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Sharp County, Arkansas Facts

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

What is the County Seat of Sharp County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Ash Flat and in addition the county government website is www.sharpcounty.org/

What counties are adjacent to Sharp County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Oregon County, Missouri (north), Randolph County (northeast), Lawrence County (southeast), Independence County (south), Izard County (southwest), Fulton County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Sharp County, AR?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ash Flat, Cave City, Cherokee Village, Evening Shade, Hardy, Highland, Horseshoe Bend, Ozark Acres, Poughkeepsie, Sidney, Williford.


Sharp County, AR Vital Records

Where can find Sharp County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Sharp 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 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 CertificatesMarriage CertificatesDivorce CertificatesDeath Certificates  to mail.


Sharp County, AR Census Records

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


Sharp County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Sharp County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Sharp County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Sharp 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 718 Ash Flat Drive, Ash Flat 72513; 870-994-7338, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Sharp 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 Sharp 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 Sharp County. They are also the ex-officio Sharp county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within Sharp county.
    • Phone: (870) 994-7361
    • Court Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1880
    • 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)
  • Sharp 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 Sharp county.
    • Phone: (870) 994-7361
    • Marriage Records: 1880 
    • Probate Records: 1880
  • Sharp County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
    • Phone: (870) 994-7328
  • BLM Land Records

Sharp County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Sharp Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

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