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Grant County, Arkansas Facts

When was Grant County, AR Created?
Grant County was established on February 4,1869 and was formed from Jefferson County, Hot Spring County and Saline County. The county was named in honor of Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822–1885), 18th President of the United States.

What is the County Seat of Grant County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Sheridan and in addition the county government website is www.grantcountyar.com/

What counties are adjacent to Grant County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Saline County (north), Pulaski County (northeast), Jefferson County (east), Cleveland County (southeast), Dallas County (south), Hot Spring County (west).

What cities and towns are in Grant County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Leola, Poyen, Prattsville, Sheridan, Tull.


Grant County, AR Vital Records

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


Grant County, AR Census Records

What Grant County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grant County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940. Grant Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Grant Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Grant 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


Grant County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Grant County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Grant County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Grant 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 ?, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant County. They are also the ex-officio Grant county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Grant county.
    • Phone: (870) 942-2631
    • Court Records: 1877
    • Land Records:1877
    • 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)
  • Grant 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 Grant county.
    • Phone: (870) 942-2631
    • Marriage Records:1877 
    • Probate Records:1877
  • Grant County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 942-3711
  • BLM Land Records

Grant County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Grant County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Grant 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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Grant Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Grant Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Grant Co. AR Military Records

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