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Faulkner County, Arkansas
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Faulkner County, Arkansas Facts

When was Faulkner County, AR Created?
Faulkner County was established on April 12, 1873 and was formed from Pulaski County and Conway County. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundary defined 7 December 1875. The county was named in honor of Sanford Faulkner (1806–1874), a Confederate soldier and the composer of the song "The Arkansas Traveler" .

What is the County Seat of Faulkner County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Conway (the first settlement in the area was Cadron in 1814) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Faulkner County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Cleburne County (northeast), White County (east), Lonoke County (southeast), Pulaski County (south), Perry County (southwest), Conway County (west), Van Buren County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Faulkner County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Conway, Greenbrier, Holland, Mayflower, Quitman, Damascus, Enola, Guy, Mount Vernon, Twin Groves, Vilonia, Wooster.

Faulkner County, AR Vital Records

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

Faulkner County, AR Census Records

What Faulkner County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Faulkner County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Faulkner Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Faulkner Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Faulkner 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

Faulkner County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Faulkner County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Faulkner County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Faulkner 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 801 Locust Street, Conway 72034; 501-450-4900, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Faulkner 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 Faulkner 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 Faulkner County. They are also the ex-officio Faulkner county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Faulkner county.
    • Phone: 501-450-4911
    • Court Records: 1873
    • Land Records: 1873
    • 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)
  • Faulkner 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 Faulkner county.
    • Phone: 501-450-4909
    • Marriage Records: 1873
    • Probate Records: 1873
  • Faulkner County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: 501-450-4905
  • BLM Land Records

Faulkner County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Faulkner Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

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