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Dallas County, Arkansas
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Dallas County, Arkansas Facts

When was Dallas County, AR Created?
Dallas County was established on January 1, 1845 and was formed from Clark County and Bradley County.

What is the County Seat of Dallas County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Fordyce (Princeton was the county seat until the Iron Mountain and St. Louis railroad diverted the population to Fordyce and Malvern. The seat was then moved to Fordyce) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Dallas County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Grant CountyCleveland CountyCalhoun CountyOuachita CountyClark CountyHot Spring County.

Dallas County, AR Vital Records

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

Dallas County, AR Census Records

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

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

Dallas County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Dallas County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Third and Oak Streets, Fordyce 71742; 870-352-3371, unless otherwise noted.

  • Dallas County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 352-2307
    • Court Records: 1845
    • Land Records: 1843
  • Dallas County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 352-2307
    • Marriage Records: 1845
    • Probate Records: 1845
  • BLM Land Records

Dallas County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Dallas Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dallas Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Dallas Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dallas Co. AR General and History Websites

Dallas Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dallas Co. AR Military Records