Kingman County was organized on February 27, 1874. The methods by which it was accomplished are not recorded, but it is a well-known fact that when the organization took place there were not 20 bona fide settlers in the county. Governor Thomas A. Osborn appointed J. Harmony as County Clerk; J.K. Fical, J.M. Jordan and G.W. Lacy as County Commissioners to fill those offices temporarily, and designated Kingman as the temporary county seat.
The Kingman Recreation Commission is here to provide recreational and leisure time activities for the patrons of Kingman and Surrounding counties.
The Kingman Theatre is one of the earliest Boller Brother designed theaters, completed in 1920 as a silent movie/vaudeville house. It opened as the Meade Theatre. The theatre had some unique features including a clear span balcony all in wood without any center supports. There are no steel beams and you can feel a slight bounce when you walk around on it.