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Santa Cruz County has a new County Coordinator:  
Gail Meyer Kilgore

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Welcome to Santa Cruz County Arizona, part of the AZGenWeb and USGenWeb projects.

News and Recent Additions

02/04 - Death Records from Years 1915-1916
02/04 - Death Records from Years 1913-1914
02/04 - Voter Registration Records from 1904
02/04 - Residents Killed in the Korean War

Click here to access the news archives.

Santa Cruz County is located the southernmost central part of Arizona, bordering Mexico and serving as the gateway to North America. The history of the region dates back to the cultures of the Apache, Yaqui and Hohokam peoples who built their communities along the Santa Cruz River, Sonoita Creek and Harshaw Creek, whose waters flowed year round and provided ideal sites for agriculture and ranching. In the late 1600's the Spanish began to establish missions and to map the country for Spain. In 1752, after an uprising by the Pima Indians, the Spanish Crown established New Spain's northernmost outpost and Europe's first settlement in Arizona at what is now Tubac. By 1853, the Gadsden Purchase formed the southeastern corner of Arizona, then Mexico, making it part of the United States. Santa Cruz County, created in 1899 by Arizona's 20th Territorial Assembly, is named after the Santa Cruz River which was named in the late 1600s by Father Kino. Santa Cruz means Holy Cross in Spanish. Click here for more history.

Yuma County La Paz County Santa Cruz County Pima County Cochise County Graham County Greenlee County Gila County Pinal County Maricopa County Yavapai County Mohave County Coconino County Navajo County Apache County
Santa Cruz County borders the following:
Cochise County is to the northeast.
Pima County is to the Northwest.
Mexico is, of course, its southern border.
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