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

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Polk County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Facts
Founded November 30, 1844
County Seat Mena
Courthouse
Address Polk County Courthouse
507 Church Avenue;
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: 501.394.8123
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County Courthouse

Polk County Courthouse
507 Church Avenue;
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: 501.394.8123

County Clerk has marriage records from 1885,
probate records from 1900 and cemetery records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, land and court 
records from 1885 and military records[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1844--Polk County was created 30 November 1844 from Sevier County.  County seat: Mena [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Polk County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

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.

Maps

Military

Civil War

    1Allen, Desmond Walls. The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)  (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987).


Newspapers

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


Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  4. 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.
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