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Baxter County, Arkansas
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Baxter County, Arkansas Facts

When was Baxter County, AR Created?
Baxter County was established on March 24 1873 and was formed from Fulton CountyIzard CountyMarion County and Searcy County. Other county boundry changes occured when Line between Izard and Fulton defined 16 October 1875, line with Marion changed 9 March 1881.

What is the County Seat of Baxter County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Mountain Home and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Baxter County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Ozark County, Missouri,, Fulton CountyIzard CountyStone CountySearcy CountyMarion County.

Baxter County, AR Vital Records

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

Baxter County, AR Census Records

What Baxter County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Baxter County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

Baxter Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Baxter Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Baxter 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

Baxter County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Baxter County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Baxter County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Baxter County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Arkansas courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Arkansas residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Baxter County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Arkansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at #1 East Seventh Street, Mountain Home 72653; 870-425-2755, unless otherwise noted.

Baxter County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Baxter Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Baxter Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Baxter Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Baxter Co. AR General and History Websites

Baxter Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Baxter Co. AR Military Records