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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mohave_County,_Nevada|Mohave County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mohave_County,_Nevada|Mohave County]]''  
  
'''Mohave County''' still is a county in the northwest corner of [[Arizona]]. It was formed by the Arizona legislature in 1864 from part of the 2nd Judicial District. Part of Mohave County at first included the land west of the Colorado River that now makes up southern Nevada mostly in Clark County.  
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'''Mohave County''' is a county of [[Arizona]] from 1864 to the present day. Mohave county was never a county of Nevada, however it covered land west of the Colorado River that later became part of Nevada.<br>
  
On 22 December 1865 the Arizona legislature carved Pah-Ute County out of the northwest side Mohave County. The part of Pah-Ute County south of the 37° north latitude and west of 114° west longitude down to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] was given by the U.S. Congress on 18 January 1867 to [[Nevada]].<ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contributors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia:the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 9 August 2010).</ref> <ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 76-92. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref> The former Mohave County and former Pah-Ute County land in [[Nevada]] was used to form [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]], and the southern parts of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties.  
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*1864 - Mohave County was created from the 2nd Judicial District of Arizona.<br>
 
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*22 December 1865 - Pah-Ute County was created by Arizona out of the northwest part [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]].  
:*Mohave County was created in 1864 from the 2nd Judicial District of Arizona
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*5 May 1866 - the part of Arizona south of the 37° north latitude and west of 114° west longitude down to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] was given to [[Nevada]] by the United States. <ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contributors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia:the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 9 August 2010).</ref> <ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 76-92. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref> All previous counties were discontinued and Nevada added the land to the southern parts of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties.<br>
:*Pah-Ute County on 22 December 1865 was created by Arizona out of the northwest part [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]].  
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*Arizona opposed this loss of land and twice patitioned the US congress to reverse the law. <br>
:*A large portion of Pah-Ute County 18 January 1867 was given to southern [[Nevada]].  
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*18 February 1871&nbsp;- Arizona discontinued Pah-Ute county. Finally accepting the loss of land to Nevada. The remainder of Pah-Ute County actually in Arizona was restored to Mohave county.<br>
:*The remainder of Pah-Ute County on 18 February 1871 was restored to [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]] by Arizona.
 
 
 
For records of the old '''Mohave County''' in what is present-day Nevada, see:
 
  
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For records of '''Mohave County''' in what is present-day Nevada, see:
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:*[[Mohave County, Arizona]] (holding records of [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County, Arizona]])
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:*[[Washington County, Utah|Washington County, Utah]] (holding records of [[Rio Virgin County, Utah|Rio Virgin County, Utah]])
 
:*[[Nevada Archives and Libraries|Nevada State Library]].  
 
:*[[Nevada Archives and Libraries|Nevada State Library]].  
 
:*[[Arizona Archives and Libraries|Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records]] ''may'' have a few records from the Arizona Territory Pah-Ute County courts and deeds.
 
:*[[Arizona Archives and Libraries|Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records]] ''may'' have a few records from the Arizona Territory Pah-Ute County courts and deeds.
  
:Some records for old Mohave County, Arizona Territory ''may'' have been transferred to, or ''may'' have been re-recorded in the new counties formed from the old Mohave/Pah-Ute County. See also:
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Some records for Mohave County/Pah-Ute County in Arizona Territory ''may'' have been transferred to, or ''may'' have been re-recorded in the new Nevada counties.  
:*[[Clark County, Nevada]]  
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:*[[Lincoln County, Nevada]]
 
:*[[Nye County, Nevada]]  
 
:*[[Nye County, Nevada]]  
:*[[Lincoln County, Nevada]]
 
 
::*[[Mohave County, Arizona]]
 
 
For records of the old '''Mohave County''' in what is present-day Arizona, see:
 
 
:*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizona]]
 
  
 
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Mohave County is a county of Arizona from 1864 to the present day. Mohave county was never a county of Nevada, however it covered land west of the Colorado River that later became part of Nevada.

  • 1864 - Mohave County was created from the 2nd Judicial District of Arizona.
  • 22 December 1865 - Pah-Ute County was created by Arizona out of the northwest part Mohave County.
  • 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 opposed this loss of land and twice patitioned the US congress to reverse the law.
  • 18 February 1871 - Arizona discontinued Pah-Ute county. Finally accepting the loss of land to Nevada. The remainder of Pah-Ute County actually in Arizona was restored to Mohave county.

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

Some records for Mohave County/Pah-Ute County in Arizona Territory may have been transferred to, or may have been re-recorded in the new Nevada counties.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in Wikipedia:the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 9 August 2010).
  2. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 76-92. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k