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Sevier County, Arkansas
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Sevier County, Arkansas Facts

When was Sevier County, AR Created?
Sevier County was established on October 17, 1828 and was formed from Hempstead County and Miller County (Old).

What is the County Seat of Sevier County, AR?
The County Seat is located in De Queen (the first county seat was at Paraclifta in 1828, second was Lockesburg in 1871.) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Sevier County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Polk CountyHoward CountyHempstead CountyLittle River CountyMcCurtain County, Oklahoma.

Sevier County, AR Vital Records

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

Sevier County, AR Census Records

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

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

Sevier County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Sevier County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Sevier 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 Sevier 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 115 North Third Street, DeQueen 71832; 870-642-2425, unless otherwise noted.

  • Sevier County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 584-3055
    • Court Records: 1829
    • Land Records: 1830
  • Sevier County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 642-2852
    • Marriage Records: 1829
    • Probate Records: 1830
  • BLM Land Records

Sevier County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Sevier Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Sevier Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Sevier Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Sevier Co. AR General and History Websites

Sevier Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Sevier Co. AR Military Records