Pulaski County, Arkansas

Pulaski County was created on  December 15, 1818 and was formed from Arkansas County and Lawrence County. Parts of Pulaski County was used to form the following counties: Conway 1825, Crawford 1820, Faulkner 1873, Jefferson 1829, Lonoke 1873, Prairie 1846, Scott County 1833, White 1835, Saline 1835. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Arkansas changed 30 October 1823, line with Clark changed 30 October 1823, Quapaw Purchase added 13 October 1827, NW boundary defined 20 October 1828. Lines defined: Conway 20 October 1828, Saline 25 February 1838 and 14 December 1838, White 3 February 1843, Saline 21 December 1846, Perry 23 December 1846, Prairie 30 December 1848, Saline 12 April 1873 and 7 December 1875. . The county was named in honor of Kazimierz Pulaski (1745–1779), the Polish general in the American Revolutionary War.

Currently the Pulaski County Seat can be found in Little Rock and in addition the county government website is www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

Areas next to Pulaski County happen to be Faulkner County (north), Lonoke County (east), Jefferson County (south), Saline County (west), Perry County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Pulaski County consist of Cammack Village, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Maumelle, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Wrightsville, Alexander.

Pulaski County vital records can be obtained from 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 Pulaski 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 Pulaski County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Pulaski Co. Birth CertificatesMarriage CertificatesDivorce CertificatesDeath Certificates  to mail.

Pulaski County does have Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Pulaski Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Pulaski Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pulaski Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pulaski Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free online and also printable census forms to help with your research.

Pulaski County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Pulaski County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Arkansas Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Pulaski County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically forget the advantages of Pulaski County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Arkansas courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of the many Arkansas men and women. The possibilities are very good that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few elements of their lives in the Pulaski County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into account all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The following details shows exactly what death, marriage, birth,, property, probate, and court records will be in Pulaski County. The years pointed out below tend to be the first recognized records data for this particular county.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at 201 South Broadway, Little Rock 72201; 501-340-8305, unless otherwise noted. The records complete from May 24, 1819, and in "excellent state of preservation." At some point Book A of the marriages went missing and were reconstructed by James Logan County Morgan from newspaper sources.

  • Pulaski 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 Pulaski 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 Pulaski County. They are also the ex-officio Pulaski county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Pulaski county.
    • Phone: (501) 340-8550
    • Court Records: 1820
    • Land Records: 1819
    • 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)
  • Pulaski 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 Pulaski county.
    • Phone: (501) 340-8500
    • Marriage Records: 1839 
    • Probate Records: 1839
  • Pulaski County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (501) 340-6170

Pulaski County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Pulaski 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. Feel free to submit your own preferred Pulaski County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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Pulaski Co. AR Census Records

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Pulaski Co. AR Military Records

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