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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Van Buren County

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

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Van Buren County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Founded November 11, 1833
County Seat Clinton
Address Van Buren County Courthouse
Main & Briggs;
Clinton, AR 72031
Phone: 501.745.4140
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County Courthouse

Van Buren County Courthouse
Main & Briggs;
Clinton, AR 72031
Phone: 501.745.4140

County Clerk has marriage, court and land records from 1859,
divorce records from 1874 and probate records from 1860[1]


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The county is named after President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) who was serving as United States Vice President at the time of the county's formation.[2]

Parent County

County seat: Clinton [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Van Buren County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

     *Bass, Ronald R. History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1996) p. 12


Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Van Buren 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. 71.
  2. "Martin Van Buren," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  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.