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Pulaski County, Arkansas Facts

When was Pulaski County, AR Created?
Pulaski County was established 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.

What is the County Seat of Pulaski County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Little Rock and in addition the county government website is www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

What counties are adjacent to Pulaski County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Faulkner County (north), Lonoke County (east), Jefferson County (south), Saline County (west), Perry County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Pulaski County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cammack Village, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Maumelle, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Wrightsville, Alexander.


Pulaski County, AR Vital Records

Where can find Pulaski County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pulaski 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 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, AR Census Records

What Pulaski County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pulaski County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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 you with your research. See Also Arkansas Census Records Research Guide


Pulaski County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Pulaski County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pulaski County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Pulaski 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 201 South Broadway, Little Rock 72201; 501-340-8305, unless otherwise noted. 

  • 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
  • BLM Land Records

Pulaski County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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