Washington County, Arkansas

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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/cemetery/cem-index.html Cemeteries of Washington County] - Index and Transcriptions -  Washington County ARGenWeb,
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53502&CScn=combs+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Combs Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158706 Confederate Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=1611 Fayetteville National Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2189437&CScn=harrell+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Harrell Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=54605&CScn=joyce+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Joyce Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1143894&CScn=mount+salem+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Mount Salem Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55896&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 1], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55895&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 2], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=55928 Roberson Cemetery]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288801014109_661" />,&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=56509 Tharp Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=2340 Walker Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=462478&CScn=whitehouse+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Whitehouse Cemetery],&nbsp; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=56952&CScnty=164&CSsr=221& Zion Cemetry]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa30.html 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
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*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa40.html 1840 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
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*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/ar/washington/1850/ 1850 Census with Index] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AR Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/fayetteville.htm Churches in Fayetteville AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/springdale.htm Churches in Springdale, AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Archives/CircuitClerk.htm Records Inventory &amp; Retention Schedule<br>Circuit Clerk &amp; Recorder]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AR Land Intro}}
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[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Federal Land Patents],&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/land/washingt.txt Homestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives,&nbsp; [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 Land Records 1834-1991], [http://www.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/land.asp?grantor=o%27bryan&grantee=&date= Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903 ]
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[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/postcards/ Penny Postcards from Washington County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives
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*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/AR/Washington/vacant.html National Register] of Historic Places for Washington County AR
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*[http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query American Memory for Washington County]&nbsp;- Library of Congress
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/1stcollege.html St. John's College of Arkansas]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington County ARGenWeb
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*[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/school.asp School Records Index]covers early 1900s and is courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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[http://www.goldbug.com/ Gold Bug Historic Maps] -&nbsp; reflect changes in county boundaries
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[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Interactive Battle Map] for Arkansas
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
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*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Washington County on page 191.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
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===== Mexican War  =====
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/MexiWarRoster.html Fayetteville Roster Mexican War]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington County ARGenWeb
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.
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*November 28, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar004.htm Cane Hill] also known as Canehill, Boston Mountains<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).</ref><br>
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*December 7, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Prairie Grove] also known as Fayetteville<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012).</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
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<br> Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County. <br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)]].<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]].<ref>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) ''(Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987)</ref>&nbsp;
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====== County Civil War Sources  ======
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Washington/confederateindex.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Washington County] - Washington County ARGenWeb <br>
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/cwbios.html Arkansas Civil War Biographies] - Washington County ARGenWeb <br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arpgcudc/ United Daughters of Confederacy] - Prairie Grove, Arkansas<br>
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State Civil War Sources<br>
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See [[Arkansas in the Civil War|Arkansas in the Civil War]]
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{AR Newspapers|Washington}}
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*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Online]
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*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Times]
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*[http://www.freeweekly.com/ Fayetteville Free Weekly]
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*[http://www.nwaonline.net/ Springdale Morning News]
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*[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/obituary.asp Obituary Records: 1868-2010] | Courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library | This index covers three newspapers: Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville Weekly Democrate and the Fayetteville Daily Democrate
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
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{{AR Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{AR Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{AR Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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*'''1900-1953''' - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch {{IGI|C750893}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1845-1922''' - Washington County Marriage Books D-R Index 1845-1922 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/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1887-1949''' - Washington County Marriage Books I-Z, A1-C1 Index 1887-1949 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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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/marriages.html Washington County Marriages] -&nbsp; submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
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*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Information/Marriage/MarriageDocumentSearch.asp?S=Y Washington County Archive Marriage Record Search, 1845-1941]
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*[http://www.genwed.com/arkansas/armarriages3.htm Arkansas Marriage Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; GenWed.com
  
 
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===== Death  =====
  
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/obits/obits.html Obituaries] submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
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===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
  
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==

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Guide to Washington County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded October 17, 1828
County Seat Fayetteville
Courthouse
Address Washington County Courthouse
280 N College Ave #300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 501.444.1711
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Contents

