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Boone County, Arkansas
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Boone County, Arkansas Facts

When was Boone County, AR Created?
Boone County was established on April 9, 1869 and was formed from Carroll County and Marion County. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Marion defined by Act of 9 December 1875.The county was named in honor of Daniel Boone (1734–1820), the American frontiersman .

What is the County Seat of Boone County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Harrison and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Boone County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Taney County, Missouri (north), Marion County (east), Searcy County (southeast), Nerwton County (south), Carroll County (west).

What cities and towns are in Boone County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alpena, Bellefonte, Bergman, Diamond City, Everton, Harrison, Lead Hill, Omaha, South Lead Hill, Valley Springs, Zinc.

Boone County, AR Vital Records

Where can find Boone County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Boone County vital records can be found at the Arkansas Deptartment of Health has Birth & Death records since February 1, 1914, Marriage Records since January 1917 and Divorce Records since January 1923. You may go to the Boone County health department to obtain a Birth or Death certificates which can be issued while you wait. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Arkansas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Boone County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Boone Co. Birth CertificatesMarriage CertificatesDivorce CertificatesDeath Certificates  to mail.

Boone County, AR Census Records

What Boone County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Boone County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Boone Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free online and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Arkansas Census Records Research Guide

Boone County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Boone County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Boone County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Boone County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Arkansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at ?, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Boone County Clerk of Circuit Court is the clerk of the circuit, chancery court, and juvenile court and usually acts as the ex-officio recorder of Boone county. The duties of the clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the circuit, chancery and juvenile courts and to prepare the dockets for courts in Boone County. They are also the ex-officio Boone county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Boone county.
    • Phone: (870) 741-5560
    • Court Records: 1869
    • Land Records:1869
    • Divorce Records: are maintained among the equity records (Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found  at the Arkansas Department of Public Health)
  • Boone County Clerk, as clerk to the probate court, the clerk files all instruments making them a matter of record in descendent estate cases, and swears in all witnesses in contested estates. The clerk, also in this capacity, maintains all records relative to adoptions and guardianship cases within Boone county.
    • Phone: (870) 741-8428
    • Marriage Records:1869 
    • Probate Records:1869
  • Boone County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 741-3783
  • BLM Land Records

Boone County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Boone County, AR?
A list of Boone County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Arkansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Boone County, AR Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Boone County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Boone County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is merely a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

Boone Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Boone Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Boone Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Boone Co. AR General and History Websites

Boone Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Boone Co. AR Military Records

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