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Scott County, Arkansas

Scott County was created on November 5, 1833 and was formed from Crawford County and Pope County. Parts of Scott County was used to form the following counties: Logan County 1871, Sebastian 1851, Yell 1840. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundaries defined 24 October 1835, line with Crawford defined 16 December 1838, part of Sebastian annexed 1 June 1861, line with Logan County changed 21 March 1873, part annexed to Logan County 2 March 1903, line with Montgomery changed 21 February 1925. The county was named in honor of Andrew Scott (1789–1841), a territorial judge .

Currently the Scott County Seat can be found in Waldron and in addition the county government website is

Areas next to Scott County happen to be Sebastian County (northwest), Logan County (northeast), Yell County (east), Montgomery County (southeast), Polk County (south), Le Flore County, Oklahoma (west).

Cities and towns located in Scott County consist of Mansfield, Waldron.

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

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

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

Scott County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Scott County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically forget the advantages of Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott 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 Courthouse Square, Waldron 72958; 479-637-2155, unless otherwise noted. Arkansas History Commission sources show a courthouse fire in 1882 destroyed all records.

I highly recommend you contact the clerk's office to identify hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of from time to time changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will assist people in locating the resources, however it's up to the man or women to perform the basic research.
  • Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott County. They are also the ex-officio Scott county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Scott county.
    • Phone: (479) 637-2642
    • Court Records: 1882
    • Land Records: 1882
    • 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)
  • Scott 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 Scott county.
    • Phone: (479) 637-2642
    • Marriage Records: 1882 
    • Probate Records: 1882
  • Scott County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (479) 637-2666

Scott County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Scott 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 Scott County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Scott Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Scott Co. AR Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Scott Co. AR Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Scott Co. AR Census Records

Scott Co. AR Cemeteries & Graveyards

Scott Co. AR Church & Bible Records

Scott Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Scott Co. AR General and History Websites

Scott Co. AR Immigration & Naturalization

Scott Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Scott Co. AR Military Records

Scott Co. AR Schools & Directories

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