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Lonoke County, Arkansas Facts

When was Lonoke County, AR Created?
Lonoke County was established on April 16, 1873 and was formed from Pulaski County and Prairie County. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Prairie defined 30 November and 7 December 1875. The county was named for an oak tree that stood on the site of the current county seat .

What is the County Seat of Lonoke County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Lonoke and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/

What counties are adjacent to Lonoke County, AR?
Bordering Counties are White County (north), Prairie County (east), Arkansas County (southeast), Jefferson County (south), Pulaski County (west), Faulkner County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Lonoke County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Allport, Austin, Cabot, Carlisle, Coy, England, Humnoke, Keo, Lonoke, Ward.


Lonoke County, AR Vital Records

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


Lonoke County, AR Census Records

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

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


Lonoke County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Lonoke County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lonoke County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Lonoke 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 301 North Center Street, Lonoke 72086; 501-676-6403, unless otherwise noted.

  • Lonoke 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 Lonoke 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 Lonoke County. They are also the ex-officio Lonoke county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Lonoke county.
    • Phone: (501) 676-2316
    • 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)
  • Lonoke 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 Lonoke county.
    • Phone: (501) 676-2368
    • Marriage Records: 1873 
    • Probate Records: 1873
  • Lonoke County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (501) 676-6938
  • BLM Land Records

Lonoke County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Lonoke Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Lonoke Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Lonoke Co. AR Military Records

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