Miller County, Arkansas

Miller County was created 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.

Currently the Miller County Seat can be found in Texarkana and in addition the county government website is www.millercountyar.org/

Areas next to Miller County happen to be 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).

Cities and towns located in Miller County consist of Fouke, Garland, Texarkana.

Miller County vital records can be obtained from 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 does have Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present 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 with your research.

Miller County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Miller County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Arkansas Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Miller County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically forget the advantages of Miller County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Arkansas courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of the many Arkansas men and women. The possibilities are very good that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few elements of their lives in the Miller County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into account all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The following details shows exactly what death, marriage, birth,, property, probate, and court records will be in Miller County. The years pointed out below tend to be the first recognized records data for this particular county.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at 400 Laurel Street, Texarkana 71854; 870-774-1301, unless otherwise noted. Reported the records complete, in good condition, and kept in fire-proof vaults.

  • 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

Miller County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated 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. Feel free to submit your own preferred Miller County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Miller Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Miller Co. AR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Miller Co. AR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Miller Co. AR Census Records

Miller Co. AR Cemeteries & Graveyards

Miller Co. AR Church & Bible Records

Miller Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Miller Co. AR General and History Websites

Miller Co. AR Immigration & Naturalization

Miller Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Miller Co. AR Military Records

Miller Co. AR Schools & Directories

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