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Little River County, Arkansas
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Little River County, Arkansas Facts

When was Little River County, AR Created?
Little River County was established on March 5, 1867 and was formed from Hempstead County and Sevier County. Other county boundry changes occured when Part annexed to Miller 30 March 1915.

What is the County Seat of Little River County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Ashdown (county seat was originally at Foreman, moved to Rocky Comfort in 1868, it was moved to Richmond in 1880 and then Ashdown) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Little River County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Sevier CountyHoward CountyHempstead CountyMiller CountyBowie County, Texas, McCurtain County, Oklahoma.

Little River County, AR Vital Records

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

Little River County, AR Census Records

What Little River County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Little River County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

Little River Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Little River Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Little River 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

Little River County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Little River County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Little River County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Little River 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 Little River 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 351 North Second, Ashdown 71822; 870-898-7202, unless otherwise noted.

Little River County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Little River Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Little River Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Little River Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Little River Co. AR General and History Websites

Little River Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Little River Co. AR Military Records