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Sharp County was created on July 18, 1868 and was formed from Lawrence County. Other county boundry changes occured when Part of Independence annexed 21 April 1873, line with Independence defined 11 February 1875, line with Izard changed 9 March 1877, part annexed to Lawrence 21 March 1917, part of Lawrence annexed to Sharp 24 March 1917. The county was named in honor of Ephraim Sharp, an early settler of Arkansas .
Areas next to Sharp County happen to be Oregon County, Missouri (north), Randolph County (northeast), Lawrence County (southeast), Independence County (south), Izard County (southwest), Fulton County (northwest).
Cities and towns located in Sharp County consist of Ash Flat, Cave City, Cherokee Village, Evening Shade, Hardy, Highland, Horseshoe Bend, Ozark Acres, Poughkeepsie, Sidney, Williford.
Sharp 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 Sharp 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 Sharp County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Sharp Co. Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificates to mail.
Sharp County does have Federal Census Schedules to assist in finding out about your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
Sharp Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Sharp Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Sharp Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free online and also printable census forms to help with your research.
A list of Sharp County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Arkansas Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.
Researchers typically forget the advantages of Sharp 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 Sharp 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 Sharp 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 718 Ash Flat Drive, Ash Flat 72513; 870-994-7338, unless otherwise noted. It was reported a fire of Jan. 20, 1880, destroyed all the county records, but they are complete from that time, housed in fire-proof vaults at Evening Shade and Hardy. The newspaper editor of the Sharp County Record published marriages prior to the fire. See the books by this publisher.
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources associated to Sharp 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 Sharp County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.