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Nevada County, Arkansas Facts

When was Nevada County, AR Created?
Nevada County was established on March 20, 1871 and was formed from Hempstead County, Columbia County and Ouachita County, Nevada. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Columbia defined 19 April 1873. The county was named for the state of Nevada.

What is the County Seat of Nevada County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Prescott (the first county seat was Mount Moriah, in 1877, the county seat moved to Rosston and then Prescott.) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Nevada County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Clark County (northeast), Ouachita County (east), Columbia County (south), Lafayette County (southwest), Hempstead County (west), Pike County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Nevada County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bluff City, Bodcaw, Cale, Emmet, Prescott, Rosston, Willisville.

Nevada County, AR Vital Records

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

Nevada County, AR Census Records

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

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

Nevada County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Nevada County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Nevada County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Nevada 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 215 E. 2nd Street, Prescott 71857; 870-887-3115, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Nevada 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 Nevada 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 Nevada County. They are also the ex-officio Nevada county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Nevada county.
    • Phone: (870) 887-2511
    • Court Records: 1871
    • Land Records: 1871
    • 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)
  • Nevada 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 Nevada county.
    • Phone: (870) 887-2710
    • Marriage Records: 1871 
    • Probate Records: 1871
  • Nevada County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 887-3410
  • BLM Land Records

Nevada County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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