Arkansas County, Arkansas Genealogy

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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Arkansas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Arkansas/ Arkansas County,&nbsp;Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
 
[http://www.arcocircuitclerk.com/ Arkansas County Courthouse]<br>101 Court Square<br>DeWitt, AR 72042<br>Phone: 870.946.4349 <br><br>County Clerk has probate records from 1809 <br>and marriage records from 1838; Clerk Circuit<br>Court has land records, divorce and court records<br>from 1803 and military discharge records from 1917<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.</ref>
 
 
=== History  ===
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
'''1813--'''Arkansas County was created 31 December 1813. '''County seat:''' DeWitt. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Its existence predates the state of Akansas which was admitted to the union in 1836. Arkansas County was created from [[New Madrid County, Missouri|New Madrid County]], Missouri Territory. Arkansas County was part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] from 1813 to 1819 and part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_Territory Arkansas Territory] from 1819 to 1836.
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
See an interactive map of Arkansas County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Desha County, Arkansas|Desha]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Arkansas|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Arkansas|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Lonoke County, Arkansas|Lonoke]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Arkansas|Monroe]]
 
*[[Phillips County, Arkansas|Phillips]]
 
*[[Prairie County, Arkansas|Prairie]]
 
 
=== Resources  ===
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
1810 and 1820 are missing.
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
==== Land  ====
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
 
Civil War service men from Arkansas County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Arkansas County.
 
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Arkansas County:
 
 
*June 17, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar002.htm Saint Charles]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*January 9-11, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar006.htm Arkansas Post] also known as Fort Hindman<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 26 April 2012).</ref> <br>
 
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ar Arkansas Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes newspapers for Arkansas County.<br>
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
*'''1797-1921''' - Arkansas County Marriage Books B-S Index 1797-1921 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1882-1947''' - Arkansas County Marriage Books F-Z, A1-B1 Index 1882-1947 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
 
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
=== Townships and Cities  ===
 
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
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Revision as of 17:36, 8 May 2013

This article is about a county in eastern Arkansas. For other uses, see Arkansas (disambiguation).

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Guide to Arkansas County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Arkansas County, Arkansas
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Founded December 31, 1813
County Seat DeWitt
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Address Arkansas County Courthouse
101 Court Square
DeWitt, AR 72042
Phone: 870.946.4349
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Arkansas County Arkansas Courthouse

Arkansas County Courthouse
101 Court Square
DeWitt, AR 72042
Phone: 870.946.4349

County Clerk has probate records from 1809
and marriage records from 1838; Clerk Circuit
Court has land records, divorce and court records
from 1803 and military discharge records from 1917.[1]

Beginning Dates for Arkansas County, Arkansas Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1838

1803 1809

History

Parent County

1813--Arkansas County was created 31 December 1813. County seat: DeWitt. [2] Its existence predates the state of Akansas which was admitted to the union in 1836. Arkansas County was created from New Madrid County, Missouri Territory. Arkansas County was part of the Missouri Territory from 1813 to 1819 and part of the Arkansas Territory from 1819 to 1836.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Arkansas County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

1810 and 1820 are missing.

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Arkansas County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Arkansas County.

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Arkansas County:

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Arkansas Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes newspapers for Arkansas County.

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 26 April 2012).
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.
  6. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.