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Searcy County, Arkansas Facts

When was Searcy County, AR Created?
Searcy County was established on December 13, 1838 and was formed from Marion County.

What is the County Seat of Searcy County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Marshall (The first county seat was at Lebanon, it moved to Marshall in 1856) and in addition the county government website is www.arcounties.org/

What counties are adjacent to Searcy County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Marion County, Baxter County, Stone County, Van Buren County, Pope County, Newton County, Boone County.


Searcy County, AR Vital Records

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


Searcy County, AR Census Records

What Searcy County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Searcy 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.

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


Searcy County, AR Courthouse and Government Records


Searcy County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Searcy 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 Searcy 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, Marshall 72650; 870-448-3554, unless otherwise noted. 

  • Searcy County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 448-3807
    • Court Records: 1881
    • Land Records: 1866
  • Searcy County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 448-3807
    • Marriage Records: 1881 
    • Probate Records: 1881
  • BLM Land Records

Searcy County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Searcy Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Searcy Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Searcy Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Searcy Co. AR General and History Websites

Searcy Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Searcy Co. AR Military Records

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