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When was Polk County, AR Created?
Polk County was established on November 30, 1844 and was formed from Sevier County. Parts of Polk County was used to form the following counties: Howard 1873, Sebastian 1851. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Montgomery changed 7 February 1859, part of Sebastian annexed 1 June 1861, line with Pike defined 7 April 1873. The county was named in honor of James Knox Polk (1795–1849), the eleventh president of the United States.
What is the County Seat of Polk County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Mena (the first county seat was at a settlement called Panther before moving to Mena) and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/
What cities and towns are in Polk County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cove, Grannis, Hatfield, Mena, Vandervoort, Wickes.
Where can find Polk County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Polk Co. Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificates to mail.
What Polk County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Polk County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
Polk Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Polk Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Polk Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Polk 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Polk County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Polk 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 507 Church Avenue, Mena 71953; 479-394-8130, unless otherwise noted.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Polk County, AR?
A list of Polk County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Arkansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Polk County, AR Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Polk County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Polk 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.