Scott County, Arkansas
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Guide to Scott County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Scott County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
|Founded||November 5, 1833|
|Address|| Scott County Courthouse|
100 W 1 St Ste 1;
Waldron, AR 72958
County seat: Waldron 
See an interactive map of Scott County boundary changes.
Courthouse fire on 22 May 1882 destroyed all previous county records.
- Family Biographies from The History of Scott County, Arkansas (1891) published by Southern Publishing Company are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Arkansas denominations, view the Arkansas Church Records wiki page.
Land and Property
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Arkansas Land and Property for additional information about early Arkansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Local histories are available for Scott County, Arkansas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.
- History of Scott County, Arkansas by Henry Grady McCutchen. Available on Archive.org
- Family Maps of Scott County, Arkansas (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- Map of 1889 Scott County, Arkansas with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)
- 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.]
- History of Scott County, Arkansas by Henry Grady McCutchen Chapter VI
Regiments. Service men in Scott County, Arkansas 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:
- - 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), Company E
Finding More Arkansas Newspapers
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Scott County, Arkansas newspapers in online catalogs like:
Arkansas tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years for some counties. For more information see Arkansas Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Arkansas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.
- 1882-1958 - Scott County Marriage Books A-I Index 1882-1958 in Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1882-1926 - Scott County Marriage Books A-D Index 1882-1926 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
- Scott County AR Marriages
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Scott County ARGenWeb Has cemeteries, marriages, biographies, photographs, census indexes, many other county records.
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
- ↑ FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
- ↑ Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.
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