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:*1854 [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory changes counties stretching to future [[Nevada|Nevada]] from five to three.<ref>J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at {{ASUT}} (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*1854 [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory changes counties stretching to future [[Nevada|Nevada]] from five to three.<ref>J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at {{ASUT}} (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*29 December 1863 [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by Arizona Territory Organic Act from part of [[New Mexico]] Territory<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*29 December 1863 [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by Arizona Territory Organic Act from part of [[New Mexico]] Territory<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>  
:*By November 1864 [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]] was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. The [[2nd Judicial District, Arizona|2nd Judicial District]] part eventually became part of [[Nevada]]<ref name="AZ1" />  
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:*By November 1864 [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]] was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the [[2nd Judicial District, Arizona|2nd Judicial District]] eventually became part of [[Nevada]]<ref name="AZ1" />  
 
:*22 December 1865 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was created by [[Arizona]] from part of [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]]<ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*22 December 1865 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was created by [[Arizona]] from part of [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]]<ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>  
 
:*18 January 1867 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]], and [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]], Arizona Territory west of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] and west of 114° west longitude were given to [[Nevada]] by the U.S. Congress. This area became [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]], and the southern part of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties in [[Nevada]].<ref name="Pah" />
 
:*18 January 1867 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]], and [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]], Arizona Territory west of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] and west of 114° west longitude were given to [[Nevada]] by the U.S. Congress. This area became [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]], and the southern part of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties in [[Nevada]].<ref name="Pah" />

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For a map of New Mexico Territory in 1852, click here.

United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Rio Arriba County

In theory the southern tip of present-day Nevada, the northern part of Clark County and southern parts of Lincoln and Nye counties were part of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico from its creation in New Mexico in 1852 until 29 December 1863 when it became part of the 2nd Judicial District of Arizona Territory.[1]

There is little chance someone as far away as Nevada would take the trouble to go to New Mexico to conduct their county business. It is unlikely any records of people living in Nevada are actually found in Rio Arriba County records.

See also Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.

References

  1. Marion Ellison, An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861 (Reno, Nevada: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984), iv. WorldCat entry. FHL Book 979.3 R2e.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Rio Arriba County, New Mexico" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).
  3. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  4. J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/uw&CISOPTR=483&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).