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When was Craighead County, AR Created?
Craighead County was established on February 19,1859 and was formed from Mississippi County, Greene County and Poinsett County. The county was named in honor of Thomas Craighead (1798–1862), a State Senator who ironically opposed the creation of the county .
What counties are adjacent to Craighead County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Greene County (north), Dunklin County, Missouri (northeast), Mississippi County (east), Poinsett County (south), Jackson County (west), Lawrence County (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Craighead County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bay, Black Oak, Bono, Bowman, Brookland, Caraway, Cash, Childress, Egypt, Herman, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lester, Lunsford, Monette, Otwell.
Where can find Craighead County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Craighead 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 Craighead 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 Craighead County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Craighead Co. Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificates to mail.
What Craighead County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Craighead County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
Craighead Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1860. Craighead Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Craighead Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Craighead 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Craighead County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Craighead 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 511 S. Main Street, Jonesboro 72401 or 107 Cobean Blvd., Lake City 72437; 870-933-4500, unless otherwise noted.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Craighead County, AR?
A list of Craighead County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Arkansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Craighead County, AR Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Craighead County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Craighead 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.