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Lincoln County, Arkansas
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Lincoln County, Arkansas Facts

When was Lincoln County, AR Created?
Lincoln County was established on March 28 1871 and was formed from Arkansas CountyBradley CountyDesha CountyDrew County and Jefferson County.

What is the County Seat of Lincoln County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Star City (first county seat was Cane Creek Church until 1871) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lincoln County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson CountyArkansas CountyDesha CountyDrew CountyCleveland County.

Lincoln County, AR Vital Records

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

Lincoln County, AR Census Records

What Lincoln County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lincoln County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

Lincoln Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Lincoln Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Lincoln 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

Lincoln County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Lincoln County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 300 South Drew Street, Star City 71667; 870-628-4147, unless otherwise noted.

  • Lincoln County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 628-3154
    • Court Records: 1871
    • Land Records:1871
  • Lincoln County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 628-5114
    • Marriage Records:1871
    • Probate Records:1871
  • BLM Land Records

Lincoln County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lincoln Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lincoln Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Lincoln Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lincoln Co. AR General and History Websites

Lincoln Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lincoln Co. AR Military Records