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Howard County was created on April 7, 1873 and was formed from Pike County, Hempstead County, Polk County and Sevier County. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Sevier changed 15 March 1895. The county was named in honor of James H. Howard, an Arkansas State Senator.
Currently the Howard County Seat can be found in Nashville (Center Point was the first county seat until 1884 when it was moved to Nashville) and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/
Cities and towns located in Howard County consist of Dierks, Mineral Springs, Nashville, Tollette.
Howard 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 Howard 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 Howard County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Howard Co. Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificates to mail.
Howard 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.
Howard Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Howard Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Howard 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 Howard 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 Howard 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 Howard 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 Howard 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 421 North Main Street, Nashville 71852; 870-845-7500, unless otherwise noted. County records complete and kept in fire-proof vaults.
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Howard 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 Howard County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.