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Pike County, Arkansas
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Pike County, Arkansas Facts

When was Pike County, AR Created?
Pike County was established on November 1, 1833 and was formed from Clark County and Hempstead County. Parts of Pike County was used to form the following counties: Howard 1873. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Sevier defined 15 November 1833, with Hempstead 14 December 1838, with Clark 22 April 1873 and 8 March 1877, with Montgomery 16 December 1874. The county was named in honor of Zebulon Pike (1779–1813), the explorer and discoverer of Pikes Peak.

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

What counties are adjacent to Pike County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Montgomery County (north), Clark County (east), Nevada County (southeast), Hempstead County (south), Howard County (west).

What cities and towns are in Pike County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Antoine, Daisy, Delight, Glenwood, Murfreesboro, Nathan, Newhope, Pisgah, Salem .

Pike County, AR Vital Records

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

Pike County, AR Census Records

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

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

Pike County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Pike County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pike County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Pike 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 Courthouse Square, Murfreesboro 71958; 870-285-2414, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Pike 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 Pike 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 Pike County. They are also the ex-officio Pike county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Pike county.
    • Phone: (870) 285-2231
    • Court Records: 1895
    • Land Records: 1895
    • 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)
  • Pike 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 Pike county.
    • Phone: (870) 285-2743
    • Marriage Records: 1895 
    • Probate Records: 1895
  • Pike County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 285-3316
  • BLM Land Records

Pike County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Pike Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pike Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Pike Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pike Co. AR General and History Websites

Pike Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pike Co. AR Military Records

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