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Columbia County, Arkansas
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Columbia County, Arkansas Facts

When was Columbia County, AR Created?
Columbia County was established on December 17, 1852 and was formed from LaFayette CountyHempstead CountyOuachita County and Union County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Columbia County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Nevada CountyOuachita CountyUnion CountyClaiborne Parish, Louisiana, Webster Parish, Louisiana, Lafayette County

Columbia County, AR Vital Records

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

Columbia County, AR Census Records

What Columbia County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Columbia County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

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

Columbia County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Columbia County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Court Square, Magnolia 71753; 870-234-2542, unless otherwise noted.

Columbia County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Columbia Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Columbia Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Columbia Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Columbia Co. AR General and History Websites

Columbia Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Columbia Co. AR Military Records