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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Valencia_County,_Nevada|Valencia County]]'' <br><br>[[Image:{{NMVale1852}}]]In theory the far southern tip of present-day [[Nevada]], that is the south part of [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]] was part of [[Valencia County, New Mexico]] from its creation in [[New Mexico]] Territory in 1852 until about 1854 when the northwestern part of Valencia County was absorbed by [[Bernalillo County, Nevada|Bernalillo County]].<ref>Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.</ref> <ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-98. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Valencia_County,_Nevada|Valencia County]]'' <br><br>[[Image:{{NMVale1852}}]]In theory the far southern tip of present-day [[Nevada]], that is the south part of [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]] was part of [[Valencia County, New Mexico]] from its creation in [[New Mexico]] Territory in 1852 until about 1854 when the northwestern part of Valencia County was absorbed by [[Bernalillo County, Nevada|Bernalillo County]].<ref>Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.</ref> <ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-98. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref>  
  
:*1852 [[Valencia County, New Mexico]] Territory created as an original county from an old Mexican ''partido''. In theory it extended west to the [[California]] border including parts of [[Arizona]] and later [[Nevada]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Valencia County, New Mexico" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valencia_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref><ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
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*1852 [[Valencia County, New Mexico]] Territory created as an original county from an old Mexican ''partido''. In theory it extended west to the [[California]] border including parts of [[Arizona]] and later [[Nevada]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Valencia County, New Mexico" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valencia_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref><ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
:*1854 [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo County]] absorbed the northwestern part of [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory (later Arizona and Nevada).<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><ref>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|11029859|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|382092|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 R2e}}.</ref>  
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*1854 [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo County]] absorbed the northwestern part of [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory (later Arizona and Nevada).<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><ref>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|11029859|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|382092|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 R2e}}.</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>  
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*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. A part of the former [[2nd Judicial District, Arizona|2nd Judicial District]] 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 former [[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>  
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*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" />
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*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" />
  
 
There is little chance someone as far away as [[Nevada]] would take the trouble to go to [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] to conduct their county business. It is unlikely any records of people living in [[Nevada]] are actually found in [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia County]] records.  
 
There is little chance someone as far away as [[Nevada]] would take the trouble to go to [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] to conduct their county business. It is unlikely any records of people living in [[Nevada]] are actually found in [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia County]] records.  

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United States Gotoarrow.png Nevada Gotoarrow.png Valencia County

Valencia and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.
In theory the far southern tip of present-day Nevada, that is the south part of Clark County was part of Valencia County, New Mexico from its creation in New Mexico Territory in 1852 until about 1854 when the northwestern part of Valencia County was absorbed by Bernalillo County.[1] [2]

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 Valencia County records.

See also Valencia County, Arizona.

References

  1. Compare 1852 and 1854 maps.
  2. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-98. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Valencia County, New Mexico" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valencia_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. 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).
  6. 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. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 R2e.
  7. 7.0 7.1 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).
  8. 8.0 8.1 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).