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Lafayette County, Arkansas Facts

When was Lafayette County, AR Created?
Lafayette County was established on October 15, 1827 and was formed from Hempstead County.

What is the County Seat of Lafayette County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Lewisville and in addition the county government website is www.lafayettecounty.arkansas.gov

What counties are adjacent to Lafayette County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Hempstead County, Nevada County, Columbia County, Webster Parish, Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Miller County.


Lafayette County, AR Vital Records

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


Lafayette County, AR Census Records

What Lafayette County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lafayette County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

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


Lafayette County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Lafayette County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Courthouse Square, Lewisville 71845; 870-921-4858, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Lafayette County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 921-4878
    • Court Records: 1828
    • Land Records:1828
  • Lafayette County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 921-4633
    • Marriage Records:1828 
    • Probate Records:1828
  • BLM Land Records

Lafayette County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lafayette Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lafayette Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Lafayette Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lafayette Co. AR General and History Websites

Lafayette Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lafayette Co. AR Military Records

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