Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy

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*[[Logan County, Arkansas|Logan]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Arkansas|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Polk County, Arkansas|Polk]]  
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*[[Sebastian County, Arkansas|Sebastian]]  
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*[[Yell County, Arkansas|Yell]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
== Genealogy Resources  ==

Revision as of 15:32, 19 February 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Scott County

Guide to Scott 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

Scott County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Scott County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Founded November 5, 1833
County Seat Waldron
Address Scott County Courthouse
100 W 1 St Ste 1;
Waldron, AR 72958
Phone: 501.637.2155


County Courthouse

Scott County Courthouse
100 W 1 St Ste 1;
Waldron, AR 72958
Phone: 501.637.2155

County and and Circuit Clerk has marriave, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1882.[1]

Beginning years for Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1882 1914* 1882 1882 1882
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's


Parent County

County seat: Waldron [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Scott County boundary changes.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Courthouse fire on 22 May 1882 destroyed all previous county records.



Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

LeFlore County, Oklahoma  • Logan  • Montgomery  • Polk  • Sebastian  • Yell  •

Scott CountySebastian CountyJohnson CountyFranklin CountyCrawford CountyLogan CountyYell CountyPope CountyPike CountyHot Spring CountyClark CountyPerry CountyMontgomery CountyMcCurtain CountyPushmataha CountyLatimer CountySequoyah CountyHaskell CountyHoward CountyPolk CountyGarland CountyLe Flore CountyARScott1.JPG

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records



Scott County AR Cemeteries


Church Records



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.



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, Scott County on page 191.]
Civil War
  • History of Scott County, Arkansas by Henry Grady McCutchen Chapter VI

Regiments. Service men in Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy:

- 1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate), Company H
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers (Confederate), Company D
- 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate), Companies A and I
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[4], Company E



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


Probate Records


Vital Records

Vital Records

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
  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. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at