St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy

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When St. Francis County was formed in 1827 the county seat was temporariliy located in the home of William Strong, a prominant citizen and the first county sherriff, until it could be moved to the new town of Franklin. It remained in Franklin until 1840 when it was moved to Madison. In 1855 it was moved to Mt. Vernon until 1856 when the courthouse burned and the county seat was moved back to Madison until 1874 when they were moved to the current county seat, Forrest City.
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/stfrancis/IZARD.html Pioneer Time in St.Francis County Arkansas]
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/stfrancis/IZARD.html Pioneer Time in St.Francis County Arkansas]

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St. Francis County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting St. Francis County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 13, 1827
County Seat Forrest City
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

The St. Francis County Courthouse is located at:

313 S Izard St
Forrest City, AR 72335-3856
(870) 261-1715

History

When St. Francis County was formed in 1827 the county seat was temporariliy located in the home of William Strong, a prominant citizen and the first county sherriff, until it could be moved to the new town of Franklin. It remained in Franklin until 1840 when it was moved to Madison. In 1855 it was moved to Mt. Vernon until 1856 when the courthouse burned and the county seat was moved back to Madison until 1874 when they were moved to the current county seat, Forrest City.

Pioneer Times

Parent County

  • 1827--St. Francis was created 13 October 1827 from Phillips County.  County seat: Forrest City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).