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Fulton County, Arkansas Facts

When was Fulton County, AR Created?
Fulton County was established on December 21, 1842 and was formed from Izard County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Fulton County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Ozark County, Missouri, Howell County, Missouri, Oregon County, Missouri, Sharp CountyIzard CountyBaxter County.

Fulton County, AR Vital Records

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

Fulton County, AR Census Records

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

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

Fulton County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Fulton County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Fulton 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 Fulton 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 123 South Main, Salem 72576; 870-895-3341, unless otherwise noted.

  • Fulton County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 895-3310
    • Court Records: 1870
    • Land Records: 1870
  • Fulton County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 895-3310
    • Marriage Records: 1887
    • Probate Records: 1870
  • BLM Land Records

Fulton County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Fulton Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Fulton Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Fulton Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fulton Co. AR General and History Websites

Fulton Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fulton Co. AR Military Records