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Clark County, Arkansas
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Clark County, Arkansas Facts

When was Clark County, AR Created?
Clark County was established on December 15, 1818 and was formed from Arkansas County .

What is the County Seat of Clark County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Arkadelphia (the first county seat was at the home of Jacob Barkman until 1825 when it was moved to Biscoeville. In 1827, the government moved to Adam Stroud’s home and then to Greenville in 1830 before settling at Arkadelphia in 1842) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Clark County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Hot Spring CountyDallas CountyOuachita CountyNevada CountyPike CountyMontgomery County.

Clark County, AR Vital Records

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

Clark County, AR Census Records

What Clark County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Clark County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

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

Clark County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Clark County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Clark 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 Clark 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 401 Clay Street, Arkadelphia 71923; 870-246-5847, unless otherwise noted.

Clark County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Clark Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clark Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Clark Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clark Co. AR General and History Websites

Clark Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clark Co. AR Military Records