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Marion County, Arkansas
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Marion County, Arkansas Facts

When was Marion County, AR Created?
Marion County was established on November 3, 1835 and was formed from Izard County.

What is the County Seat of Marion County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Yellville (a temporary county seat was held at the house of Thomas Adams) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Marion County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Ozark County, Missouri, Baxter CountySearcy CountyBoone CountyTaney County, Missouri.

Marion County, AR Vital Records

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

Marion County, AR Census Records

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

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

Marion County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Marion County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion County Courthouse, Yellville 72687; 870-449-6231, unless otherwise noted.

  • Marion County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 449-6226
    • Court Records: ?
    • Land Records: 1859
  • Marion County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 449-6226
    • Marriage Records: 1876
    • Probate Records:1886
  • BLM Land Records

Marion County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marion Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marion Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Marion Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marion Co. AR General and History Websites

Marion Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marion Co. AR Military Records