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Carroll County, Arkansas Facts

When was Carroll County, AR Created?
Carroll County was established 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.

What is the County Seat of Carroll County, AR?
The County has dual county seats with courthouses 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/

What counties are adjacent to Carroll County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Stone County, Missouri (north), Taney County, Missouri (northeast), Boone County (east), Newton County (southeast), Madison County (south), Benton County (west), Barry County, Missouri (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Carroll County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alpena, Beaver, Berryville, Blue Eye, Carrollton, Eureka Springs, Green Forest, Oak Grove.


Carroll County, AR Vital Records

Where can find Carroll County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Carroll 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 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, AR Census Records

What Carroll County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Carroll 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.

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 you with your research. See Also Arkansas Census Records Research Guide


Carroll County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Carroll County Courthouse in Berryville

What genealogical records can I find in the Carroll County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Carroll 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 210 West Church Street, Berryville 72616 or P.O. Box 109, Eureka Springs 72632; 870-423-2967, unless otherwise noted. 


Carroll County Courthouse
in Eureka Springs
  • 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
  • BLM Land Records

Carroll County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Carroll Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Carroll Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Carroll Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carroll Co. AR General and History Websites

Carroll Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carroll Co. AR Military Records

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