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Cleburne County, Arkansas
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Cleburne County, Arkansas Facts

When was Cleburne County, AR Created?
Cleburne County was established on February 20, 1883 and was formed from White County, Van Buren County and Independence County. The county was named in honor of Patrick Cleburne (1828–1864), a Confederate General in the Civil War.

What is the County Seat of Cleburne County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Heber Springs (the first county seat was located at Sugarloaf) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Cleburne County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Stone County (north), Independence County (northeast), White County (southeast), Faulkner County (southwest), Van Buren County (west).

What cities and towns are in Cleburne County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Concord, Fairfield Bay, Drasco, Greers Ferry, Heber Springs, Higden, Quitman.

Cleburne County, AR Vital Records

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

Cleburne County, AR Census Records

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

Cleburne 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

Cleburne County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Cleburne County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Cleburne County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Cleburne 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 301 West Main Street, Heber Springs 72543; 501-362-8141, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Cleburne 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 Cleburne 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 Cleburne County. They are also the ex-officio Cleburne county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Cleburne county.
    • Phone: (501) 362-8149
    • Court Records: 1883
    • Land Records: 1883
    • 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)
  • Cleburne 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 Cleburne county.
    • Phone: (501) 362-4620
    • Marriage Records: 1883 
    • Probate Records: 1883
  • Cleburne County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (501) 362-8147
  • BLM Land Records

Cleburne County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Cleburne Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cleburne Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Cleburne Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Cleburne Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cleburne Co. AR Military Records

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