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Arkansas County, Arkansas Facts

When was Arkansas County, AR Created?
Arkansas County was established on  December 13,1813 as an Original County.

What is the County Seat of Arkansas County, AR?
The County has dual county seats with courthouses in De Witt and Stuttgart and in addition the county government website is http://www.arcounties.org/

What counties are adjacent to Arkansas County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Prairie County, Monroe County, Phillips County, Desha County, Lincoln County, Jefferson County, Lonoke County


Arkansas County, AR Vital Records

Where can find Arkansas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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 Arkansas County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Arkansas Co. Birth CertificatesMarriage CertificatesDivorce CertificatesDeath Certificate  to mail.


Arkansas County, AR Census Records

What Arkansas County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Arkansas 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.

Arkansas Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Arkansas Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Arkansas Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Arkansas 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


Arkansas County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Arkansas County Courthouse
in DeWitt

What genealogical records can I find in the Arkansas County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Arkansas 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 101 Court Square, DeWitt, 72042 or 302 South College, Stuttgart, 72160 , unless otherwise noted. 


Arkansas County Courthouse
in Stuttgart
  • Arkansas County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 265-8010
    • Court Records: 1819
    • Land Records: 1808
  • Arkansas County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 265-8000
    • Marriage Records: 1839 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1819
  • Arkansas County Revenue Commissioner's Office
    • Phone: (870) 946-1795
  • BLM Land Records

Arkansas County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Arkansas Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Arkansas Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Arkansas Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Arkansas Co. AR General and History Websites

Arkansas Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Arkansas Co. AR Military Records

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