Fulton County, Arkansas
Genealogy and Facts

Fulton County was created on December 21, 1842 and was formed from Izard County. Parts of Fulton County was used to form the following counties: Baxter 1873. Other county boundry changes occured when Part annexed to Marion and part of Lawrence attached 18 January 1855, lines with Baxter and Izard defined 16 February 1875. The county was named in honor of William Savin Fulton (1795–1844), the last Governor of the Arkansas Territory prior to statehood.

Currently the Fulton County Seat can be found in Salem and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/

Areas next to Fulton County happen to be Ozark County, Missouri (northwest), Howell County, Missouri (north), Oregon County, Missouri (northeast), Sharp County (east), Izard County (south), Baxter County (west).

Cities and towns located in Fulton County consist of Cherokee Village, Horseshoe Bend, Mammoth Spring, Salem, Viola.

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

Fulton County does have Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Fulton Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Fulton Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fulton Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fulton Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free online and also printable census forms to help with your research.

Fulton County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Fulton County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically forget the advantages of Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 123 South Main, Salem 72576; 870-895-3341, unless otherwise noted. Material from the Arkansas History Commission indicates a fire in 1870 destroyed most county records.

I highly recommend you contact the clerk's office to identify hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of from time to time changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will assist people in locating the resources, however it's up to the man or women to perform the basic research.
  • Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton County. They are also the ex-officio Fulton county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Fulton county.
    • Phone: (870) 895-3310
    • Court Records: 1870
    • Land Records: 1870
    • 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)
  • Fulton 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 Fulton county.
    • Phone: (870) 895-3310
    • Marriage Records: 1887 
    • Probate Records: 1870
  • Fulton County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 895-3592

Fulton County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Fulton 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 Fulton County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Fulton Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Fulton Co. AR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Fulton Co. AR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Fulton Co. AR Census Records

Fulton Co. AR Cemeteries & Graveyards

Fulton Co. AR Church & Bible Records

Fulton Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fulton Co. AR General and History Websites

Fulton Co. AR Immigration & Naturalization

Fulton Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fulton Co. AR Military Records

Fulton Co. AR Schools & Directories

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