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Lee County, Arkansas
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Lee County, Arkansas Facts

When was Lee County, AR Created?
Lee County was established 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.

What is the County Seat of Lee County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Marianna and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lee County, AR?
Bordering Counties are St. Francis County (north), Crittenden County (northeast), Tunica County, Mississippi (east), Phillips County (south), Monroe County (west).

What cities and towns are in Lee County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Aubrey, Haynes, LaGrange, Marianna, Moro, Rondo.

Lee County, AR Vital Records

Where can find Lee County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lee 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 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, AR Census Records

What Lee County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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 you with your research. See Also Arkansas Census Records Research Guide

Lee County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Lee County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lee County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Lee 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 15 East Chestnut Street, Marianna 72360; 870-295-7700, unless otherwise noted. 

  • 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
  • BLM Land Records

Lee County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Lee County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining 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.

Lee Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lee Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Lee Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lee Co. AR General and History Websites

Lee Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lee Co. AR Military Records

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