Faulkner County, Arkansas

Faulkner County was created 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" .

Currently the Faulkner County Seat can be found in Conway (the first settlement in the area was Cadron in 1814) and in addition the county government website is www.faulknercounty.org/

Areas next to Faulkner County happen to be Cleburne County (northeast), White County (east), Lonoke County (southeast), Pulaski County (south), Perry County (southwest), Conway County (west), Van Buren County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Faulkner County consist of Conway, Greenbrier, Holland, Mayflower, Quitman, Damascus, Enola, Guy, Mount Vernon, Twin Groves, Vilonia, Wooster.

Faulkner County vital records can be obtained from 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 does have Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present 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 with your research.

Faulkner County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Faulkner County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Arkansas Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Faulkner County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically forget the advantages of Faulkner County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Arkansas courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of the many Arkansas men and women. The possibilities are very good that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few elements of their lives in the Faulkner County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into account all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The following details shows exactly what death, marriage, birth,, property, probate, and court records will be in Faulkner County. The years pointed out below tend to be the first recognized records data for this particular county.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at 801 Locust Street, Conway 72034; 501-450-4900, unless otherwise noted. The records complete despite a courthouse fire; the records were stored in a fire-proof vault. Note: I, Desmond Walls Allen, personally climbed into the courthouse Dumpster in the mid-1980s and fished out many of the loose probate packets that had been dumped in with the Kentucky Fried Chicken boxes, etc., from the sheriff's department's lunch. Three of us dried the records in my momma's microwave oven, arranged them in folders, took them to be microfilmed at the Arkansas History Commission, then placed the records in the University of Central Arkansas' Archives in Torreyson Library in Conway. Some of the records are now stored in what used to be the old jail.

  • 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

Faulkner County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated 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. Feel free to submit your own preferred Faulkner County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Faulkner Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Faulkner Co. AR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Faulkner Co. AR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Faulkner Co. AR Census Records

Faulkner Co. AR Cemeteries & Graveyards

Faulkner Co. AR Church & Bible Records

Faulkner Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Faulkner Co. AR General and History Websites

Faulkner Co. AR Immigration & Naturalization

Faulkner Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Faulkner Co. AR Military Records

Faulkner Co. AR Schools & Directories

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