Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy

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

Arkansas State with State Seal.png Arkansas
Online Records

Miller County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Miller County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1820
County Seat Texarkana
Address Miller County Courthouse
Vital Records
400 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 870-774-1501


County Courthouse

Miller County Courthouse
Vital Records
400 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 870-774-1501

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1875; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[1]

Beginning years for Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1875 1914* 1874 1874 1874
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's


Parent County

1820--Miller County was created 1 April 1820 from Lafayette County. It was abolished in 1836 and re-established in 1874.  County seat: Texarkana [3]

The county was named for James Miller, territorial governor of Arkansas.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Miller County boundary changes.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss


Populated Places

Towns and Cities:  Rondo, Garland City, Sulphur Township and Texarkana

The City of Texarkana is located in two states. In the middle of the city is a street called State Line Road which separates the city between Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas. Texarkana is the county seat for Miller County, Arkansas, and a marriage license purchased in Miller County, Arkansas is not valid in the State of Texas.

Neighboring Counties

Bossier Parish, Louisiana  • Bowie County, Texas  • Caddo Parish, Louisiana  • Cass County, Texas  • Hempstead  • Lafayette  • Little River  •

Miller CountyLittle River CountyHempstead CountyLafayette CountyBowie CountyBossier ParishCass CountyCaddo ParishMarion CountyARMiller.JPG

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records



Church Records

Church Records - partial listing  -  USGenWeb Archives



Land and Property

Local Histories

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.

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture [1]


Miller County Maps  -  Miller County ARGenWeb


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.]
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War



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


Probate Records

  • Probate Records 1875-1931 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration records 1875-1918; Dockets 1883-1889; Executor records 1875-1918; Guardian records 1875-1918; Probate record index 1875; Probate records 1875-1893; Wills 1875-1931.


Vital Records

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

  • Texarkana Public Library
  • Miller County Genealogical Society:
    Texarkana USA Genealogical Society
    PO Box 2323, Texarkana, TX 75504-2323
  • Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
    Old Washington Historical State Park
    Box 134, Washington, AR 71862
    Tel: 870-983-2684 (Mon-Fri)
    870-983-2733 (Sat-Sun)
    Open 7 days a week 9:00a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • Arkansas History Commission & State Archives
    One Capitol Mall
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    Tel: 501-682-6900
  • Arkansas Historical Association
    History Department
    Ozark Hall, 12, University of Arkansas
    Old Main 416
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    Tel: 501-575-5884

Family History Centers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at