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When was Desha County, AR Created?
Desha County was established on December 12, 1838 and was formed from Arkansas County. Parts of Desha County was used to form the following counties: Lincoln 1871. Other county boundry changes occured when Part annexed to Drew 21 January 1861, part of Chicot attached 10 February 1879, part of Lincoln attached 10 March 1879, line with Lincoln changed 27 March 1925. The county was named in honor of Benjamin Desha, a soldier in the War of 1812.
What is the County Seat of Desha County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Arkansas City (the town of Napoleon was the first county seat. In the 1870s, the Arkansas River began to claim Napoleon and the county seat was moved to Watson. In 1879, it moved for a final time to Arkansas City) and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/
What counties are adjacent to Desha County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Arkansas County (north), Phillips County (northeast), Bolivar County, Mississippi (east), Chicot County (south), Drew County (southwest), Lincoln County (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Desha County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Arkansas City, Dumas, McGehee, Mitchellville, Napoleon (historic), Reed, Tillar, Watson.
Where can find Desha County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Desha 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 Desha 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 Desha County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Desha Co. Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificates to mail.
What Desha County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Desha 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.
Desha Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Desha Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Desha Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Desha 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 Desha County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Desha 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 Robert Moore Street, Arkansas City 71630; 870-877-2426, unless otherwise noted.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Desha County, AR?
A list of Desha County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Arkansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Desha County, AR Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Desha County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Desha 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.