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Poinsett County, Arkansas Facts

When was Poinsett County, AR Created?
Poinsett County was established on February 28, 1838 and was formed from Greene County and St. Francis County.

What is the County Seat of Poinsett County, AR?
The County Seat is located in  Harrisburg (the first county seat was at Bolivar and was moved to Harrisburg in 1856) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Poinsett County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Craighead CountyMississippi CountyCrittenden CountyCross CountyJackson County.

Poinsett County, AR Vital Records

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

Poinsett County, AR Census Records

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

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

Poinsett County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Poinsett County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Poinsett 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 Poinsett 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 401 Market Street, Harrisburg 72432; 870-578-5333, unless otherwise noted.

Poinsett County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Marked Tree Historical Society, P.O. Box 72, Marked Tree, AR 72365; 870-358-4998
  • Marked Tree Delta Area Museum, P.O. Box 72, Marked Tree, AR 72365
  • Poinsett County Historical and Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 504, Harrisburg, Arkansas 72432; 870-578-0057 or 870-227-1048; Family Histories Photographs, Obituaries, Cemeteries, Church Records, Maps, Gen Jeff Thompson Field Notes Office/Civil War.
  • Arkansas History Commission, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201; 501.682.6900
  • Arkansas Genealogical Society, 1411 Shady Grove Road, P.O. Box 908, Hot Springs, AR 71902-0908
  • Arkansas Historical Association, 416 Old Main, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701; 479-575-5884

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

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

Poinsett Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Poinsett Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Poinsett Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Poinsett Co. AR General and History Websites

Poinsett Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Poinsett Co. AR Military Records