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Arizona County

Arizona County

Created 1860 by an Act of Legislature of New Mexico, of which the present state was then a part.  Act reads:  "All that part of the Territory of New Mexico situated west of a line running due north and south from northern to southern boundary line of Dona Ana county, through a point one mile distant easterly from what is called the Overland Stage Mail Station, to the Apache Caves, shall be and hereby is, created into a county to be called and known as the county of Arizona."  Northern line was apparently the Gila river.  Tubac was the county seat; population 2,697.  An Act of July 8, 1861, changed the county seat to Tucson.

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