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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Crawford County Courthouse<br> 300 Main Street<br> Van Buren, AR 72956<br> Phone: 501.474.1312 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1877; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has court and land records from 1877 <br>and divorce records
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[http://www.crawford-county.org/ Crawford County Courthouse]<br>300 Main Street<br>Van Buren, AR 72956<br>Phone: 501.474.1312 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1877; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has court and land records from 1877 <br>and divorce records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</ref>
  
 
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*Men from Crawford County served in the [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st&nbsp;Regiment Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Union) ]]<sup>1</sup> &nbsp; <br>  
 
*Men from Crawford County served in the [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st&nbsp;Regiment Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Union) ]]<sup>1</sup> &nbsp; <br>  
 
*Men from Crawford County served in the&nbsp; [[5th Regiment, Arkansas Militia|5th Regiment, Arkansas Militia (Confederate)]]<sup>1 &nbsp; &nbsp;</sup> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ''<sup>1</sup>''Arkansas. Adjutant General's Office.''Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1990).&nbsp;  
 
*Men from Crawford County served in the&nbsp; [[5th Regiment, Arkansas Militia|5th Regiment, Arkansas Militia (Confederate)]]<sup>1 &nbsp; &nbsp;</sup> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ''<sup>1</sup>''Arkansas. Adjutant General's Office.''Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1990).&nbsp;  
*Men from this county served in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]].<sup>2</sup> &nbsp;  
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*Men from this county served in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]].<sup>2</sup> &nbsp;
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>2</sup>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry'' (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>2</sup>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry'' (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.  
  
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crawford/crawford.htm Submitted Crawford County Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crawford/crawford.htm Submitted Crawford County Obituaries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-newspaper.htm Newspaper Article Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-newspaper.htm Newspaper Article Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Crawford County ARGenWeb  
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/ar/crawford/census/1830/ 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/crawford/census/1830/ 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives  
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-census.htm US&nbsp;Federal Census Records] - Crawford County ARGenWeb  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcrawfo/index-census.htm US&nbsp;Federal Census Records] - Crawford County ARGenWeb  

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County Courthouse

Crawford County Courthouse
300 Main Street
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: 501.474.1312

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1877;
Clerk Circuit Court has court and land records from 1877
and divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1820--Crawford County was created 18 October 1820 from Pulaski County.  County seat: Van Buren [2]

 It was named in honor of William H. Crawford, President Monroe's Secretary of the Treasury.

Boundary Changes

Parts of the county were taken for various new counties:

  • Washington 27 October 1828
  • Pope 2 November 1829
  • Scott 5 November 1833
  • Franklin 19 December 1837
  • Sebastian 5 January 1851
  • in 1828, part of the Osage and Cherokee Territory was added to the county.

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

Record Loss

On March 23, 1877, the courthouse was destroyed by fire and all records were destroyed except those of the treasurer and a few deeds and mortgages. Since that date however the records are complete and are kept in fire-proof vaults.

Places/Localities

Populated Places


Alma | Cedarville | Chester | Dyer | Kibler | Mountainburg
Mulberry | Natural Dam | Rudy | Uniontown | Van Buren

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Crawford County Cemetery Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Tombstone Transcription Project  -   USGenWeb Project

Alexander Cemetry, Alma City Cemetery, Bidville Cemetery, Bolton Cemetery, Bryant Cemetery, Dugan Cemetery, Dyer Cemetery,Fairview Cemetery, Gregory Cemetery, Hall Cemetery, Hillcrest Cemetery, Liberty Hill Cemetry, Love Cemetery, Morrison Cemetery, Rudy, New Cemetery, Newberry Chapel Cemetery, Peters Cemetery, Sarah Grove, Steward Cemetery

Church

Crawford County Church Index - Crawford County ARGenWeb

Court

Wills and Probate Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Land

Local Histories

Biography Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Disaster/Epidemic Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Family Group Sheets Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Crawford County Family Website Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Maps

Crawford County Map Index   -  Crawford Coiunty ARGenWeb

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Crawford County on page 191.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Civil War

     2Allen, Desmond Walls. Third Arkansas Union Cavalry (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.

Newspapers

Submitted Crawford County Obituaries  -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Newspaper Article Index  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Probate

Taxation

Tax Lists  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Vital Records

1830 Census  -  USGenWeb Archives

US Federal Census Records - Crawford County ARGenWeb

Slave Schedules  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Pension Rolls  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Tax Lists  -  Crawford County ARGenWeb

Societies and Libraries

Crawford County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 276
Alma, AR 72921
Open on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Crawford County Historical Society
929 East Main Street
Van Buren, AR 72956-4317

Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 796
Rogers, AR 72757-0796
Serving the Arkansas Counties of Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington

Phone:: (501) 273-3890


State
Arkansas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 17653
Little Rock, AR 72222


Arkansas Historical Association
416 Old Main, University of Arkansas
History Department - Ozark Hall 12
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone:
 (479) 575-5884
(479) 575-2775
dludlow@uark.edu

Arkansas History Commission


One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Trash or Treasure? Phone:
 (501) 682-6900
(501) 682-6916
state.archives@arkansas.gov
Ark-ives

Arkansas Historical Society
422 South Sixth Street
Van Buren, AR 72956


Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis,
President, Little Rock Chapter
P.O. Box 4294
Little Rock, Arkansas 72214

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).