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*[[Bowie County, Texas|Bowie County, Texas]]  
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*[[Howard County, Arkansas|Howard]]  
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*[[McCurtain County, Oklahoma|McCurtain County, Oklahoma]]  
[[McCurtain County, Oklahoma|McCurtain County, Oklahoma]] {{•}}
*[[Miller County, Arkansas|Miller]]  
[[Miller County, Arkansas|Miller]] {{•}}
*[[Sevier County, Arkansas|Sevier]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
== Genealogy Resources  ==

Revision as of 15:23, 15 February 2014

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.

Arkansas State with State Seal.png Arkansas
Online Records

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

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]

Beginning years for Little River County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1880 1914* 1868 1867 1880
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's


Parent County

  • 1867--Little River County was created 5 March 1867 from Hempstead County.  County seat: Ashdown [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Little River County boundary changes.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss



Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bowie County, Texas  • Hempstead  • Howard  • McCurtain County, Oklahoma  • Miller  • Sevier  •

Little River CountyMiller CountySevier CountyHoward CountyHempsead CountyPike CountyMcCurtain CountyBowie CountyLafayette CountyRed River CountyARLittleRiver1.JPG

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Little River County Cemeteries-Little River County Genealogy Society


Church Records



Land and Property

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.

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture [1]





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


Probate Records

  • Probate Records 1869-1907 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Probate records 1869-1875; Wills, letters of administration and guardianship 1872-1907.


Vital Records

  • 1871-1876 - Little River County Birth Index 1871-1876. Batch C586341 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.