Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy

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Faulkner County

Guide to Faulkner County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Conway
Organized: April 12, 1873
Parent County(s): Pulaski and Conway[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cleburne  • Conway  • Lonoke  • Perry  • Pulaski  • Van Buren  • White
See County Maps
Location Map
Woolly Hollow State Park, Faulkner County, Missouri by Justin Fisher

County Information


County Courthouse

Faulkner County Courthouse
801 Locust Street;
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: 501.450.4910
Faulkner County Website

County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1873.[2]

Faulkner County, Arkansas

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1873 1914* 1873 1873 1873
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss

Despite a courthouse fire, no record loss was reported.

Boundary Changes

  • 1873--Faulkner County was created 12 April 1873 from Pulaski and Conway Counties. 
  • County seat: Conway[4]

For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Faulkner County, Arkansas:

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Faulkner County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

  • 1722 - The first European explorers in the area were the group traveling with Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe, who traveled up the Arkansas River from Arkansas Post (Arkansas County).
  • 1818-1828 - The northwest section of Faulkner County was included in a Cherokee reservation.
  • 1834 - Many Native Americans died from cholera and were buried in Cadron in early 1834. Fear of the disease caused many settlers to abandon Cadron; no community now exists in that location.
  • 1873 April 12 - Faulkner County was one of nine counties established by the Republican state legislature during Reconstruction.
  • 1878 - Holy Ghost Fathers mission society brought in Roman Catholic settlers from Germany.


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Faulkner, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Arkansas Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Barney

County Church Records

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes



  • Probate Records 1873-1950 Faulkner County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds 1873-1910; County Court records 1873-1900; Dockets 1874-1886; Executor bonds 1874-1950; Guardian bonds 1873-1908; Letters of administration 1873-1919 and 1941; Letters of guardianship 1873-1918; Letters of testamentary 1874-1949; Probate record index 1873-1880; Probate records 1873-1889; Wills 1879-1926.

Land and Property Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

  • The history of Faulkner County, Arkansas by Alexander McPherson. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2007. Online at FamilySearch Catalog (Free)
  • Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland, and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas. Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • Pine Mountain Americans. By Ruff Haydn. New York: Hobson Book Press, 1947. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Maps and Gazetteers

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Faulkner CountyWhite CountyPrairie CountyLonoke CountyPulaski CountySaline CountyPerry CountyConway CountyVan Buren CountyCleburne CountyJackson CountyWoodruff CountyMonroe CountyArkansas CountyJefferson CountyGrant CountyHot Spring CountyGarland CountyPope CountyNewton CountySearcy CountyStone CountyIndependence CountyARFaulkner.JPG


Military Records

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship


Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Other Records


Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records





Research Facilities


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.




P.O. Box 731
Conway, Arkansas 72033
(501) 329-5918

Valley Genealogy Society Researchers interested in CONWAY, FAULKNER, PERRY, POPE, YELL AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES.
Farm Bureau Building
201 E. Shady Lane
Morrilton, Arkansas


  • ARGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • RootsWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Steven Teske, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=767&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Faulkner County.”
  6. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.