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Miller County, Arkansas
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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. The county was named in honor of Former Miller County, Arkansas Territory (1820-38), which was named for James Miller (1776–1851), first Governor of the Arkansas Territory. Miller County was on the Arkansas/Texas border, it was claimed by both state governments from the 1820s until the 1870s.

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

What counties are adjacent to Miller County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Little River County (north), Hempstead County (northeast), Lafayette County (east), Bossier Parish, Louisiana (southeast), Caddo Parish, Louisiana (south), Cass County, Texas (southwest), Bowie County, Texas (west).

What cities and towns are in Miller County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Fouke, Garland, Texarkana.

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?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Miller 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 400 Laurel Street, Texarkana 71854; 870-774-1301, unless otherwise noted.

  • Miller 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 Miller 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 Miller County. They are also the ex-officio Miller county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Miller county. 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
    • 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)
  • Miller 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 Miller county. 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
  • Miller County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 774-1502
  • 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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