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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
The [http://argenweb.net/marion/marioncoinfo/marion-co-ar-courthouse-info.html ARGenweb Project] has information on The Burning of the Courthouse, How to Order Copies from the Courthouse and more.  
[http://www.arkansasties.com/Marion/CourtHouse/Courthouse.htm Marion County Courthouse]<br>Hwy 62; PO Box 545<br>Yellville, AR 72687<br>Phone: 870.449.6226 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land&nbsp; records from 1888
The ARGenweb Project has information on The Burning of the Courthouse, How to Order Copies from the Courthouse and more. <br><ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.</ref>
== History  ==
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
*Men from this county served in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union]])<sup>1</sup> and the&nbsp; [[7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry]].<sup>2</sup><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>1</sup>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)'' (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987).<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>2</sup>.Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry'' (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas, 1988.<br>
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Revision as of 21:44, 13 December 2012

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Marion County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Marion County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Founded November 3, 1835
County Seat Yellville
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County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
Hwy 62; PO Box 545
Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: 870.449.6226

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land  records from 1888

The ARGenweb Project has information on The Burning of the Courthouse, How to Order Copies from the Courthouse and more.


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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

  • 1835--Marion County was created 3 November 1835 from Izard County. County seat: Yellville [3]

Boundary Changes

Timeline of Marion Co's history including boundary changes.

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Link to available resources for Marion Co: argenweb.net/marion/resources/index.html


Link to cemetery location maps and cemeteries in Marion Co: argenweb.net/marion/cemetery/index.html. Before Bull Shoals Dam was built the Corp of Engineers inventoried and moved many cemeteries. A list of the cemeteries moved, information from tombstones and information on the cemetery the interments were moved to are found in this section. Pleasant Ridge cemetery's burials and, when available, obituaries are also found here.

Census Records

Abstracts of Marion Co Census Records: argenweb.net/marion/census/index.html



Family Genealogies

Family lines & history: argenweb.net/marion/census/index.html

Genealogy Society & Society Newsletters

Link to Genealogy Society: argenweb.net/marion/historicalsociety.html and society's Newsletter argenweb.net/marion/bramblebush/index.html


Index to Deed Records: argenweb.net/marion/transcribedrecords/deedindexes.htm

Original land owners & plats: argenweb.net/marion/maps/landowners/index.html


Family History Centers

Local Histories

Transcription of Earl Berry's "History of Marion County, AR": argenweb.net/marion/history/index.html


Maps: argenweb.net/marion/maps/index.html


Marriage information taken from old newspapers and those submitted by individuals: argenweb.net/marion/marriage/howtoqry.htm


Civil War

     1Allen, Desmond Walls. The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987).

     2.Allen, Desmond Walls. The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas, 1988.


Abstracts from Mt Echo Newspapers: argenweb.net/marion/newspapers/index.html


Link to obituaries: marion/obits/index.html. Includes obituaries or death information found in early newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s, plus current obituaries beginning in 2000.


Photos of individuals, families, unknown people, places, etc: argenweb.net/marion/photos/index.html

Post Offices

History of Marion Co's Post Offices: argenweb.net/marion/marioncoinfo/marion-co-ar-post-offices.html


Stories & Miscellaneous Information

A hodge-podge of stories & miscellaneous information about Marion Co: argenweb.net/marion/stories/index.html



Townships - formation and changes: argenweb.net/marion/marioncoinfo/marion-co-ar-post-offices.html

Transcribed Records

All kinds of records that have been transcribed and indexed: argenweb.net/marion/transcribedrecords/index.html

Vital Records

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).