Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy
|Desha County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
|Founded||December 12, 1838|
|County Seat||Arkansas City|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Desha County Courthouse
Robert Moore Avenue; PO Box 188
Arkansas City, AR 71630
County Clerk has marriage records from 1865 and probate records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records
Desha County is Arkansas's 40th county, formed on December 12, 1838, and named for Captain Benjamin Desha who fought in the War of 1812
County seat: Arkansas City 
See an interactive map of Desha County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.
Desha County Cemetery Transcriptions (partial list) - Desha County ARGenWeb
Dumas Churches - churchangel.com
McGehee Churches - churchangel.com
Desha County Federal Land Records - USGenWeb Archives Project
Riverboat History - Desha County ARGenWeb
Goodspeed's Historry - Desha County ARGenWeb
1895 Desha County Map - livgenmil.com
Township Map - Desha County USGenWeb
Men from this county served in the 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate).
Collier, Captain Calvin L., USAF. They'll do to Tie To! (Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10.
Civil War Amnesty List - Desha County ARGenWeb
World War II
Rohwer Relocation Center - Desha County ARGenWeb
World War II Enlistees A-F - USGenWeb Project Archives
World War II enlistees G-L - USGenWeb Project Archives
World War II Enlistees M-R - USGenWeb Project Archives
War of 1812
Military Land Grants War of 1812 (partial list) - USGenWeb Project Archives
Desha County Newspapers - Desha County ARGenWeb
1840 Federal Census Index - USGenWeb Project Archives
1850 Federal Census Index - USGenWeb Project Archives
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).