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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
Hempstead County Courthouse<br> PO Box 1420 <br>Hope, AR 71801-1420<br> Phone: 870.777.2241 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probater records from 1823<br>and land records from 1900  
[http://www.hempsteadcountyar.com/ Hempstead County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 1420 <br>Hope, AR 71801-1420<br>Phone: 870.777.2241 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probater records from 1823<br>and land records from 1900<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</ref>
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 19:53, 15 October 2012

Hempstead County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Founded December 15, 1818
County Seat Hope
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County Courthouse

Hempstead County Courthouse
PO Box 1420
Hope, AR 71801-1420
Phone: 870.777.2241

County Clerk has marriage and probater records from 1823
and land records from 1900[1]


Parent County

  • 1818--Hempstead County was created 15 December 1818 from Arkansas County. County seat: Hope [2] Its existence predates the state of Akansas which was admitted to the union in 1836. Hempstead County was part of the Missouri Territory from 1818 to 1819 and part of the Arkansas Territory from 1819 to 1836.

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  • Cemeteries are found on the Hempstead ARGenweb site, the Hempstead Archives website and the Findagrave website.


1820 is missing




Local Histories



Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Hempstead County on page 191.]




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).