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Miller County, Arkansas Facts

When was Miller County, AR Created?
Miller County was established on December 22, 1874 was formed from LaFayette County. Other county boundry changes occured when Part of Little River annexed 30 March 1915.

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

What counties are adjacent to Miller County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Little River County, Hempstead County, Lafayette County, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Cass County, Texas, Bowie County, Texas.


Miller County, AR Vital Records

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


Miller County, AR Census Records

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

Miller Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Miller Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Miller Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Miller 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


Miller County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Miller County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Miller County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Miller County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Arkansas courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Arkansas residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Miller County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Arkansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at 400 Laurel Street, Texarkana 71854; 870-774-1301, unless otherwise noted.

  • Miller County Clerk of Circuit Court Circuit Clerks Office has Records of Deed to Land (one should check index to both Grantor and Grantee - Index usually gives only the first name of each), Record of Mortgages on Lands - same as deeds in regard to Index, Record of Chattel Mortgages (old), Security Agreements, New), Records of Power of Attorney, Record of Affidavits and miscellaneous records, Records of Veterans discharge Papers, WWI, WWII, And Subsequent, Circuit Court Records (Criminal Cases, Defendant Index, Civil Cases - both Plaintiff and Defendant Index), Register of Notary Publics, Chancery Court Records ( Divorces, Child Custody Cases, Partition of Land, Foreclosure cases, Cases involving tittle to Land, Equity Cases, Confirmation suits)
    • Phone: (870) 774-4501
    • Court Records: 1874
    • Land Records: 1874
  • Miller County Clerk County Clerks Office has Probate Records (Wills - persons dying and leaving a will, Administration on estates, persons dying without a will, Guardianship - minors and incompetent persons), Marriage Records, Register of Doctors, Register of Nurses, Registration of Voters (formerly Poll Tax Rolls), Delinquent Tax Records, Register of gun, Register of Brands of Cattle, Register of Justice of Peace
    • Phone: (870) 774-1501
    • Marriage Records: 1875 
    • Probate Records: 1874
  • BLM Land Records

Miller County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Miller Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Miller Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Miller Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Miller Co. AR General and History Websites

Miller Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Miller Co. AR Military Records

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