Marion County, Arkansas Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Marion County

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

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Marion 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 3, 1835
County Seat Yellville
Address Marion County Courthouse
Hwy 62; PO Box 545
Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: 870.449.6226
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County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
Hwy 62; PO Box 545
Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: 870.449.6226

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land  records from 1888

The ARGenweb Project has information on The Burning of the Courthouse, How to Order Copies from the Courthouse and more.


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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

  • 1835--Marion County was created 3 November 1835 from Izard County. County seat: Yellville [3]

Boundary Changes

Timeline of Marion Co's history including boundary changes.

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Link to available resources for Marion Co:


Link to cemetery location maps and cemeteries in Marion Co: Before Bull Shoals Dam was built the Corp of Engineers inventoried and moved many cemeteries. A list of the cemeteries moved, information from tombstones and information on the cemetery the interments were moved to are found in this section. Pleasant Ridge cemetery's burials and, when available, obituaries are also found here.

Census Records

Abstracts of Marion Co Census Records:



Family Genealogies

Family lines & history:

Genealogy Society & Society Newsletters

Link to Genealogy Society: and society's Newsletter


Index to Deed Records:

Original land owners & plats:


Family History Centers

Local Histories

Transcription of Earl Berry's "History of Marion County, AR":


Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

See also Towns and Townships to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.



Marriage information taken from old newspapers and those submitted by individuals:


Civil War

     1Allen, Desmond Walls. The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987).

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


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

Abstracts from Mt Echo Newspapers:


Link to obituaries: marion/obits/index.html. Includes obituaries or death information found in early newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s, plus current obituaries beginning in 2000.


Photos of individuals, families, unknown people, places, etc:

Post Offices

History of Marion Co's Post Offices:


Stories & Miscellaneous Information

A hodge-podge of stories & miscellaneous information about Marion Co:



Townships - formation and changes:

Transcribed Records

All kinds of records that have been transcribed and indexed:

Vital Records

  • 1947-1964 - Marion County Birth Index 1947-1964. Batch C750734 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  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.