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

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Ouachita County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Founded November 29, 1842
County Seat Camden
Address Ouachita County Courthouse
145 Jackson Street
Camden, AR 71701
Phone: 870.837.2220
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County Courthouse

Ouachita County Courthouse
145 Jackson Street
Camden, AR 71701
Phone: 870.837.2220

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1875;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records[1]


Parent County

  • 1842--Ouachita County was created 29 November 1842 from Union County.  County seat: Camden [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ouachita County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Bearden
  • Camden
  • Chidester
  • East Camden
  • Louann
  • Stephens

Census Districts and Unincoporated Towns
  • Amy
  • Barham
  • Bragg City
  • Buena Vista
  • Camark
  • Cross Roads
  • Cullendale
  • Eagle Mills
  • Elliott
  • Fairview
  • Frenchport
  • Good Hope
  • Harmony Grove
  • Herbert
  • Joyce City
  • Kent
  • Kirkland
  • Lakeside
  • Lester
  • Lester Junction
  • Liberty
  • Lunet
  • Millers Bluff
  • Millville
  • Ogemaw
  • Pace City
  • Red Hill
  • Rendezvous
  • Salem
  • Sayre
  • Shumaker
  • Smead
  • Snow Hill
  • Spring Hill
  • Standard Umpstead
  • Tates Bluff
  • Troy
  • Vanduzer
  • Velie
  • Warner

Neighboring Counties






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.

See also Towns and Townships to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Ouachita County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.


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



Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August, 2012)
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.