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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Baxter_County,_Arkansas|Baxter County]]''
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'''Baxter County''' <br>[[Image:Morning on the Buffalo River (2).jpg|thumb|right|150px|<center>Morning on the Buffalo River which runs throught four Counties in Arkansas</center>]]  
  
Guide to '''Baxter County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Baxter County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| <center>'''County QuickStart:'''</center>
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:*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]
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:*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  
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<br><br>{{DCARbutton}} {{Infobox U.S. County
  
 
| county = Baxter County
 
| county = Baxter County
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| seat wl = Mountain Home
 
| seat wl = Mountain Home
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| building address = [http://www.baxtercounty.org/clerk.php Baxter County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>1 E 7th Street<br>Mountain Home, AR 72653<br>Phone: 870.425.3475<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.baxtercounty.org/clerk.php Baxter County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>1 E 7th Street<br>Mountain Home, AR 72653<br>Phone: 870.425.3475 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, land and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.</ref>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1874
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| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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[http://www.baxtercounty.org/clerk.php Baxter County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>1 E 7th Street<br>Mountain Home, AR 72653<br>Phone: 870.425.3475 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, land and court records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.</ref>
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==== Government and Related Websites  ====
  
== History  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="3" | <center>'''County Government and other Local Websites'''</center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Baxter County-clerk.net] (unofficial site)
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| width="60%" | Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
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| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Baxter.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
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| width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1873--'''Baxter County was created 24 March 1873 from [[Fulton County, Arkansas|Fulton]], [[Izard County, Arkansas|Izard]], [[Marion County, Arkansas|Marion]], and [[Searcy County, Arkansas|Searcy]] Counties.
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*'''1873--'''Baxter County was created 24 March 1873 from [[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Fulton]], [[Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy|Izard]], [[Marion County, Arkansas Genealogy|Marion]], and [[Searcy County, Arkansas Genealogy|Searcy]] Counties.
  
'''County seat:''' Mountain Home <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''County seat:''' Mountain Home <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Baxter County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Baxter, Big Flat|place|disp=Big Flat}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Baxter, Buffalo City|place|disp=Buffalo City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Baxter, Cotter|place|disp=Cotter}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Baxter, Gassville|place|disp=Gassville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Baxter, Greenwood Township|place|disp=Greenwood Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Baxter, Mountain Home|place|disp=Mountain Home}}
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Fulton County, Arkansas|Fulton]]  
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[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Fulton]] {{•}} [[Howell County, Missouri Genealogy|Howell County, Missouri]] [[Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy|Izard]] {{•}} [[Marion County, Arkansas Genealogy|Marion]] {{•}} [[Ozark County, Missouri Genealogy|Ozark County, Missouri]] {{•}} [[Searcy County, Arkansas Genealogy|Searcy]] {{•}} [[Stone County, Arkansas Genealogy|Stone]]  
*[[Howell County, Missouri|Howell County, Missouri]]  
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<center>{{ARBaxter County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Izard County, Arkansas|Izard]]  
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*[[Marion County, Arkansas|Marion]]  
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=== Genealogy Resources  ===
*[[Ozark County, Missouri|Ozark County, Missouri]]  
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*[[Searcy County, Arkansas|Searcy]]  
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==== Research Guides  ====
*[[Stone County, Arkansas|Stone]]
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Baxter County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Baxter County</center>
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>
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| width="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" | <center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=95&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=66 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=95 Find A Grave] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=66 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/baxter.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/baxter-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/baxter/baxterco.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/baxter/baxterco.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/baxter/ ARGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/baxter/baxter.htm RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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'''More cemetery lists'''
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Baxter/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Baxter|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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**Also [[Baxter County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Baxter+county+Arkansas=Baxter+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Baxter County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{AR Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Guardianship  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-VM3%3A353223801%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1873-1949] Baxter County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}
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**Includes Accounts 1874-1889; Administration records 1873-1944; Guardian records 1890-1949; Wills 1873-1931.
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{AR Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
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*Cothren, Zac. "Baxter County Courthouse," ''Baxter County history'' - v. 31-32 (2005-2006) - v. 31, no. 2 (Apr./June 2005).
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE75357 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*Fleming, Louise. "The good old days in Baxter County," ''Baxter County history'' - v. 31-32 (2005-2006) - v. 31, no. 4 (Oct./Dec. 2005).
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE75357 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*Messick, Mary Ann. ''History of Baxter County, 1873-1973''. Mountain Home, Arkansas:Montain Home Chamber of Commerce, c1973.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2198278 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*Andrewson, Jane Messick. "Post offices in Baxter County," ''Baxter County history - v. 31-32 (2005-2006) - v. 31, no. 2 (Apr./June 2005).''
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE75357 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*Acklin, Emmit Dolan. "Slaves &amp; free blacks in this area 1819-1900" ''Baxter County history - v. 31-32 (2005-2006) - v. 32, no. 2 (Apr./June 2006).''
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE75611 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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==== History Timeline  ====
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Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Baxter County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture].  <ref>Jane Andrewson, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' ([http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=747&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=] : accessed 2016 01 07), “Baxter County.”</ref>
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*1808 - The Osage relinquished their claims to this area to the United States.
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*Most of the pioneers moving into the area before the Civil War were from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
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*1819 - The county’s earliest recorded town was Big Clarkridge.
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*Baxter was not yet a county during the Civil War
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*1873 - March 24 - Governor Baxter formed Baxter County.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Baxter}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{AR Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-VM3%3A353223801%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1873-1949] Baxter County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}
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**Includes Accounts 1874-1889; Administration records 1873-1944; Guardian records 1890-1949; Wills 1873-1931.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AR Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1837 - 1957''' — {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch Historical Records] — Free; Index
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*'''1873 - 1921''' - Baxter County Marriage Index 1873-1921 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiarkansasad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1873 - 1921''' - Baxter County Marriage Index 1873-1921 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Death =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers ]]<br>
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
*[[Mountain Home Arkansas Family History Center|Mountain Home Arkansas Family History Center]]<br>
 
