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Founded December 12, 1838
County Seat Arkansas City
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County Courthouse

Desha County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg

Desha County Courthouse
Robert Moore Avenue; PO Box 188
Arkansas City, AR 71630
Phone: 870.877.2323

County Clerk has marriage records from 1865 and probate records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records[1]

History

Desha County is Arkansas's 40th county, formed on December 12, 1838, and named for Captain Benjamin Desha who fought in the War of 1812

Parent County

  • 1838--Desha County was created 12 December 1838 from Arkansas and Chicot Counties.

County seat: Arkansas City [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arkansas City
Dumas
McGehee
Mitchellville
Reed
Tillar
Watson

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Desha County Cemetery Transcriptions (partial list)  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Church

Dumas Churches  -  churchangel.com

McGehee Churches  -  churchangel.com

Court

Land

Desha County Federal Land Records  -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Riverboat History -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Goodspeed's Historry  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Maps

1895 Desha County Map  -  livgenmil.com

Township Map  -  Desha County USGenWeb

Military

Civil War

Men from this county served in the 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate).

     Collier, Captain Calvin L., USAF. They'll do to Tie To! (Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10. 

Civil War Amnesty List  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

World War II

Rohwer Relocation Center  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

World War II Enlistees A-F  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

World War II enlistees G-L  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

World War II Enlistees M-R  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

War of 1812

Military Land Grants War of 1812 (partial list)  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

Newspapers

Desha County Newspapers  -  Desha County ARGenWeb

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

1840  Federal Census Index  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

1850 Federal Census Index  -  USGenWeb Project Archives

Societies and Libraries

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).

 

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