Search For Your Ancestors in Historical Documents




Bradley County, Arkansas
Genealogy, History & Facts

Bradley County, Arkansas Facts

When was Bradley County, AR Created?
Bradley County was established on December 18,1840 and was formed from Union County. Parts of Bradley County was used to form the following counties: Cleveland 1873, Dallas 1845, Drew 1846, Lincoln 1871. Other county boundry changes occured when Part of Calhoun attached 19 October 1862, part restored to Ashley 21 January 1859. The county was named in honor of Hugh Bradley, a officer in the War of 1812  who served at the Battle of New Orleans with General Andrew Jackson and early area settler..

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

What counties are adjacent to Bradley County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Cleveland County (north), Drew County (east), Ashley County (southeast), Union County (southwest), Calhoun County (west)

What cities and towns are in Bradley County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Banks, Hermitage, Warren.

Bradley County, AR Vital Records

Where can find Bradley County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bradley 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 Bradley 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 Bradley County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Bradley Co. Birth CertificatesMarriage CertificatesDivorce CertificatesDeath Certificates  to mail.

Bradley County, AR Census Records

What Bradley County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bradley County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Bradley Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Bradley Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bradley Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bradley 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

Bradley County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Bradley County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bradley County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bradley 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 101 East Cedar, Warren, AR 71671, unless otherwise noted.

  • Bradley 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 Bradley 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 Bradley County. They are also the ex-officio Bradley county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Bradley county.
    • Phone: (870) 226-2272
    • Court Records: 1841
    • Land Records: 1841
    • 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)
  • Bradley 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 Bradley county.
    • Phone: (870) 226-3464
    • Marriage Records: 1853 
    • Probate Records: 1841
  • Bradley County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 226-2211
  • BLM Land Records

Bradley County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Bradley County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bradley 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.

Bradley Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bradley Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Bradley Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bradley Co. AR General and History Websites

Bradley Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bradley Co. AR Military Records

Copyright © 2014,