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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Little River County

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

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Little River County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Founded March 5, 1867
County Seat Ashdown
Address Little River County Courthouse
351 N 2nd Street
Ashdown, AR 71822
Phone: 870.898.7208
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County Courthouse

Little River County Courthouse
351 N 2nd Street
Ashdown, AR 71822
Phone: 870.898.7208

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1880;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and land records[1]


Parent County

  • 1867--Little River County was created 5 March 1867 from Hempstead County.  County seat: Ashdown [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Little River County boundary changes.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Little River County Cemeteries-Little River County Genealogy Society




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.




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

Little River News  Ashdown, Arkansas



Vital Records

  • 1871-1876 - Little River County Birth Index 1871-1876. Batch C586341 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies,Archives and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasem.pdf. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "vr" defined multiple times with different content
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.