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Craighead County, Arkansas Facts

When was Craighead County, AR Created?
Craighead County was established on February 19,1859 and was formed from Mississippi CountyGreene County and Poinsett County.

What is the County Seat of Craighead County, AR?
The County has dual county seats with courthouses in Jonesboro and Lake City and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Craighead County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Greene CountyDunklin County, Missouri, Mississippi CountyPoinsett CountyJackson CountyLawrence County.

Craighead County, AR Vital Records

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

Craighead County, AR Census Records

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

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

Craighead County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Craighead 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 Craighead 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 511 S. Main Street, Jonesboro 72401 or 107 Cobean Blvd., Lake City 72437; 870-933-4500, unless otherwise noted.

Craighead County Courthouse in Lake City

Craighead County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Craighead Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Craighead Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Craighead Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Craighead Co. AR General and History Websites

Craighead Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Craighead Co. AR Military Records