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Cochise County, Arizona (Map It) was created on January 3, 1881 from Pima County. Cochise county was named in honor of Cochise, the Apache Native American leader. Learn More About State of Arizona History
Cochise County is bordered by Santa Cruz County (southwest), Pima County (west), Graham County (north), Greenlee County (northeast), Hidalgo County, New Mexico (east), Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico (south), Cananea, Sonora, Mexico (south), Naco, Sonora, Mexico (south), Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (south).
Cochise County Cities and Towns include Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Willcox , Huachuca City. Unincorporated Communities located in the county include Elfrida, Hereford.
A Map of Cochise County, Arizona contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Cochise County, Arizona Courthouse Records
Cochise 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 Cochise 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.
- Cochise County Clerk of Superior Court has Marriage and Divorce Records from 1881, has Probate Records from 1880 and has Court Records from 1881. The Clerk's office is responsible for all Superior Court action in Adoptions, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Tax matters.
- Cochise County Recorder has Land Records from 1866. The County Recorder's Office creates public records, maintain said records to archival standards, and provide convenient access to these records for public viewing.
- Cochise 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.
Cochise County, Arizona Census Records
- Learn More: State of Arizona Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: Late 1800s, Voter Registrations, 1866-1955
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Cochise 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 or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate and Death Certificate Applications.
Cochise County, Arizona Resources
- State of Arizona Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Arizona
- Cochise Genealogical Society
- Cochise County Historical Society
- Douglas Historical Society
- Sierra Vista Genealogical Society
- Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society
- Cochise County, Arizona Message Boards
- Cochise County, Arizona Genealogy Forum
- Cochise County, Arizona Mailing lists