Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy
Guide to Sebastian County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Sebastian County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
|Founded||January 6, 1851|
|County Seat||Fort Smith|
|Address|| Sebastian County Courthouse|
35 S 6th;
Fort Smith, AR 72901
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Sebastian County Courthouse
35 S 6th;
Fort Smith, AR 72901
County Clerk has marriage records from 1865
and probate records from 1866; Clerk Circuit
Court has divorce, court and land records
- 1851--Sebastian County was created 6 January 1851 from Scott, Polk, Crawford, and Van Buren Counties.
County seat: Fort Smith 
See an interactive map of Sebastian County boundary changes.
Places / Localities
St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith
- 1860-1886 - St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith Baptism Index 1860-1886. Batch C586781 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1860-1895 - St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith Marriage Index 1860-1895. Batch M586781 at FamilySearch - free.
First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith
- 1868-1885 - First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith Baptism Index 1868-1885. Batch C586721 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1868-1895 - First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith Marriage Index 1868-1895. Batch M586721 at FamilySearch - free.
- Family Maps of Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
Civil War Battle
The following Civil War battle was fought in Sebastian County.
- Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
Men from this county served in the 51st Regiment, Arkansas Militia.
- 1865-1922, 1952 - Sebastian County Marriage Books B-Q Index 1865-1922, 1952 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
- 1884-1947 - Sebastian County Marriage Index, Greenwood District Books B-M Index (1882-1949), Fort Smith District Books C-Q, S-Z, 2-52 Index (1889-1951) in Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1881-1919 - Sebastian County Death Index 1881-1919. Batch B750709 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1919-1929 - Sebastian County Death Index 1919-1929. Batch B750794 at FamilySearch - free.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Introduction to Family History Centers
- Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Center
- Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
A wkik article describing this collection is found at:
- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- 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.
- Heritage Preservation Services, CivilWar Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
- FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.