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White County, Arkansas
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White County, Arkansas Facts

When was White County, AR Created?
White County was established on October 23, 1835 and was formed from Pulaski CountyJackson County and Independence County.

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

What counties are adjacent to White County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Independence CountyJackson CountyWoodruff CountyPrairie CountyLonoke CountyFaulkner CountyCleburne County.

White County, AR Vital Records

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

White County, AR Census Records

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

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

White County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

White County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of White 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 White 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 300 N. Spruce St., Searcy 72143; 501-279-6200, unless otherwise noted.

White County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

White Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

White Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

White Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

White Co. AR General and History Websites

White Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

White Co. AR Military Records