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

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Chicot County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Founded October 25, 1823
County Seat lake Village
Address Chicot County Courthouse
108 Main Street
Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: 870.265.8000
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County Courthouse

Chicot County Courthouse
108 Main Street
Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: 870.265.8000

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1839. Clerk Circuit Court has court records Court has court records from 1824, along with land and divorce records.[1]

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




Parent County

  • 1823--Chicot County was created 25 October 1823 from Arkansas County. County seat: Lake Village [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Chicot County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Variant Spellings

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records



Church Records



Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

See also Towns and Townships to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.



Civil War

Men from this county served in the 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Calvary (Union)[3] and the 1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)[4]

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Chicot County.

  • June 6, 1864 = Old River Lake, also known as Ditch Bayou, Lake Chicot, Lake Village, Furlough, Fish Bayou, or Grand Lake[5]
  • Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.



Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Chicot County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records


Vital Records

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers



  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. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1987), pp. 33-92 FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  4. Desmond Walls Allen, First Arkansas Confederate Mounted Rifles, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1988), p. 2 FHL book 976.7 M2a
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August, 2012)
  6. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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