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See an interactive map of Lonoke County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].
 
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/lonoke-county/ Lonoke County, AR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Arkansas Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/150523158353289/ Arkansas Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Lonoke|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Lonoke|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  

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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Lonoke County

Guide to Lonoke County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Lonoke County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Lonoke County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 16, 1872
County Seat Lonoke
Courthouse
Address Lonoke County Courthouse
3rd & N Center Street
PO Box 431
Lonoke, AR 72086-0431
Phone: 501.676.2368


County Courthouse

Lonoke County Courthouse
3rd & N Center Street
PO Box 431
Lonoke, AR 72086-0431
Phone: 501.676.2368


County Clerk has marriage and probate records.[1]

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

History

Parent County

  • 1873--Lonoke County was created 16 April 1873 from Pulaski and Prairie  Counties. County seat: Lonoke [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

For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Arkansas  • Faulkner  • Jefferson  • Prairie  • Pulaski  • White

Lonoke CountyWhite CountyPrairie CountyFaulkner CountyGrant CountySaline CountyPulaski CountyCleveland CountyLincoln CountyJefferson CountyArkansas CountyMonroe CountyWoodruff CountyJackson CountyCleburne CountyVan Buren CountyDallas CountyIndependence CountyConway CountyDesha CountyARLonoke.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

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.

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture [1]

  • The lands of Lonoke County have been inhabited for 10,000 years but were sparsely populated for most of this period.
  • 1821 - The first known white settlement was on Moss Prairie, founded by Sampson Gray from Williamson County, Tennessee.
  • 1849 August 9 - To encourage more people to settle in Brownsville, an ad was placed in the Arkansas Gazette. It read, “The site is a beautiful and elevated situation and persons wishing to make an investment in town prosperity will do well to attend this sale."
  • 1865 - As the soldiers returned home from the Civil War, they found that land, homes, and businesses had been destroyed. They began the task of rebuilding homes and businesses and getting the land ready to plant crops for the next year.
  • 1873 April 16 - Governor Elisha Baxter signed the act creating Lonoke County from the parent counties Prairie and Pulaski.
  • 2010 - Lonoke County has had a steady increase in population from its very beginning and now (2010) tops 68,300.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Lonoke County, Arkansas Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Lonoke County, Arkansas Genealogy:


- 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers (Confederate), Company B

Naturalization

Newspapers

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


Occupations

Probate Records

  • Probate Records 1861-1949 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration records 1873-1884; Administration, executor and guardian dockets 1861-1886; Executor bonds and letters 1873-1949; Guardian records 1873-1892; Probate records 1873-1891; Wills 1873-1939.

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.
  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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.