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

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Johnson County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Founded November 16, 1833
County Seat Clarksville
Address Johnson County Courthouse
215 W Main Street PO Box 57;
Clarksville, AR 72830
Phone: 501.754.3967
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County Courthouse

Johnson County Courthouse
215 W Main Street PO Box 57;
Clarksville, AR 72830
Phone: 501.754.3967

County Clerk has marriage records from 1855
and probate records from 1844; Clerk Circuit
Court has divorce, court and land records;
Extension office has burial records[1]


Parent County

  • 1833--Johnson County was created 16 November 1833 from Pope County. County seat: Clarksville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Johnson County boundary changes.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


Johnson County Township map[3]


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, Johnson 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

1Allen, Desmond Walls. Third Arkansas Union Cavalry (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.




Vital Records

  • 1861 - Johnson County Birth Index 1861. Batch C586522 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. for Johnson County, Arkansas, accessed 4/15/2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.


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