Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy
Guide to Desha County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Desha County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
|Founded||December 12, 1838|
|County Seat||Arkansas City|
|Address|| Desha County Courthouse|
Robert Moore Avenue
PO Box 188
Arkansas City, AR 71630
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
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.
African American =
- 1867-1872 - Desha County Marriage Index 1867-1872 in Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch - free.
Desha County Cemetery Transcriptions (partial list) - Desha County ARGenWeb
1840 Federal Census Index - USGenWeb Project Archives
1850 Federal Census Index - USGenWeb Project Archives
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
- 1856-1952 - Desha County Marriage Books A-Z, A1-I1 Index 1856-1952 in Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch - free.
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).
- FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.