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Logan County, Arkansas Facts

When was Logan County, AR Created?
Logan County was established on March 22, 1871 (originally named Sarber County; renamed December 15, 1875) from Franklin County, Johnson County, Pope County, Scott County, and Yell County. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Scott County changed 21 March 1881 and 2 March 1903. The county was named in honor of James Logan (1791–1859), an early settler of western Arkansas.

What is the County Seat of Logan County, AR?
The County has dual county seats with courthouses in Booneville & Paris and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/

What counties are adjacent to Logan County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Johnson County (north), Pope County (northeast), Yell County (southeast), Scott County (south), Sebastian County (west), Franklin County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Logan County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Blue Mountain, Booneville, Caulksville, Magazine, Morrison Bluff, Paris, Ratcliff, Scranton, Subiaco.


Logan County, AR Vital Records

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


Logan County, AR Census Records

What Logan County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Logan 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.

Logan Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Logan Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Logan 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


Logan County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Logan County Courthouse in Paris

What genealogical records can I find in the Logan County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Logan 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 25 W Walnut St, Paris 72855 and 366 N Broadway Booneville 72927, unless otherwise noted. 


Logan County Courthouse
in Booneville
  • Logan 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 Logan 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 Logan County. They are also the ex-officio Logan county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Logan county.
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    • Court Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1878
    • 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)
  • Logan 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 Logan county.
    • Phone: (479) 963-2164
    • Marriage Records: 1877 
    • Probate Records: 1873
  • Logan County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
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  • BLM Land Records

Logan County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Logan Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Logan Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Logan Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Logan Co. AR General and History Websites

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Logan Co. AR Military Records

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