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Pope County, Arkansas
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Pope County, Arkansas Facts

When was Pope County, AR Created?
Pope County was established on November 2, 1829 and was formed from Crawford County.

What is the County Seat of Pope County, AR?
The County Seat is located in  Russellville (the county seat was at Scotia in 1830, moved to Dwight Mission, then to Norristown on the Arkansas River (no longer exists), Dover in 1841, and finally Russellville in 1887) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Pope County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Newton CountySearcy County & Van Buren CountyConway CountyYell CountyLogan CountyJohnson County.

Pope County, AR Vital Records

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

Pope County, AR Census Records

What Pope County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pope County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

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

Pope County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Pope County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Pope 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 Pope 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 100 West Main Street, Russellville 72801; (479) 968-7487, unless otherwise noted.

Pope County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Pope Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pope Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Pope Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pope Co. AR General and History Websites

Pope Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pope Co. AR Military Records