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
280 N College Ave #300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 501.444.1711


County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and probate records from 1828; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records; City Librarian has cemetery records[1]

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

1845



1828

History

Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Parent County

  • 1828--Washington County was created 17 October 1828 from Crawford County.  County seat: Fayetteville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Washington County boundary changes.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Elkins
  • Elm Springs
  • Farmington
  • Fayetteville
  • Goshen
  • Greenland
  • Johnson
  • Lincoln
  • Prairie Grove
  • Springdale
  • Tontitown
  • West Fork
  • Winslow

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Washington County - Index and Transcriptions -  Washington County ARGenWeb,

Combs Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery, Fayetteville National Cemetery, Harrell Cemetery, Joyce Cemetery, Mount Salem Cemetery, Reese Cemetery 1, Reese Cemetery 2, Roberson CemeteryTharp Cemetery, Walker Cemetery, Whitehouse CemeteryZion Cemetry

Census

Church Records

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.


Court

Genealogy

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.


Federal Land PatentsHomestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908  -  USGenWeb Washington County Archives,  Land Records 1834-1991, Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903

[1]

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Washington 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.

Maps

Gold Bug Historic Maps -  reflect changes in county boundaries

Interactive Battle Map for Arkansas


Military

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, Washington County on page 191.]
  • 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.]
Mexican War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.


Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County.

- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union).
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union).[5] 
County Civil War Sources

State Civil War Sources

See Arkansas in the Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Washington County, Arkansas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. You can obtain copies of the original records by contacting the clerk's office in the county courthouse.

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of many Arkansas probate records. See Arkansas Probate Records for more information about Probate records in Arkansas, including statewide indexes.


Taxation

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

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.

See also Arkansas Vital Records Online and Arkansas Statewide Indexes and Collections at the Family History Library.


Birth
  • 1900-1953 - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch C750893 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
Marriage
Death
  • Obituaries submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb


Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
280 N College Ave #300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 501.444.1711


County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and
probate records from 1828; Clerk Circuit Court
has divorce, court and land records; City Librarian
has cemetery records[1]

History

Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Parent County

  • 1828--Washington County was created 17 October 1828 from Crawford County.  County seat: Fayetteville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Washington County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Elkins
Elm Springs
Farmington
Fayetteville
Goshen
Greenland
Johnson
Lincoln
Prairie Grove
Springdale
Tontitown
West Fork
Winslow

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Washington County - Index and Transcriptions -  Washington County ARGenWeb,

Combs Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery ], Fayetteville National Cemetery, Harrell Cemetery, Joyce Cemetery, Mount Salem Cemetery, Reese Cemetery 1, Reese Cemetery 2, Roberson CemeteryTharp Cemetery, Walker Cemetery, Whitehouse CemeteryZion Cemetry

Census

Church

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.


Court

Land

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.


Federal Land PatentsHomestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908  -  USGenWeb Washington County Archives,  Land Records 1834-1991, Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903

[2]

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Washington 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.

Maps

Gold Bug Historic Maps -  reflect changes in county boundaries

Interactive Battle Map for Arkansas

Military

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, Washington County on page 191.]
  • 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.]
Mexican War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.


Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County.

- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union).
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union).[10] 
County Civil War Sources

State Civil War Sources

See Arkansas in the Civil War

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Washington County, Arkansas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. You can obtain copies of the original records by contacting the clerk's office in the county courthouse.

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of many Arkansas probate records. See Arkansas Probate Records for more information about Probate records in Arkansas, including statewide indexes.


Schools

School Records Index covers early 1900s and is courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library

Taxation

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

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.

See also Arkansas Vital Records Online and Arkansas Statewide Indexes and Collections at the Family History Library.


Birth
  • 1900-1953 - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch C750893 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
Marriage
Death
  • Obituaries submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012).
  5. Allen, Desmond Walls. The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 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.
  7. 7.0 7.1 FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  9. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012).
  10. Allen, Desmond Walls. The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987)