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Johnson County, Arkansas
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Johnson County, Arkansas Facts

When was Johnson County, AR Created?
Johnson County was established on November 16, 1833and was formed from Pope County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Johnson County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Newton CountyPope CountyLogan CountyFranklin CountyMadison County.

Johnson County, AR Vital Records

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

Johnson County, AR Census Records

What Johnson County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Johnson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

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

Johnson County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Johnson County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Johnson 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 Johnson 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 215 West Main Street, Clarksville 72830; 479-754-2175, unless otherwise noted.

  • Johnson County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (479) 754-2977
    • Court Records: 1841
    • Land Records: 1836
  • Johnson County Clerk 
    • Phone: (479) 754-3967
    • Marriage Records: 1855
    • Probate Records: 1844
  • BLM Land Records

Johnson County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Johnson Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Johnson Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Johnson Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Johnson Co. AR General and History Websites

Johnson Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Johnson Co. AR Military Records