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Yavapai County, Arizona (Map It) was created on December 21, 1864 and was one of the original 4 counties. Yavapai county was named after the Yavapai Native American people, who are from central Arizona. Learn More About State of Arizona History
Yavapai County Cities and Towns include Cottonwood, Peoria, Prescott, Sedona, Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Clarkdale, Dewey-Humboldt, Jerome, Prescott Valley. Unincorporated Communities located in the county include Bumble Bee, Cherry, Cleator, Clemenceau, Cordes, Crown King, Drake, Iron Springs, Kirkland, Skull Valley, Tip Top.
A Map of Yavapai County, Arizona contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Yavapai County, Arizona Courthouse Records
Yavapai County, AZ Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Yavapai county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Yavapai County Clerk of Superior Court has Marriage and Divorce Records from 1865, has Probate Records from 1864 and has Court Records from 1865. The Clerk's office is responsible for all Superior Court action in Adoptions, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Tax matters.
- Yavapai County Recorder has Land Records from 1864. The County Recorder's Office creates public records, maintain said records to archival standards, and provide convenient access to these records for public viewing.
- Yavapai County Treasurer collects all real and personal property taxes for the state, county and incorporated cities and towns, school districts, and then distributes them to the various jurisdictions.
Yavapai County, Arizona Census Records
- Learn More: State of Arizona Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1864-1882, Late 1800s, Voter Registrations, 1866-1955
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Yavapai County, Arizona Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Arizona Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1909 to present,
- Marriage and Divorce Records: None. See the County Clerk of the Superior Court.
- Locations: Arizona Office of Vital Statistics, 1818 West Adams, PO Box 3887, Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887; (602) 364-1300, Fax: (602) 249-3040
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate and Death Certificate Applications.
Yavapai County, Arizona Resources
- State of Arizona Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Arizona
- Camp Verde Historical Society
- Clemenceau Heritage Museum
- Jerome Historical Society
- Northern Arizona Genealogical Society
- Sedona Genealogy Club
- Sharlot Hall Museum
- Yavapai County Library District
- Yavapai Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 61, Prescott, 86302
- Yavapai County, Arizona Message Boards
- Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy Forum
- Yavapai County, Arizona Mailing lists