**Mountain Home, Arkansas
 
  
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{{Template:AR Vitals More Records|Baxter|335293}}
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Baxter|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Baxter+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=baxter+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]
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| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county
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| Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies_and_Libraries|Local libraries]] and [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]] may suggest other catalogs</center>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Mountain Home Arkansas Family History Center|Mountain Home Arkansas Family History Center]]100 Western Hills DR., Mountain Home, AR 72653 United States
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==== Societies  ====
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[http://www.baxtercountyhistory.org/ Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society] Baxter County Heritage Center<br> 808 South Baker Street<br> Mountain Home, AR<br> Telephone: 870.425.2551
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*Their website links to: [http://www.baxtercountyhistory.org/SheriffsBiographiesProject.cfm Sheriffs Biographies]; [http://www.baxtercountyhistory.org/Visit.cfm Archival Program], which includes County, Township, and Local Government Records, School Records, Birth, Marriage and Death Records and much more.
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Baxter County, Arkansas''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://argenweb.net/baxter/ USGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/baxter/baxterco.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Baxter/ resources at RootsWeb ]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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== Web Sites ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to Baxter County, Arkansas''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Baxter/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties CyndisList] (no link for Baxter County)
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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Latest revision as of 23:26, 20 June 2017

United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.pngBaxter County
Morning on the Buffalo River which runs throught four Counties in Arkansas

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

County QuickStart:


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Online Records
Baxter County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Baxter County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 24, 1873
County Seat Mountain Home
Courthouse
ArkansasBaxterCourthouse.jpg
Address Baxter County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
1 E 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870.425.3475


County Courthouse

Baxter County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
1 E 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870.425.3475

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, land and court records.[1]

Beginning years for Baxter County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1873 1914* 1874 1876 1874
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Government and Related Websites

County Government and other Local Websites
County-clerk.net (unofficial site) Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
PublicRecords.com (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records


History

Parent County

County seat: Mountain Home [3]

Boundary Changes

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.


Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Fulton  • Howell County, Missouri Izard  • Marion  • Ozark County, Missouri  • Searcy  • Stone

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Online Baxter County, Arkansas cemeteries
from state and national resources
Search for names of people
in Baxter County
Get a list of cemeteries
(then click to names of people)
Find printed records
(Often more complete)
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
  • Find A Grave Click Search for a Cemetery on the right, click All Countries - click United States, click State, click County and search.

More cemetery lists

Census

Church Records

Court

Guardianship

Genealogy

Land and Property

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.

  • Cothren, Zac. "Baxter County Courthouse," Baxter County history - v. 31-32 (2005-2006) - v. 31, no. 2 (Apr./June 2005).
  • Fleming, Louise. "The good old days in Baxter County," Baxter County history - v. 31-32 (2005-2006) - v. 31, no. 4 (Oct./Dec. 2005).
  • Messick, Mary Ann. History of Baxter County, 1873-1973. Mountain Home, Arkansas:Montain Home Chamber of Commerce, c1973.
  • Andrewson, Jane Messick. "Post offices in Baxter County," Baxter County history - v. 31-32 (2005-2006) - v. 31, no. 2 (Apr./June 2005).
  • Acklin, Emmit Dolan. "Slaves & free blacks in this area 1819-1900" Baxter County history - v. 31-32 (2005-2006) - v. 32, no. 2 (Apr./June 2006).

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 Baxter County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [4]

  • 1808 - The Osage relinquished their claims to this area to the United States.
  • Most of the pioneers moving into the area before the Civil War were from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • 1819 - The county’s earliest recorded town was Big Clarkridge.
  • Baxter was not yet a county during the Civil War
  • 1873 - March 24 - Governor Baxter formed Baxter County.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

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


Occupations

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes
Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Baxter County, Arkansas Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Baxter County, Arkansas Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. For towns, click here.
WorldCat Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
Arkansas History Commission Select the county Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
Local libraries and Arkansas Archives and Libraries may suggest other catalogs

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society Baxter County Heritage Center
808 South Baker Street
Mountain Home, AR
Telephone: 870.425.2551

  • Their website links to: Sheriffs Biographies; Archival Program, which includes County, Township, and Local Government Records, School Records, Birth, Marriage and Death Records and much more.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Baxter County, Arkansas
USGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
resources at RootsWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Baxter County, Arkansas
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList (no link for Baxter County) Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Social networking sites pertaining to Baxter County, Arkansas Genealogy
genealogy.com Baxter County, AR Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Baxter County Message Board

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Jane Andrewson, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, ([1] : accessed 2016 01 07), “Baxter County.”
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.
  6. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.