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:''This article is about a county in eastern Arkansas. For other uses, see [[Arkansas (disambiguation)|Arkansas (disambiguation)]].''
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Arkansas|Arkansas]]&nbsp;&gt; Arkansas County'' <br> {{Adoption ARGenWeb}}
 
 
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas_County,_Arkansas|Arkansas County]]''
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.arcocircuitclerk.com/ Arkansas County Courthouse]<br>101 Court Square<br>DeWitt, AR 72042<br>Phone: 870.946.4349 <br><br>County Clerk has probate records from 1809 <br>and marriage records from 1838; Clerk Circuit<br>Court has land records, divorce and court records<br>from 1803 and military discharge records from 1917<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.</ref>
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1813--'''Arkansas County was created 31 December 1813. '''County seat:''' DeWitt. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Its existence predates the state of Akansas which was admitted to the union in 1836. Arkansas County was created from [[New Madrid County, Missouri|New Madrid County]], Missouri Territory. Arkansas County was part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] from 1813 to 1819 and part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_Territory Arkansas Territory] from 1819 to 1836.
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'''1813--'''Arkansas County was created 31 December 1813. '''County seat:''' DeWitt. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Its existence predates the state of Akansas which was admitted to the union in 1836. Arkansas County was created from [[New Madrid County, Missouri|New Madrid County]], Missouri Territory. Arkansas County was part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] from 1813 to 1819 and part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_Territory Arkansas Territory] from 1819 to 1836.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Arkansas County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
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See an interactive map of Arkansas County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War service men from Arkansas County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Arkansas County.  
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Civil War service men from Arkansas County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Arkansas County.  
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Arkansas County:
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*June 17, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar002.htm Saint Charles]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August, 2012)</ref>
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*January 9-11, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar006.htm Arkansas Post] also known as Fort Hindman<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 26 April 2012).</ref> <br>
  
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:[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ar Arkansas Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes newspapers for Arkansas County.<br>
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ar Arkansas Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes newspapers for Arkansas County.<br>  
  
 
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Revision as of 19:08, 15 October 2012

This article is about a county in eastern Arkansas. For other uses, see Arkansas (disambiguation).


Arkansas County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Arkansas County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 31, 1813
County Seat DeWitt
Courthouse
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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Arkansas County

County Courthouse

Arkansas County Courthouse
101 Court Square
DeWitt, AR 72042
Phone: 870.946.4349

County Clerk has probate records from 1809
and marriage records from 1838; Clerk Circuit
Court has land records, divorce and court records
from 1803 and military discharge records from 1917[1]

History

Parent County

1813--Arkansas County was created 31 December 1813. County seat: DeWitt. [2] Its existence predates the state of Akansas which was admitted to the union in 1836. Arkansas County was created from New Madrid County, Missouri Territory. Arkansas County was part of the Missouri Territory from 1813 to 1819 and part of the Arkansas Territory from 1819 to 1836.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Arkansas County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

1810 and 1820 are missing.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Arkansas County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Arkansas County.

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Arkansas County:

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Newspapers

Arkansas Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes newspapers for Arkansas County.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Townships and Cities

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 26 April 2012).
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