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Sharp County, Arkansas
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Sharp County, Arkansas Facts

When was Sharp County, AR Created?
Sharp County was established on July 18, 1868 and was formed from Lawrence County. Other county boundry changes occured when Part of Independence annexed 21 April 1873, line with Independence defined 11 February 1875, line with Izard changed 9 March 1877, part annexed to Lawrence 21 March 1917, part of Lawrence annexed to Sharp 24 March 1917.

What is the County Seat of Sharp County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Ash Flat and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Sharp County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Oregon County, Missouri, Randolph CountyLawrence CountyIndependence CountyIzard CountyFulton County.

Sharp County, AR Vital Records

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

Sharp County, AR Census Records

What Sharp County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Sharp County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

Sharp Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Sharp Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Sharp 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

Sharp County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Sharp County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Sharp 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 Sharp 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 718 Ash Flat Drive, Ash Flat 72513; 870-994-7338, unless otherwise noted.

  • Sharp County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (870) 994-7361
    • Court Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1880
  • Sharp County Clerk 
    • Phone: (870) 994-7361
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Probate Records: 1880
  • BLM Land Records

Sharp County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Sharp Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Sharp Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Sharp Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Sharp Co. AR General and History Websites

Sharp Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Sharp Co. AR Military Records