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Lee County, Arkansas Facts

When was Lee County, AR Created?
Lee County was established on April 17, 1873 and was formed from Phillips County, Monroe County, Crittenden County and St. Francis County.

What is the County Seat of Lee County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Marianna and in addition the county government website is www.leegov.com

What counties are adjacent to Lee County, AR?
Bordering Counties are St. Francis County, Crittenden County, Tunica County, Mississippi, Phillips County, Monroe County.


Lee County, AR Vital Records

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


Lee County, AR Census Records

What Lee County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940. Lee Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Lee Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Lee 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


Lee County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Lee County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lee 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 Lee 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 15 East Chestnut Street, Marianna 72360; 870-295-7700, unless otherwise noted. 


Lee County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lee Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lee Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Lee Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lee Co. AR General and History Websites

Lee Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lee Co. AR Military Records

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