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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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Miller County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Facts
Founded April 1, 1820
County Seat Texarkana
Courthouse
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]

Beginning Dates for Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1875


1875
1875

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.

Variant Spellings

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

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Church Records - partial listing  -  USGenWeb Archives

Court

Genealogy

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.

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

Naturalization

Newspapers

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:


Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
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
    gensoctx@hotmail.com
  • 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

Websites

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.

 

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