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Van Buren County, Arkansas
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Van Buren County, Arkansas Facts

When was Van Buren County, AR Created?
Van Buren County was established on November 11, 1833 and was formed from Independence CountyClark County and Izard County.

What is the County Seat of Van Buren County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Clinton and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Van Buren County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Searcy CountyStone CountyCleburne CountyFaulkner CountyConway CountyPope County.

Van Buren County, AR Vital Records

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

Van Buren County, AR Census Records

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

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

Van Buren County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Van Buren County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Van Buren County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Van Buren 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 Van Buren 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 451 Main Street, Clinton 72031; 501-745-2443, unless otherwise noted.

  • Van Buren County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (501) 745-4140
    • Court Records: 1859
    • Land Records: 1855
  • Van Buren County Clerk 
    • Phone: (501) 745-4140
    • Marriage Records: 1859
    • Probate Records: 1859
  • BLM Land Records

Van Buren County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Van Buren Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Van Buren Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Van Buren Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Van Buren Co. AR General and History Websites

Van Buren Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Van Buren Co. AR Military Records