The county seat of Gila County, Arizona, is Globe
. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 49,051, an increase of 8,835 over the 1990 census.
Gila County was created in 1881 from portions of Maricopa and Pinal Counties, and later included part of Yavapai County. The county covers 4,752 square miles and is a source of great mineral wealth. Silver first attracted people to this area in the late 19th century.
The U.S. Forest Service owns 56 percent of the land in Gila County. Thirty-seven percent belongs to the Apache Indian Reservation. Individuals and corporations own 3 percent of the land, while the U.S. Bureau of Land Management owns 2 percent.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
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