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When was Prairie County, AR Created?
Prairie County was established on November 25, 1846 and was formed from Arkansas County and Pulaski County. Parts of Prairie County was used to form the following counties: Lonoke 1873. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundary with Pulaski changed 30 December 1848, with Monroe 7 December 1850, boundaries redefined 12 April 1869, line with White defined 17 April 1873, boundaries redefined 26 April 1873 and 27 May 1874, line with Lonoke changed 30 November 1875, divided into two districts 1885. The county was named for the Grand Prairie of eastern Arkansas.
What is the County Seat of Prairie County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Des Arc & DeValls Bluff (The county seat was originally located at Brownsville (present-day Lonoke County) and moved to DeVall's Bluff in 1873) and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/
What cities and towns are in Prairie County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include De Valls Bluff, Des Arc, Fredonia (Biscoe), Hazen, Ulm.
Where can find Prairie County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Prairie 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 Prairie 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 Prairie County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Prairie Co. Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificates to mail.
What Prairie County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Prairie 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.
Prairie Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Prairie Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prairie Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prairie 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 Prairie County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Prairie 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 200 Courthouse Square, Des Arc 72040 or 123 Magnolia Street, DeValls Bluff 72041; 870-256-3741, unless otherwise noted.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Prairie County, AR?
A list of Prairie County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Arkansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Prairie County, AR Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Prairie County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Prairie 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.