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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona|Pah-Ute County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona|Pah-Ute County]]''  
  
'''Pah-Ute County''' was a former county in the northwest corner of [[Arizona]] Territory from 1865 until 1871. Part of Pah-Ute County was given by the U.S. Congress on 18 January 1867 to [[Nevada]].  
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'''Pah-Ute County''' was a former county in the northwest corner of [[Arizona]] Territory from 1865 until 1871.<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> It covered land in present day Arizona and Nevada. But Utah, Nevada, and Arizona all lay claim to the land.  
  
:*Ewell County on 8 November 1864 was created by Arizona out of the northwest part Mohave County.  
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:*22 December 1865 - Pah-Ute County was created by Arizona out of the north part [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1865, 2d assy. pp. 19-20</ref>
:*Ewell County's name 22 November 1865 was changed by Arizona to Pah-Ute County.
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:*18 January 1867 - A large portion of Pah-Ute County and a smaller portion of Mohave County was given to [[Nevada]] by the US government.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 14, ch. 73[1866]/p. 43; Sacks, 25; Van Zandt, p. 158, 165</ref> Nevada used the land to increase Lincoln County and Nye County. Utah opposed this transfer of land by creating Rio Virgin County which extended out of Utah, covering a large portion of Pah-Ute County. Arizona opposed loosing this land, twice petitioned Congress for repeal of the law. Up thru 1868, representatives from Pah-Ute county attended the Arizona legislature.  
:*A large portion of Pah-Ute County 18 January 1867 was given to Nevada.  
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:*18 February 1871 - Arizona discontinued Pah-Ute County, finally accepting the loss after exhausting all legal&nbsp;remedies. The remainder of Pah-Ute county was restored to [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1871, 6th assy. p. 87</ref>
:*Remainder of Pah-Ute County on 21 March 1895 was merged by Arizona back into Mohave County.
 
  
:*For the records, see [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave]] County
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Records of '''Pah-Ute County, Arizona''' may be found in [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizona]]. Some records may be found in [[Washington County, Utah|Washington county, Utah]] (holding records of discontinued [[Rio Virgin County, Utah|Rio Virgin County, Utah]]). Also check in [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln County, Nevada]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye County, Nevada]].
  
The 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 in [[Nevada|Nevada]]
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and maps. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located. <br>
  
== Reference ==
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== References ==
  
*Thomas Edwin Farish, ''History of Arizona'' (San Francisco, 1915)
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Pah-Ute County was a former county in the northwest corner of Arizona Territory from 1865 until 1871.[1] It covered land in present day Arizona and Nevada. But Utah, Nevada, and Arizona all lay claim to the land.

  • 22 December 1865 - Pah-Ute County was created by Arizona out of the north part Mohave County.[2]
  • 18 January 1867 - A large portion of Pah-Ute County and a smaller portion of Mohave County was given to Nevada by the US government.[3] Nevada used the land to increase Lincoln County and Nye County. Utah opposed this transfer of land by creating Rio Virgin County which extended out of Utah, covering a large portion of Pah-Ute County. Arizona opposed loosing this land, twice petitioned Congress for repeal of the law. Up thru 1868, representatives from Pah-Ute county attended the Arizona legislature.
  • 18 February 1871 - Arizona discontinued Pah-Ute County, finally accepting the loss after exhausting all legal remedies. The remainder of Pah-Ute county was restored to Mohave County.[4]

Records of Pah-Ute County, Arizona may be found in Mohave County, Arizona. Some records may be found in Washington county, Utah (holding records of discontinued Rio Virgin County, Utah). Also check in Lincoln County, Nevada and Nye County, Nevada.

See also Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona showing dates the jurisdictions were created and maps. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.

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. Arizona Territorial Laws 1865, 2d assy. pp. 19-20
  3. U.S. Stat., vol. 14, ch. 73[1866]/p. 43; Sacks, 25; Van Zandt, p. 158, 165
  4. Arizona Territorial Laws 1871, 6th assy. p. 87


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