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Drew County, Arkansas
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Drew County, Arkansas Facts

When was Drew County, AR Created?
Drew County was established on November 26, 1846 and was formed from Desha County and Bradley CountyChicot County and Union County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Drew County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Lincoln CountyDesha CountyChicot CountyAshley CountyBradley CountyCleveland County.

Drew County, AR Vital Records

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

Drew County, AR Census Records

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

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

Drew County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Drew County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Drew 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 Drew 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 210 S. Main Street, Monticello 71655; 870-460-6200, unless otherwise noted.

  • Drew County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 460-6250
    • Court Records: 1847
    • Land Records:1847
  • Drew County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 460-6260
    • Marriage Records:1847
    • Probate Records:1847
  • BLM Land Records

Drew County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Drew County Historical Society404 S. Main St., Monticello, Ar, 71655, phone number 870-367-7446: The Drew County Historical Society meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 P.m. at the First Methodist Church. Address mail to the Drew County Museum located 404 S. Main St. 404 S. Main St phone number 870-367-7446. The Drew County museum is open Friday’s from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Sat and Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. The Drew County Historical Society publishes a Journal every year . The cost of the Journal is $10.00. There are some past issues of the Journal still available. The Southeast AR Genealogy Society meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Drew County Library at 10:00A.M. president Mrs. Virginia Grizzell .
  • Arkansas History Commission, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501.682.6900
  • Arkansas Genealogical Society, 1411 Shady Grove Road, P.O. Box 908, Hot Springs, AR 71902-0908
  • Arkansas Historical Association, 416 Old Main, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701; 479-575-5884

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

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

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Drew Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

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Drew Co. AR Military Records