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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Gila/ Gila County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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Revision as of 06:52, 7 January 2011

Template:Arizona-stubUnited States > Arizona > Gila County
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County Courthouse

History

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.

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.

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

1881--Gila County was created 8 February 1881 from Maricopa and Pinal Counties.  County seat: Globe [1]

Boundary Changes

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

Church

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

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

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

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).