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Montgomery County, Arkansas
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Montgomery County, Arkansas Facts

When was Montgomery County, AR Created?
Montgomery County was established on December 9, 1842 and was formed from Hot Spring County.

What is the County Seat of Montgomery County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Mount Ida (first county seat was in a community called Montgomery, moved to Salem in 1850, that same year, it moved to Mount Ida) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Yell CountyGarland CountyHot Spring CountyClark CountyPike CountyPolk CountyScott County.

Montgomery County, AR Vital Records

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

Montgomery County, AR Census Records

What Montgomery County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Montgomery County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

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

Montgomery County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Montgomery County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 105 Highway 270 East, Mount Ida 71957; 870-867-3114, unless otherwise noted.

  • Montgomery County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 867-3521
    • Court Records: 1845
    • Land Records: 1845
  • Montgomery County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 867-3521
    • Marriage Records: 1845
    • Probate Records: 1845
  • BLM Land Records

Montgomery County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Montgomery Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Montgomery Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. AR General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. AR Military Records