Mohave County, Nevada Genealogy
Mohave County still is a county in the northwest corner of Arizona. It was formed by the Arizona legislature in 1864 from 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.
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 Colorado River was given by the U.S. Congress on 18 January 1867 to Nevada. The former Mohave County and former Pah-Ute County land in Nevada was used to form Clark County, and the southern parts of Lincoln and Nye counties.
- Mohave County was created in 1864 from the 2nd Judicial District of Arizona
- Pah-Ute County on 22 December 1865 was created by Arizona out of the northwest part Mohave County.
- A large portion of Pah-Ute County 18 January 1867 was given to southern Nevada.
- The remainder of Pah-Ute County on 18 February 1871 was restored to Mohave County by Arizona.
For records of the old Mohave County in what is present-day Nevada, see:
- Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records.
- Utah State Archives may have a few records from the Utah Territory Washington 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:
For records of the old Mohave County in what is present-day Arizona, see:
- 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).