Mohave County, Nevada Genealogy
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.   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:
- Nevada State Library.
- 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:
- 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).
- John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 76-92. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k