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Guide to '''Miller County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Miller County Courthouse<br>Vital Records<br>400 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854<br>(870) 774-1501  
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[http://www.millercountyar.org/ Miller County Courthouse]<br>Vital Records<br>400 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854<br>Phone: 870-774-1501  
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County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1875; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1820--'''Miller County was created 1 April 1820 from [[Lafayette County, Arkansas|Lafayette]] County. It&nbsp;was abolished in 1836 and re-established in 1874.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Texarkana <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1820--'''Miller County was created 1 April 1820 from [[Lafayette County, Arkansas|Lafayette]] County. It&nbsp;was abolished in 1836 and re-established in 1874.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Texarkana <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for James Miller, territorial governor of Arkansas.<br>
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The county was named for James Miller, territorial governor of Arkansas.<br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Miller County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''Towns and Cities:&nbsp; '''{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller%2C+Rondo|subject|disp=Rondo}}, {{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller%2C+Garland+City|subject|disp=Garland City}}, {{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller%2C+Sulphur+Township|subject|disp=Sulphur Township}} and {{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller%2C+Texarkana|subject|disp=Texarkana}}  
 
'''Towns and Cities:&nbsp; '''{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller%2C+Rondo|subject|disp=Rondo}}, {{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller%2C+Garland+City|subject|disp=Garland City}}, {{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller%2C+Sulphur+Township|subject|disp=Sulphur Township}} and {{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller%2C+Texarkana|subject|disp=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.<br>
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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.<br>  
  
 
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[http://www3.sympatico.ca/bkinnon/cemeteries.htm Cemetery and Tombstone Transcriptions and Registers]  
 
[http://www3.sympatico.ca/bkinnon/cemeteries.htm Cemetery and Tombstone Transcriptions and Registers]  
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==== Census ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/miller/census/1830/1830indx.txt 1830 Census&nbsp; Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/miller/census/1880/sulph1880ndx.txt 1880 Census Sulphur Township]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/miller/census/1880/ 1880 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/miller/miller.htm Church Records] - partial listing&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives  
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/miller/miller.htm Church Records] - partial listing&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/miller/census/1830/1830indx.txt 1830 Census&nbsp; Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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===== Marriage  =====
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/miller/census/1880/sulph1880ndx.txt 1880 Census Sulphur Township]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/miller/census/1880/ 1880 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1875-1951''' - Miller County Marriage Books A-Z, AA-ZZ, 1-33 Index 1875-1951 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
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*'''1875-1921''' - Miller County Marriage Books A-Z Index 1875-1921 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.</ref>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Miller County Genealogical Society:<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkusa/GenSoc.html Texarkana USA Genealogical Society]<br>PO Box 2323, Texarkana, TX 75504-2323<br>gensoctx@hotmail.com  
 
Miller County Genealogical Society:<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkusa/GenSoc.html Texarkana USA Genealogical Society]<br>PO Box 2323, Texarkana, TX 75504-2323<br>gensoctx@hotmail.com  
  
<br>Family History Center<br>3701 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas<br>Phone: (903) 831-5225 Hours: T, Th 6pm-9pm; F-Sat 9am-5pm.<br>Closed the last two weeks of December.  
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3701 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas<br>Phone: (903) 831-5225 Hours: T, Th 6pm-9pm; F-Sat 9am-5pm.<br>Closed the last two weeks of December.  
  
 
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<br>Arkansas History Commission &amp; State Archives<br>One Capitol Mall<br>Little Rock, AR 72201<br>Tel: 501-682-6900  
 
<br>Arkansas History Commission &amp; State Archives<br>One Capitol Mall<br>Little Rock, AR 72201<br>Tel: 501-682-6900  
  
<br>Arkansas Historical Association<br>History Department<br>Ozark Hall, 12, University of Arkansas<br>Old Main 416<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Tel: 501-575-5884 <br>
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<br>Arkansas Historical Association<br>History Department<br>Ozark Hall, 12, University of Arkansas<br>Old Main 416<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Tel: 501-575-5884 <br>  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/miller/ Miller County] ARGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/miller/ Miller County] ARGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/ ARGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/ ARGenWeb Project]  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Miller|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Miller/ Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Miller/ Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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Guide to Miller County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded April 1, 1820
County Seat Texarkana
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Address Miller County Courthouse
Vital Records
400 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 870-774-1501
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Contents

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]

History

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 [2]

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

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Miller County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Miller County  -  Miller County ARGenWeb

Tombstone Transcription Project  -  USGenWeb Project

Find A Grave

Ancestors At Rest

Cemetery and Tombstone Transcriptions and Registers

Census

Church

Church Records - partial listing  -  USGenWeb Archives

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Miller County Maps  -  Miller County ARGenWeb

Military

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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Texarkana Public Library


Miller County Genealogical Society:
Texarkana USA Genealogical Society
PO Box 2323, Texarkana, TX 75504-2323
gensoctx@hotmail.com


Family History Center

3701 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas
Phone: (903) 831-5225 Hours: T, Th 6pm-9pm; F-Sat 9am-5pm.
Closed the last two weeks of December.


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

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.