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Calhoun County, Arkansas Facts

When was Calhoun County, AR Created?
Calhoun County was established on December 6, 1850 and was formed from Dallas CountyOuachita County and Union County. Other county boundry changes occured when Part added to Union County and Bradley County by Act of 19 November 1862.

What is the County Seat of Calhoun County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Hampton and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Calhoun County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Dallas CountyCleveland CountyBradley CountyUnion CountyOuachita County.

Calhoun County, AR Vital Records

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

Calhoun County, AR Census Records

What Calhoun County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Calhoun County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

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

Calhoun County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Calhoun County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 Second & Main Streets, Hampton 71744; 870-798-4818, unless otherwise noted.

  • Calhoun County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 798-2517
    • Court Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1851
  • Calhoun County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 798-2517
    • Marriage Records: 1851
    • Probate Records: 1880
  • BLM Land Records

Calhoun County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Calhoun Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Calhoun Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Calhoun Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Calhoun Co. AR General and History Websites

Calhoun Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Calhoun Co. AR Military Records