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Hot Spring County, Arkansas
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Hot Spring County, Arkansas Facts

When was Hot Spring County, AR Created?
Hot Spring County was established on November 2, 1829 and was formed from Clark County.

What is the County Seat of Hot Spring County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Malvern (The first county seat was at Rockport until 1879 when it moved to Malvern.) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hot Spring County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Garland CountySaline CountyGrant CountyDallas CountyClark County (south & west), Montgomery County.

Hot Spring County, AR Vital Records

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

Hot Spring County, AR Census Records

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

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

Hot Spring County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Hot Spring County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Hot Spring County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Hot Spring 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 Hot Spring 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 Locust Streets, Malvern 72104, 501-332-2261, unless otherwise noted.

  • Hot Spring County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (501) 332-2281
    • Court Records: 1843
    • Land Records: 1831
  • Hot Spring County Clerk 
    • Phone: (501) 332-2291
    • Marriage Records: 1825
    • Probate Records: 1839
  • BLM Land Records

Hot Spring County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Hot Spring Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hot Spring Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Hot Spring Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hot Spring Co. AR General and History Websites

Hot Spring Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hot Spring Co. AR Military Records