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'''Rio Virgin County, Utah Territory''' (or Rio Virgen) was created by the [[Utah]] legislature on 18 February 1869<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 687. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D274 2002}}.</ref> <ref name="CCFU">"Chart of County Formation in Utah" in ''Division of Archives and Records Service'' at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).</ref> from part of [[Washington County, Utah|Washington County]]. This was in response to the US federal government on 18 January 1867, moving the western boundary of Utah territory east, giving that land to [[Nevada]]. But when all legal recourse had been exhasted, Utah accepted the change and discontinued Rio Virgin County on 16 February 1872.<ref name="CCFU" />  
 
'''Rio Virgin County, Utah Territory''' (or Rio Virgen) was created by the [[Utah]] legislature on 18 February 1869<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 687. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D274 2002}}.</ref> <ref name="CCFU">"Chart of County Formation in Utah" in ''Division of Archives and Records Service'' at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).</ref> from part of [[Washington County, Utah|Washington County]]. This was in response to the US federal government on 18 January 1867, moving the western boundary of Utah territory east, giving that land to [[Nevada]]. But when all legal recourse had been exhasted, Utah accepted the change and discontinued Rio Virgin County on 16 February 1872.<ref name="CCFU" />  
  
Rio Virgin County was created to serve the residents of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesquite,_Nevada Mesquite] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunkerville,_Nevada Bunkerville] which the legislature wanted to keep in [[Utah]], resisting the transfer to [[Nevada]]. The US federal government conducted a survey, which showed the land in Rio Virgin County was mostly in present-day Nevada and a little in [[Arizona]] Territory.<ref name="AU">Deon C. Greer, ''Atlas of Utah'' (Ogden, Utah: Utah State College, 1981), 162 and 164. {{WorldCat|7463447|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|96665|item|disp=FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a}}.</ref> When the county was dissolved, the tiny sliver actually in Utah was restored to [[Washington County, Utah|Washington County]].<ref>Greer, 162</ref>  
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Rio Virgin County was created to serve the residents of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesquite,_Nevada Mesquite] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunkerville,_Nevada Bunkerville] which the legislature wanted to keep in [[Utah]], resisting the transfer to [[Nevada]]. The US federal government surveyed the land, which showed '''Rio Virgin County''' was mostly in present-day Nevada and a little in [[Arizona]] Territory.<ref name="AU">Deon C. Greer, ''Atlas of Utah'' (Ogden, Utah: Utah State College, 1981), 162 and 164. {{WorldCat|7463447|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|96665|item|disp=FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a}}.</ref> When the county was dissolved, the tiny sliver actually in Utah was restored to [[Washington County, Utah|Washington County]].<ref>Greer, 162</ref>  
  
Some records for the short-lived '''Rio Virgin County''', Utah Territory may have been transferred to, or may have been re-recorded in the new counties formed where Rio Virgin County had been:
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Some records for the short-lived '''Rio Virgin County''', Utah Territory may have been transferred to, or may have been re-recorded in these new counties formed where Rio Virgin County had been:  
  
 
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:*[[Mohave County, Arizona]] (before 18 February 1871 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona]])  
 
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For records of '''Rio Virgin County''' see also:  
 
For records of '''Rio Virgin County''' see also:  
  

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Rio Virgin County, Utah Territory (or Rio Virgen) was created by the Utah legislature on 18 February 1869[1] [2] from part of Washington County. This was in response to the US federal government on 18 January 1867, moving the western boundary of Utah territory east, giving that land to Nevada. But when all legal recourse had been exhasted, Utah accepted the change and discontinued Rio Virgin County on 16 February 1872.[2]

Rio Virgin County was created to serve the residents of Mesquite and Bunkerville which the legislature wanted to keep in Utah, resisting the transfer to Nevada. The US federal government surveyed the land, which showed Rio Virgin County was mostly in present-day Nevada and a little in Arizona Territory.[3] When the county was dissolved, the tiny sliver actually in Utah was restored to Washington County.[4]

Some records for the short-lived Rio Virgin County, Utah Territory may have been transferred to, or may have been re-recorded in these new counties formed where Rio Virgin County had been:

For records of Rio Virgin County see also:

  • Utah State Archives may have a few records from the Utah Territory's Rio Virgin County courts and deeds.

Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Rio Virgin County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 687. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 973 D274 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Chart of County Formation in Utah" in Division of Archives and Records Service at http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/county-formation.htm (accessed 11 August 2011).
  3. Deon C. Greer, Atlas of Utah (Ogden, Utah: Utah State College, 1981), 162 and 164. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Q Book 979.2 E7a.
  4. Greer, 162