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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Clark County was created by the legislature of Missouri Territory, 15 December, 1818. It was named for the territorial governor, William Clark. At its creation it included most of the present counties of Clark, Hot Spring, Garland, Pike and Dallas. <br>
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The Caddo, Little Missouri and Ouachita rivers flow through the county. Clark County has hilly terrain in the north, and rolling, pine-covered hills in the south. DeGray Lake, located in the northern part of the county, along with DeGray State Park, attracts a half million visitors each year. <br>
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The county seat, Arkadelphia, is home to two universities, Ouachita Baptist and Henderson State.<br>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1818--'''Clark County was created 15 December 1818&nbsp;from [[Arkansas_County,_Arkansas|Arkansas]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Arkadelphia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1818--'''Clark County was created 15 December 1818&nbsp;from [[Arkansas County, Arkansas|Arkansas]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Arkadelphia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Boarder with Pulaski changed 30 October 1823
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*Union County created in 1829
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*Hot Spring County created in 1829
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*Pike County created in 1833
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*Dallas County created in 1845
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*Boarder with Hot Spring and Dallas changed 3 April 1868
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*Part of Clark added to Pike 22 April 1873
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*Boarder with Montgomery changed 24 April 1873
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*Boarder with Pike changed 8 March 1877<br>
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==

Revision as of 17:01, 10 May 2010

United States  > Arkansas > Clark County

County Courthouse

History

Clark County was created by the legislature of Missouri Territory, 15 December, 1818. It was named for the territorial governor, William Clark. At its creation it included most of the present counties of Clark, Hot Spring, Garland, Pike and Dallas.

The Caddo, Little Missouri and Ouachita rivers flow through the county. Clark County has hilly terrain in the north, and rolling, pine-covered hills in the south. DeGray Lake, located in the northern part of the county, along with DeGray State Park, attracts a half million visitors each year.

The county seat, Arkadelphia, is home to two universities, Ouachita Baptist and Henderson State.

Parent County

  • 1818--Clark County was created 15 December 1818 from Arkansas County.  County seat: Arkadelphia [1]

Boundary Changes

  • Boarder with Pulaski changed 30 October 1823
  • Union County created in 1829
  • Hot Spring County created in 1829
  • Pike County created in 1833
  • Dallas County created in 1845
  • Boarder with Hot Spring and Dallas changed 3 April 1868
  • Part of Clark added to Pike 22 April 1873
  • Boarder with Montgomery changed 24 April 1873
  • Boarder with Pike changed 8 March 1877

Record Loss


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Amity
  • Arkadelphia
  • Caddo Valley
  • Gum Springs
  • Gurdon
  • Okolona
  • Whelen Springs
Census Districts
  • Alpine
  • Barringer
  • Beirne
  • Bethel
  • Boswell
  • Burtsell
  • Central
  • Clear Spring
  • Curtis
  • Daleville
  • De Gray
  • Dobyville
  • Fendley
  • Graysonia
  • Griffithtown
  • Halfway
  • Haretown
  • Hollywood
  • Joan
  • Kansas
  • Knoxville
  • Lenox
  • Love Creek
  • Majors
  • Meeks Settlement
  • Pike Junction
  • Red Springs
  • Richwoods
  • Shakertown
  • Smithton
  • Smyrna
  • Sycamore
  • Trace
  • Vaden
Communities
  • Gravel Junction
  • Midway
Historical Communities
  • Adams
  • Antoine
  • Anvil
  • Ashton (or Joslyn)
  • Atlee
  • Beech Creek
  • Bradsha
  • Copeland Ridge
  • Elm Point
  • Flanagans
  • Greenville
  • Gurdon Junction
  • Hardages
  • Hearn
  • Hebron
  • Keyton
  • Leard
  • Manchester
  • Mill Creek
  • Raymond
  • Reeves
  • Rome
  • Scotts
  • Shawmut
  • Sloan
  • Tate
  • Terre Noir
  • Tupelo Springs
  • Weaver


Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Federal Census reports are available for 1830-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.

For more information about the using the census in Arkansas please refer to the Arkansas Census page.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Clark County School Districts Map availalbe through Documenting Arkansas, an online digital archive.

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Statewide registration of births and deaths began 1 February 1914, and have a limited availability through the Arkansas Vital Records Department of the Arkansas Health Department. The Arkansas History Commission keeps an alphabetical listing of deaths in Arkansas dating from 1914 through 1949, but they do not have the actual death records.

Arkansas Vital Records also has marriage records dating from January 1917 and divorce records dating from January 1923.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).