885, 13th assy. p. 215</ref>
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*21 Mar 1889 Gila County added a portion of Yavapai County.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1889, 15th assy. pp. 49-52</ref>
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*19 Mar 1891 Gila County gained additional land from Yavapai County.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1891, 16th assy. pp. 102-103</ref> <ref>[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/AZ_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, The Newberry Library, Chicago]. Viewed on 11 November 2011.</ref>
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See also [[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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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino]]  
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*[[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino, Arizona]]  
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]]  
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*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham, Arizona]]  
*[[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]]  
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*[[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa, Arizona]]  
*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo]]  
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*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo, Arizona]]  
*[[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal]]  
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*[[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal, Arizona]]  
*[[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]]
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*[[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai, Arizona]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
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[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=4 Cemeteries in Gila County] at Arizona Gravestones<br>
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=5&CScnty=171 Cemeteries in Gila County] at Fina A Grave
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160258 Mountain View Cemetery] in Winkelman AZ at BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
  
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=4 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>
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{{Census|Arizona}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Many early marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*Many early marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/az/gila/webbbs_config.pl Gila County, Arizona Obituary and Death Notices Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. This collection is from Various Funeral Homes in the Payson, Globe, Miami, Winkelman, Hayden, and Dudleyville areas.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/az/gila/webbbs_config.pl Gila County, Arizona Obituary and Death Notices Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. This collection is from Various Funeral Homes in the Payson, Globe, Miami, Winkelman, Hayden, and Dudleyville areas.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''Arizona Cornish Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1<br>Claypool, Arizona 85532<br>Contact: Mrs Linda Carnahan<br>Telephone: 925-473-2071<br>E-Mail: lyddy@cableone.net<br>
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'''Arizona Cornish Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1<br>Claypool, Arizona 85532<br>Contact: Mrs Linda Carnahan<br>Telephone: 925-473-2071<br>E-Mail: lyddy@cableone.net<br>  
  
 
[http://www.rimcountrymuseums.com/ Northern Gila County Historical Society]<br>PO Box 2532<br>Payson, AZ 85547<br>Telephone 928-474-3483  
 
[http://www.rimcountrymuseums.com/ Northern Gila County Historical Society]<br>PO Box 2532<br>Payson, AZ 85547<br>Telephone 928-474-3483  
  
'''Gila County Historical Society '''<br>1330 N. Broad St.<br>Globe, AZ 85502 <br>Telephone 928-425-7385 <br>Hours 10-4 M-F; 11-3 Sat.<br><br>
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'''Gila County Historical Society '''<br>1330 N. Broad St.<br>Globe, AZ 85502 <br>Telephone 928-425-7385 <br>Hours 10-4 M-F; 11-3 Sat.<br><br>  
  
 
== Family History Centers  ==
 
== Family History Centers  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers Introduction to Family History Centers<br>][[Globe Arizona Family History Center|Globe Arizona Family History Center]]  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>[[Globe Arizona Family History Center|<br>]]  
  
 
[[Globe Arizona Family History Center|'''Globe Arizona''']]<br>1701 Ensign St<br>Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-425-9570<br>  
 
[[Globe Arizona Family History Center|'''Globe Arizona''']]<br>1701 Ensign St<br>Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-425-9570<br>  
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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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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://azgenweb.org/gila/ Gila County AZGenWeb]. Has info on Cemeteries, Funeral Homes, Military, Vitals, Towns, Schools, Obituaries, Newspapers, Misc., Marriages, &amp; Death.  
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Gila|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Gila|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Gila/ Gila County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Gila/ Gila County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Gila County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Gila County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 8, 1881
County Seat Globe
Courthouse
Address 1400 E. Ash Street

Globe, AZ 85501
928-425-3231


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

County Courthouse 

Gila County Courthouse
1400 East Ash Street
Globe, AZ 85501-1414
Phone: 520-425-3231 [1]

County Clerk has marriage records from 1881
divorce, probate and court records from 1914
County Recorder has land records

Gila County is located northeast of Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.  It contains some of the early settlements in Arizona going back to the 1870s. Gila County is named for the Gila River that flows through portions of the southern part of the county. [2]

Payson is the largest town today, its name came from a situation where the town needed a post office and a congressman was reported to have said that if they named the town Payson they would get a post office. The second town that took up the dare was Payson, Utah.

Other towns include Pine, Roosevelt, and Claypool. Defunct localities include 'Motel Point' where a motel once stood just yards northeast of the present-day Roosevelt Dam.

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 was setup, 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 became Arizona. Land in present-day Gila County, Arizona was once part of Socorro county of New Mexico.[3] [4] Some records during this period may have been sent to the Socorro County, New Mexico courthouse.
  • 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.

8 February 1881 - Gila County was created  from Maricopa and Pinal Counties.[5]  County seat: Globe [6]

Boundary Changes

  • 12 Mar 1885 Gila County exchanged property with adjacent Graham County.[7]
  • 21 Mar 1889 Gila County added a portion of Yavapai County.[8]
  • 19 Mar 1891 Gila County gained additional land from Yavapai County.[9] [10]

See also 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

Aztec Lodge Coffeepot Grapevine Payson Seneca
Bear Canyon Junction Coolidge Dam Hayden Peridot Spurlock
Bellevue Copper Hill Inspiration Pinal Star Valley
Burch Cutter Jakes Corner Pine Strawberry
Canyon Day Dagger Kohls Ranch Punkin Center Sun Valley
Carrizo Dehorn Little Acres Radium Tonto Basin
Cedar Creek Fort Apache Junction Lower Miami Rocky Junction Tonto Village
Central Heights Fort McDonald McMillianville Roosevelt Top-of-the-world
Christmas Gallups Miami Rose Creek Lodge Washington
Christopher Creek Gisela Miami Gardens Rye Willow
Chrysotile Globe Midland City San Carlos Winkelman
Claypool Government Hill Mountain Meadow Sawmill Young
















Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Gila County at Arizona Gravestones

Cemeteries in Gila County at Fina A Grave

Individual cemeteries:

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records: Globe, Hayden, Miami, Nephi and Pine.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Arizona Cornish Society
P.O. Box 1
Claypool, Arizona 85532
Contact: Mrs Linda Carnahan
Telephone: 925-473-2071
E-Mail: lyddy@cableone.net

Northern Gila County Historical Society
PO Box 2532
Payson, AZ 85547
Telephone 928-474-3483

Gila County Historical Society
1330 N. Broad St.
Globe, AZ 85502
Telephone 928-425-7385
Hours 10-4 M-F; 11-3 Sat.

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Globe Arizona
1701 Ensign St
Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-425-9570

Payson Arizona
913 N Ponderosa St
Payson, Gila, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-468-0249

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), Gila County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. See Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960, p. 94. WorldCat 479862
  3. 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.
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. Arizona Territorial Laws 1881, 11th assy. pp. 14-17
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Arizona Territorial Laws 1885, 13th assy. p. 215
  8. Arizona Territorial Laws 1889, 15th assy. pp. 49-52
  9. Arizona Territorial Laws 1891, 16th assy. pp. 102-103
  10. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, The Newberry Library, Chicago. Viewed on 11 November 2011.
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