Calhoun County, Arkansas

Calhoun County was created on December 6, 1850 and was formed from Dallas County, Ouachita County and Union County. Other county boundry changes occured when Part added to Union County and Bradley County by Act of 19 November 1862. The county was named in honor of John C. Calhoun (1782–1850), 7th Vice President of the United States and a Senator from South Carolina.

Currently the Calhoun County Seat can be found in Hampton and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/

Areas next to Calhoun County happen to be Dallas County (north), Cleveland County (northeast), Bradley County (east), Union County (south), Ouachita County (west).

Cities and towns located in Calhoun County consist of Hampton, Harrell, Thornton, Tinsman.

Calhoun County vital records can be obtained from 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 Calhoun 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 Calhoun County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Calhoun Co. Birth CertificatesMarriage CertificatesDivorce CertificatesDeath Certificates  to mail.

Calhoun County does have Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Calhoun Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Calhoun Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calhoun Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calhoun Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free online and also printable census forms to help with your research.

Calhoun County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Calhoun County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Arkansas Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Calhoun County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically forget the advantages of Calhoun County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Arkansas courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of the many Arkansas men and women. The possibilities are very good that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few elements of their lives in the Calhoun County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into account all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The following details shows exactly what death, marriage, birth,, property, probate, and court records will be in Calhoun County. The years pointed out below tend to be the first recognized records data for this particular county.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at Second & Main Streets, Hampton 71744; 870-798-4818, unless otherwise noted.

I highly recommend you contact the clerk's office to identify hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of from time to time changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will assist people in locating the resources, however it's up to the man or women to perform the basic research.
  • Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 Calhoun County. They are also the ex-officio Calhoun county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Calhoun county.
    • Phone: (870) 798-2517
    • Court Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1851
    • 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)
  • Calhoun 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 Calhoun county.
    • Phone: (870) 798-2517
    • Marriage Records: 1851 
    • Probate Records: 1880
  • Calhoun County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 798-2740

Calhoun County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Calhoun 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. Feel free to submit your own preferred Calhoun County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Calhoun Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Calhoun Co. AR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Calhoun Co. AR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Calhoun Co. AR Census Records

Calhoun Co. AR Cemeteries & Graveyards

Calhoun Co. AR Church & Bible Records

Calhoun Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Calhoun Co. AR General and History Websites

Calhoun Co. AR Immigration & Naturalization

Calhoun Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Calhoun Co. AR Military Records

Calhoun Co. AR Schools & Directories

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