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

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Founded January 1, 1845
County Seat Fordyce
Courthouse
Address Dallas County Courthouse
206 W 3rd Street
Fordyce, AR 71742
Phone: 870.352.7179
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Contents

County Courthouse

Dallas County Courthouse
206 W 3rd Street
Fordyce, AR 71742
Phone: 870.352.7179

County Clerk has marriage records from 1855, land records from 1845, probate, divorce and court records.[1]

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

1855


1845

History

The County of Dallas in Arkansas, was created on 1 January 1845 from Bradley and Clark Counties. It was named for George Mifflin Dallas, who was vice-president under President James Polk. Dallas County is bound on the north by Hot Spring and Grant Counties; On the east by Cleveland County; on the south by Calhoun and Ouachita Counties; and on the west by Clark County. Dallas County is well watered by the Ouachita River on its west border, on the east by Moro creek and through the center are Saline, Cypress and Tulip creeks. Many fine springs are found all through the county. There are also many Sulphur springs, which discharging many hundreds of gallons of water per day.

Parent County

  • 1845--Dallas County was created 1 January 1845 from Clark and Bradley Counties.  County seat: Fordyce [2]

Boundary Changes

On the first US Census of the county in 1850, the following townships appeared: Moro, Champagne (Champagnolle), Polk, Jackson, Saline, Tulip, Owen, Manchester, Princeton, & Smith. In 1856, the townships of Champagne (Champagnolle), Moro and Polk went into the formation of Calhoun County. Later in 1873, Cleveland County annexed some of Dallas County. The County seat was located first at the house of Presley Watts, in Princeton, and then around 1910, it was moved to its present location of Fordyce.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Carthage
  • Sparkman

Census Districts
  • Beech Grove
  • Bucksnort
  • Bunn
  • Cooney
  • Dalark
  • Eagletie
  • Fairview
  • Farindale
  • Forrest Bonner
  • Holly Springs
  • Ivan
  • Ivy
Communities
  • North Fordyce



Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Contents of church records depend upon the beliefs of the church. They may give: a member's dates of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information, maiden name; and death date. For more information, see Arkansas Church Records.

See also [[{{{1}}} County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|Cities and Towns]] to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Land and property records can 1) place an ancestor in a specific location, 2) provide economic information, 3) reveal family relationships, and more.

The county has copies of deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, and more recorded by individuals. See Arkansas Land and Property for online collections of transfers from the government.

Local Histories

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Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • 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

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Records of wills and estates of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. See Arkansas Probate Records for Online Collections and more information.

Taxation

Arkansas tax records provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps. For more information see Arkansas Taxation.

Vital Records

See the Arkansas Vital Records page. See also Arkansas Vital Records Online and Arkansas Statewide Indexes and Collections at FamilySearch.

Birth
Marriage
  • 1846-present - Marriage Records, 1846-present (available online).

All others are available from the Dallas County Courthouse.

Death
  • 1918-1922 - Dallas County Death Index 1918-1922. Batch B737869 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

  • Dallas County Library; Main Branch: Online Catalog
    501 East 4th Street, Fordyce, AR 71742-0584 (870)352-5600, (870) 352-3598 Fax.
  • Dallas County Library; Fohrell Public Library:
    186 Dallas 208, Sparkman, AR 71763-8720 (870) 352-2592, (870) 352-3598 Fax.

Family History Centers

Websites

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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  4. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), pp. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  5. Calvin L. Collier, They'll do to Tie To: the story of the Third Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.,(Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10. FHL book 976.7 M2c
  6. 6.0 6.1 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.

 

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