Lee County, Arkansas

Lee County was created on April 17, 1873 and was formed from Phillips County, Monroe County, Crittenden County and St. Francis County. The county was named in honor of Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), a confederate General during the Civil War.

Currently the Lee County Seat can be found in Marianna and in addition the county government website is www.leegov.com

Areas next to Lee County happen to be St. Francis County (north), Crittenden County (northeast), Tunica County, Mississippi (east), Phillips County (south), Monroe County (west).

Cities and towns located in Lee County consist of Aubrey, Haynes, LaGrange, Marianna, Moro, Rondo.

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

Lee 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. Lee Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Lee Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Lee Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free online and also printable census forms to help with your research.

Lee County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Lee County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically forget the advantages of Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee 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 15 East Chestnut Street, Marianna 72360; 870-295-7700, unless otherwise noted. Records extant from 1873 and in good condition

  • Lee 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 Lee 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 Lee County. They are also the ex-officio Lee county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Lee county.
    • Phone: (870) 295-7710
    • 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)
  • Lee 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 Lee county.
    • Phone: (870) 295-7715
    • Marriage Records:1873 
    • Probate Records:1873
  • Lee County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 295-7750

Lee County Genealogy Links

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

Lee Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lee Co. AR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lee Co. AR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lee Co. AR Census Records

Lee Co. AR Cemeteries & Graveyards

Lee Co. AR Church & Bible Records

Lee Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lee Co. AR General and History Websites

Lee Co. AR Immigration & Naturalization

Lee Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lee Co. AR Military Records

Lee Co. AR Schools & Directories

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