Woodruff County, Arkansas Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Woodruff County

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

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Woodruff County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Founded November 26, 1862
County Seat Augusta
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Address Woodruff County Courthouse
500 North 3rd Street
Augusta, AR 72006-0356
Phone: 870.347.5206
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County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from
1865; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land


Parent County

  • 1862--Woodruff County was created 26 November 1862 from Jackson and St. Francis Counties.

County seat: Augusta [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Woodruff County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






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.



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Woodruff County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.


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



Vital Records

  • 1873-1937 - Woodruff County Birth Index 1873-1937. Batch C750786 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1894-1899 - Woodruff County Death Index 1894-1899. Batch B750788 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 71.
  2. 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 7 August 2012).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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.
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.