Marion County, Arkansas Genealogy

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

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Marion County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Facts
Founded November 3, 1835
County Seat Yellville
Courthouse
Address Marion County Courthouse
Hwy 62; PO Box 545
Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: 870.449.6226
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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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Beginning Dates for Marion County, Arkansas Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1888


1888
1888

History

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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.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Townships

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

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

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

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

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

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

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

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

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

Local Histories

Maps

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.

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

Military

Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

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


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

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1947-1964 - Marion County Birth Index 1947-1964. Batch C750734 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
Marriage
Death

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.

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  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).
  4. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  5. Desmond Walls Allen, The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988) FHL book 976.7 M22adw
  6. 6.0 6.1 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.
  7. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.