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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] >Jefferson County''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jefferson County
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| county_map = Ar-jefferson.png
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| state = Arkansas
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| founded year = 1829
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| founded date =  November 2
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| seat wl = Pine Bluff
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| adoption_sign = Adoption ARGenWeb
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Jefferson County, Arkansas|Jefferson County]]''
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.jacksoncountyar.org/ Jefferson County Courthouse]<br>101 W Barraque Street<br>Pine Bluff, AR 71601<br>Phone: 870.541.5360 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1830 <br>and probate records from 1845; Clerk Circuit<br>Court has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Jefferson County was created 2 November 1829 from Arkansas &amp; Pulaski counties.  
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*'''1829--'''Jefferson County was created 2 November 1829 from [[Arkansas County, Arkansas|Arkansas]] and [[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]] counties.
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'''County seat: '''Pine Bluff <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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See an interactive map of Jefferson County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
==Places/Localities==
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== Places/Localities ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Arkansas County, Arkansas|Arkansas]]
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*[[Cleveland County, Arkansas|Cleveland]]
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*[[Grant County, Arkansas|Grant]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Arkansas|Lincoln]]
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*[[Lonoke County, Arkansas|Lonoke]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=540 Cherry Hill Cemetery, Richland]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=1356 Macedonia Cemetery, Pine Bluff]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=1630 New Hope Cemetery, Grady]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=2411 White's Cemetery, Pine Bluff]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Jefferson County.
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*October 25, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar011.htm Pine Bluff]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar011.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://pbjclibrary.state.ar.us/obits/obits.htm Obituary Indexes] from the following from 1866 to current time:
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*Pine Bluff Commercial
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*Pine Bluff Graphic
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*Pin Bluff News
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*Pine Bluff Eagle
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*White Hall Journal
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*Pine Bluff Dispatch
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*The Negro Spokesman
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*The Jefferson Republican
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*Weekly Echo
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194569&subject_disp=Arkansas%2C+Jefferson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 20:05, 15 October 2012

Jefferson County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 2, 1829
County Seat Pine Bluff
Courthouse
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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Jefferson County

County Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse
101 W Barraque Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: 870.541.5360

County Clerk has marriage records from 1830
and probate records from 1845; Clerk Circuit
Court has divorce, court and land records[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1829--Jefferson County was created 2 November 1829 from Arkansas and Pulaski counties.

County seat: Pine Bluff [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jefferson County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Jefferson County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Newspapers

Obituary Indexes from the following from 1866 to current time:

  • Pine Bluff Commercial
  • Pine Bluff Graphic
  • Pin Bluff News
  • Pine Bluff Eagle
  • White Hall Journal
  • Pine Bluff Dispatch
  • The Negro Spokesman
  • The Jefferson Republican
  • Weekly Echo

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.
  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)
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