United States Nevada Rio Arriba County
Rio Arriba and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.
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 Territory from its creation in New Mexico in 1852 until 29 December 1863 when it became part of the 2nd Judicial District of Arizona Territory. 
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 Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-98. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at (accessed 9 August 2011).
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 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).
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 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).