Mohave County Archive
Native American Genealogy
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My name is Colleen and I am the Mohave County Coordinator. If you have information that you would like to submit, please email me or if you have any questions. I do not live in Arizona but will try to help out the best I can by providing information and adding new information as it becomes available. If you are looking for another county in Arizona, please visit the AZGenWeb County List. Or if you would like to research another state, please visit The USGenWeb Project and choose a state on the left hand side of your browser. This website is part of the AZGenWeb and the USGenWeb Projects.
Brief History of Mohave County
below information was transcribed & submitted by Mary Elizabeth
"Beth" Vender Fay (4 Mar 1970 - 12 Jan 2003), past Mohave County
Mohave County was one of the original
four Arizona counties created by the First Territorial Legislature in
1864. The northern border of the county was 37 degrees north latitude
and the southern boundary was the Bill Williams River. The western
border was the state of California and the eastern border was
approximately 113 degrees, 20 minutes west longitude. The Second
Territorial Legislature in 1865 created Pah-Ute county out of northern
Mohave due to the increased number of farmers in the Virgin and Muddy
River valleys. However, in May 1866, Congress transferred most of
Pah-Ute and part of Mohave County (everything west of the Colorado
River and 114 degrees west longitude) to the State of Nevada. Arizona
Territory objected to the loss and did not accept it until 1871. At
this time they merged Pah-Ute back into Mohave. The final change of
Mohave's borders occurred in 1883 when the Twelfth Legislature
transferred the part of Yavapai County north of the Colorado River and
west of Kanab Wash to Mohave County. This portion is part of the
'Arizona Strip' which Utah had unsuccessfully attempted to annex in
1865. Callville and St. Thomas (both now in Nevada) served as county
seats for Pah-Ute County. Mohave City, Hardyville, Cerbat, and Mineral
Park all served as county seats for Mohave until 1887 when the seat was
permanently given to Kingman in a general election.
Mohave County Coordinator - Colleen Pustola
AZGenWeb State Coordinator - Gail Kilgore
AZGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator - Colleen Pustola
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