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Scott County, Arkansas Facts

When was Scott County, AR Created?
Scott County was established on November 5, 1833 and was formed from Crawford County and Pope County.

What is the County Seat of Scott County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Waldron and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Scott County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Sebastian CountyLogan CountyYell CountyMontgomery CountyPolk CountyLe Flore County, Oklahoma.

Scott County, AR Vital Records

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

Scott County, AR Census Records

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

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

Scott County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Scott County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Scott 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 Scott 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 Courthouse Square, Waldron 72958; 479-637-2155, unless otherwise noted.

  • Scott County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (479) 637-2642
    • Court Records: 1882
    • Land Records: 1882
  • Scott County Clerk 
    • Phone: (479) 637-2642
    • Marriage Records: 1882
    • Probate Records: 1882
  • BLM Land Records

Scott County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Scott Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Scott Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Scott Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Scott Co. AR General and History Websites

Scott Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Scott Co. AR Military Records