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Mississippi County, Arkansas Facts

When was Mississippi County, AR Created?
Mississippi County was established on November 1, 1833 and was formed from Crittenden County.

What is the County Seat of Mississippi County, AR?
The County has dual county seats with courthouses in Blytheville & Osceola and in addition the county government website is www.mcagov.com/

What counties are adjacent to Mississippi County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Dunklin County, Missouri, Pemiscot County, Missouri, Dyer County, Tennessee, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, Tipton County, Tennessee, Crittenden County, Poinsett County, Craighead County.


Mississippi County, AR Vital Records

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


Mississippi County, AR Census Records

What Mississippi County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Mississippi County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

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


Mississippi County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Mississippi County Courthouse in Osceola

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 200 West Walnut Street, Blytheville 72315 or 200 West Hale Avenue, Osceola 72370; 870-763-3212, unless otherwise noted. 


Mississippi County Courthouse
in Blytheville

Mississippi County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Mississippi Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Mississippi Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Mississippi Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mississippi Co. AR General and History Websites

Mississippi Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mississippi Co. AR Military Records

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