Independence County, Arkansas Genealogy

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Independence County, Arkansas
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Founded October 23, 1820
County Seat Batesville
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United States  > Arkansas > Independence County

County Courthouse

Independence County; 192 E Main St; Batesville, AR 725091; Ph. 870.793.8828 Details: (Co Clk has m rec from 1826 & pro rec from 1839; Clk Cir Ct has div, ct & land rec; Co Lib has bur rec)


Parent County

  • 1820--Independence County was created 23 October 1820 from Lawrence and Arkansas Counties.

County seat: Batesville [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Independence County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Batesville, Newark, Sulphur Rock, Southside, Magness, Pleasant Plains, Desha, Locust Grove, Bethesda, Cushman, Hickory Valley, Rosie, Oil Trough

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



   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, Independence County on page 91.]
  Civil War

     1. Allen, Desmond Walls. Third Arkansas Union Cavalry (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.

       2. Allen, Desmond Walls. 4th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway AR, 1988) p. 1.

     3. Allen, Desmond Walls. The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas, 1988.

       4. Bass, Ronald R. History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1996) p. 12

     5. Allen, Desmond Walls. Thirty-eighth Arkansas Confederate Cavalry (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway AR, 1988) p. 1.

     6. Allen, Desmond Walls. Forty-fifth Arkansas Confederate Cavalry (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway AR, 1988) p. 1.

     7. Allen, Desmond Walls. First Arkansas Confederate Mounted Rifles (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway AR, 1988) p. 2.

Newspapers  - Batesville Guard



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Independence County Historical Society

White River Regional Library

Lyon College


Old Independence Regional Museum

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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