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Randolph County, Arkansas Facts

When was Randolph County, AR Created?
Randolph County was established on October 29, 1835 and was formed from Lawrence County.

What is the County Seat of Randolph County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Pocahontas (The first county seat was at Black Rock, then it was moved to Bettis Bluff, in 1836, the seat was moved to Pocahantas) and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/

What counties are adjacent to Randolph County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Oregon County, Missouri, Ripley County, Missouri, Clay County, Greene County, Lawrence County, Sharp County.


Randolph County, AR Vital Records

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


Randolph County, AR Census Records

What Randolph County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Randolph County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

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


Randolph County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Randolph County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Randolph 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 Randolph 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 107 West Broadway, Pocahontas 72455; 870-892-5264, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Randolph County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 892-5522
    • Court Records: 1820
    • Land Records: 1836
  • Randolph County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 892-5822
    • Marriage Records: 1837
    • Probate Records: 1839
  • BLM Land Records

Randolph County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Randolph Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Randolph Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Randolph Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Randolph Co. AR General and History Websites

Randolph Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Randolph Co. AR Military Records

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