Arizona: Digitized County Histories

Arizona is a state that has had few county histories written and, of those that exist, the majority are still under copyright. However, there are a good number of states histories that include county histories.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

ARIZONA

STATEArizona as it is: or The coming country, Hiram C. Hodge, Hurd & Houghton, New York, 1877.
STATEThe Arizona story, Joseph Miller, Hastings House, New York, c1952. [FamilySearch Film 934829, Item 5]
STATEThe hand-book to Arizona: its resources, history, towns, mines, ruins and scenery, Richard J. Hinton, Payot, Upham & Company, San Francisco, 1878.
STATEA historical and biographical record of the territory of Arizona, McFarland & Poole, Chicago, 1896.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 1, Ward R. Adams & Richard E. Sloan, Record Publishing Company, Phoenix, 1930.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 2, Ward R. Adams & Richard E. Sloan, Record Publishing Company, Phoenix, 1930.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 3, Ward R. Adams & Richard E. Sloan, Record Publishing Company, Phoenix, 1930.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 4, Ward R. Adams & Richard E. Sloan, Record Publishing Company, Phoenix, 1930.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 1, Thomas Edwin Farish, Phoenix, Arizona, 1915.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 2, Thomas Edwin Farish, Phoenix, Arizona, 1915.
STATE History of Arizona, Volume 3, Thomas Edwin Farish, Phoenix, Arizona, 1916.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 4, Thomas Edwin Farish, Phoenix, Arizona, 1916.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 5, Thomas Edwin Farish, Phoenix, Arizona, 1918.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 6, Thomas Edwin Farish, Phoenix, Arizona, 1918.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 7, Thomas Edwin Farish, Phoenix, Arizona, 1918.
STATEHistory of Arizona, Volume 8, Thomas Edwin Farish, Phoenix, Arizona, 1918.
STATEFarish Arizona History Combined Index, Thomas Edwin Farish, Phoenix, 1920.
STATEMen and women of Arizona, past and present, Rufus Kay Wyllys, Pioneer Publishing Company, Phoenix, Arizona, 1940.
STATEPortrait and biographical record of Arizona : commemorating the achievements of citizens who have contributed to the progress of Arizona and the development of its resources, Chapman Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1901.
STATEThe resources of Arizona: Its mineral, farming, grazing and timber lands ; its history, climate, productions, civil and military government, pre-historic ruins, early missionaries, Indian tribes, pioneer days, etc., Patrick Hamilton, A.L. Bancroft & Company, San Francisco, 1884.
STATETerritory of Arizona, Joseph Fish, 1906.

APACHEThe first 100 years, St. Johns Arizona Stake, Wilford J. Shumway, St. Johns, Arizona, c1987.
APACHELest ye forget, Esther Wiltbank & Zola Whiting, Apache County Centennial Committee, 1980.
COCHISEThey plowed up hell in old Cochise: a blazing saga of Cochise County, Arizona, America’s last frontier, Paul Franke, Douglas Climate Club, Douglas, Arizona, 1950.
COCONINONONE
GILAPrehistoric and historic Gila County, Arizona, Dan Rose, Republic and Gazette Printery, Phoenix, c1935.
GRAHAM – Graham County: rich in heritage – unlimited in future, William Ryder Ridgway & Tom Shiya, Guardian Farmer, Safford, Arizona, 1956.
GRAHAMLest we forget, Part 1, Otto M. Marshall, The Arizona Bulletin, n.d.
GRAHAMLest we forget, Part 2, Otto M. Marshall, The Arizona Bulletin, n.d.
GRAHAMPioneer town: Pima centennial history, Eastern Arizona Museum and Historical Society, 1979.
GRAHAMMt. Graham profiles, Part 1, William Ryder Ridgway, Newsfoto Publishing, 1977.
GRAHAMMt. Graham profiles, Part 2, William Ryder Ridgway, Newsfoto Publishing, 1977.
GREENLEEGreenlee County, the wonderland of Arizona, Rush & Rush, Phoenix, 1922.
LA PAZNONE
MARICOPANONE
MOHAVENONE
NAVAJOSurname index for pioneer women of Navajo County, Roberta Flake Clayton, Mesa Regional Family History Center, n.d.
PIMANONE
PINAL NONE
SANTA CRUZHistorical Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Hanson Ray Sisk, Jacob Isaacson & Peter Kitchen, Nogales, Arizona?, 1954.
YAVAPAIPioneer stories of Arizona’s Verde Valley, Edward Hadduck Peplow, Verde Valley Pioneers Association, 1933 & 1954.
YUMA Statistical Information Relating to the Mohawk Valley of Arizona, Frank V. McDonald, Lehmaier & Brothers Printing, New York, 1892.

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