Carroll County, Arkansas
Genealogy and Facts

Carroll County was created on November 1, 1833 and was formed from Izard County . Parts of Carroll County was used to form the following counties: Boone 1869, Madison 1836, Newton 1842. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundaries defined 14 December 1838, line defined with Madison 11 January 1843, 29 December 1854 and 16 January 1857; Marion defined 18 December 1846; part of Madison attached 8 April 1869. The county was named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Currently the Carroll County Seat can be found in Berryville and Eureka Springs (the first seat of government was Carrollton until 1880 when Berryville took its place. In the late 1800s, the railroads came to Carroll County and brought with them tourists who enjoyed the community of Eureka Springs) and in addition the county government website is co.carroll.ar.us/

Areas next to Carroll County happen to be Stone County, Missouri (north), Taney County, Missouri (northeast), Boone County (east), Newton County (southeast), Madison County (south), Benton County (west), Barry County, Missouri (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Carroll County consist of Alpena, Beaver, Berryville, Blue Eye, Carrollton, Eureka Springs, Green Forest, Oak Grove.

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

Carroll County does have Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

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

Carroll County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Carroll County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically forget the advantages of Carroll 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 Carroll 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 Carroll 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 210 West Church Street, Berryville 72616 or P.O. Box 109, Eureka Springs 72632; 870-423-2967, unless otherwise noted. A fire in December, 1869, destroyed all the county records. Arkansas History Commission information says there was a courthouse fire in 1870.

  • Carroll 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 Carroll 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 Carroll County. They are also the ex-officio Carroll county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Carroll county.
    • Phone: (870) 423-2422
    • Court Records:1870
    • Land Records:1870
    • 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)
  • Carroll 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 Carroll county.
    • Phone: (870) 423-2022
    • Marriage Records: 1870
    • Probate Records:1870
  • Carroll County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 423-2388

Carroll County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Carroll 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 Carroll County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Carroll Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Carroll Co. AR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Carroll Co. AR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Carroll Co. AR Census Records

Carroll Co. AR Cemeteries & Graveyards

Carroll Co. AR Church & Bible Records

Carroll Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carroll Co. AR General and History Websites

Carroll Co. AR Immigration & Naturalization

Carroll Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carroll Co. AR Military Records

Carroll Co. AR Schools & Directories

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