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When was Pope County, AR Created?
Pope County was established on November 2, 1829 and was formed from Crawford County. Parts of Pope County was used to form the following counties: Johnson 1833, Logan County 1871, Scott County 1833, Van Buren 1833, Yell 1844. Other county boundry changes occured when Part annexed to Yell 5 January 1853, part annexed from Conway 6 January 1853, line with Newton defined 17 February 1859, with Johnson 19 October 1859 and 27 March 1871, with Conway 28 May 1874, with Johnson re-established 6 March 1875, changed with Johnson 9 March 1877. The county was named in honor of John Pope (1770-1845), a governor of the Arkansas Territory.
What is the County Seat of Pope County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Russellville (the county seat was at Scotia in 1830, moved to Dwight Mission, then to Norristown on the Arkansas River (no longer exists), Dover in 1841, and finally Russellville in 1887) and in addition the county government website is www.popecountyar.com/
What counties are adjacent to Pope County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Newton County (northwest), Searcy County & Van Buren County (northeast), Conway County (southeast), Yell County (south), Logan County (southwest), Johnson County (west)..
What cities and towns are in Pope County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Atkins, Dover, Hector, London, Pottsville, Russellville.
Where can find Pope County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pope 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 Pope 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 Pope County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Pope Co. Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificates to mail.
What Pope County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pope County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
Pope Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Pope Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pope Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pope 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 Pope County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Pope 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 100 West Main Street, Russellville 72801; (479) 968-7487, unless otherwise noted.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pope County, AR?
A list of Pope County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Arkansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Pope County, AR Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Pope County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pope 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.