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Crittenden County, Arkansas
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Crittenden County, Arkansas Facts

When was Crittenden County, AR Created?
Crittenden County was established on October 22, 1825 and was formed from Phillips County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Crittenden County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Mississippi CountyTipton County, Tennessee, Shelby County, Tennessee, DeSoto County, Mississippi, Tunica County, Mississippi, Lee CountySt. Francis County & Cross CountyPoinsett County.

Crittenden County, AR Vital Records

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

Crittenden County, AR Census Records

What Crittenden County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Crittenden County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

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

Crittenden County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Crittenden County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Crittenden 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 Crittenden 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 ?, unless otherwise noted.

  • Crittenden County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 739-3248
    • Court Records: 1839
    • Land Records: 1826
  • Crittenden County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 739-4434
    • Marriage Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1826
  • BLM Land Records

Crittenden County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Crittenden Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Crittenden Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Crittenden Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Crittenden Co. AR General and History Websites

Crittenden Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Crittenden Co. AR Military Records