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Jackson County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Founded November 5, 1829
County Seat Newport
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County Courthous

Jackson County Courthouse
208 Main Street
Newport, AR 7212
Phone: 870.523.7420

County Clerk has marriage records from 1843
and probate records from 1845; Clerk Circuit
Court has divorce and court records from 1845
and land records[1]


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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[2]

Parent County

  • 1829--Jackson County was created 5 November 1829 from Independence County. 
    County seat: Newport [3]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



You will find all the cemeteries listed and inventory at:




Local Histories




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, Jackson County on page 191.]

Civil War

    1 Allen, Desmond Walls. The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas, 1988.

     2 Allen, Desmond Walls.The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union), (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas, 1987.)

     3 Allen, Desmond Walls. Forty-fifth Arkansas Confederate Cavalry (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway AR, 1988) p. 1.

    4 Allen, Desmond Walls. First Arkansas Confederate Mounted Rifles (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway AR, 1988) p. 2.

     5. Bass, Ronald R. History of the Thirty-first Confederate Infantry (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research), 1996) p, 12.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.
  2. "List of counties in Arkansas," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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