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Hot Spring County was created on November 2, 1829 and was formed from Clark County. Parts of Hot Spring County was used to form the following counties: Garland 1873, Grant 1869, Montgomery 1842. Other county boundry changes occured when Lands annexed from Saline 22 March 1838, line with Saline defined 23 December 1846, line with Montgomery changed 27 December 1848, line with Saline changed 18 February 1859 and 19 January 1861, line with Clark and Dallas changed 3 April 1869, line with Clark, Saline and Montgomery changed 5 April 1873. The county was named for the Naturally occurring hot springs within the county .
Currently the Hot Spring County Seat can be found in Malvern (The first county seat was at Rockport until 1879 when it moved to Malvern.) and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/
Areas next to Hot Spring County happen to be Garland County (north), Saline County (northeast), Grant County (east), Dallas County (southeast), Clark County (south & west), Montgomery County (northwest).
Cities and towns located in Hot Spring County consist of Donaldson, Friendship, Magnet Cove, Malvern, Perla, Rockport.
Hot Spring 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 Hot Spring 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 Hot Spring County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Hot Spring Co. Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificates to mail.
Hot Spring County does have Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
Hot Spring Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Hot Spring Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hot Spring Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hot Spring Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free online and also printable census forms to help with your research.
A list of Hot Spring County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Arkansas Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Researchers typically forget the advantages of Hot Spring 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 Hot Spring 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 Hot Spring 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 210 Locust Streets, Malvern 72104, 501-332-2261, unless otherwise noted. Records complete since the formation of the county and kept in fire-proof vaults
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Hot Spring 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 Hot Spring County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.