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Guide to '''Pope County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Pope County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
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|organized=  November 2,  1829
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|county seat= Russellville
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|parent county= [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]]
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|county1= [[Conway County, Arkansas Genealogy|Conway]]
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|county2= [[Johnson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Johnson]]
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|county3= [[Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county4= [[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Newton]]
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|county5= [[Searcy County, Arkansas Genealogy|Searcy]]
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|county6= [[Van Buren County, Arkansas Genealogy|Van Buren]]
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|county7= [[Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy|Yell]]</br><center>[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
| county = Pope County
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Pope}}
  
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'''Pope County Courthouse'''<br>100 W Main Street<br>Russellville, AR 72801<br>Phone: 501.968.6064<br>[http://www.popecountyar.com/index.html Pope County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1831, county court records from 1857, voter and divorce records from 1965; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, land and military and court records. <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
| state = Arkansas
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=== Pope County, Arkansas ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1965
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1857
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1828
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1844
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
| founded year = 1829
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| founded date = November 2
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Pope}}
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*'''1829--'''Pope County was created 2 November 1829&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]] County.&nbsp;
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*'''County seat:''' Russellville<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
| seat wl = Russellville
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Pope}}
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The following are locations in Pope County, Arkansas:
  
| building address = [http://www.popecountyar.com/index.html Pope County Courthouse]<br>100 W Main Street<br>Russellville, AR 72801<br>Phone: 501.968.6064 <br>
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* Appleton
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*  Atkins
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*  Boiling Springs
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*  Caglesville
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*  Diamond
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*  Dover
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*  Freeman Springs
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*  Gabriel Glass Village
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*  Granny's Gap
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*  Gravel Hill
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*  Gunter Mountain
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*  Hector
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*  Leta
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*  Lost Corner
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*  London
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*  Moccasin Gap
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*  Moreland Point
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*  Remove Creek
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*  Pottsville
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*  Pisgah
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*  Rock Springs
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Russellville
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*  Scottsvile
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*  Treat
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*  Walnut Grove
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| adoption_sign = Adoption ARGenWeb
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Pope}}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Pope County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Caty Henderson, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=801&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, 2016), “Pope County.”</ref>
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*1829-1830 -- A temporary county seat was established at the home of John Balinger on the Arkansas River.
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*1830 -- The county seat was established at old Norristown.&nbsp; No county buildings were built there.
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*1840 -- The first Courthouse was built in Dover.&nbsp; It was built of logs and lasted until it was burned with no loss of records&nbsp;during the Civil War.&nbsp;
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*1840 -- After&nbsp;the log Courthouse&nbsp;burned, court was held in churches until a brick Courthouse was constructed on the Dover town square.
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*1888, May 16 -- The county seat was moved to Russellville, and Russellville's first couthouse was built in 1888.&nbsp; The present Pope County Courthouse was built in 1931.
  
[http://www.popecountyar.com/index.html Pope County Courthouse]<br>100 W Main Street<br>Russellville, AR 72801<br>Phone: 501.968.6064 <br>
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Pope}}
  
<br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1831, <br>county court records from 1857, voter and divorce records<br>from 1965; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, land and military&nbsp;<br>and court records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.</ref>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Pope}}
  
#1829-1830 -- A temporary county seat was established at the home of John Balinger on the Arkansas River.
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=== Biographies  ===
#1830 -- The county seat was established at old Norristown.&nbsp; No county buildings were built there.
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Pope}}
#1840 -- The first Courthouse was built in Dover.&nbsp; It was built of logs and lasted until it was burned with no loss of records&nbsp;during the Civil War.&nbsp;
 
#After&nbsp;the log Courthouse&nbsp;burned, court was held in churches until a brick Courthouse was constructed on the Dover town square.
 
#May 16, 1888 -- The county seat was moved to Russellville, and Russellville's first couthouse was built in 1888.&nbsp; The present Pope County Courthouse was built in 1931.
 
  
== History  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Pope}}
  
*'''1829--'''Pope County was created 2 November 1829&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Crawford County, Arkansas|Crawford]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Russellville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Pope County, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=150&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=46 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Pope|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Pope+county+Arkansas=Pope+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=150 Find A Grave]  Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=46 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/pope.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pope-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/pope/popecem.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/pope.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/pope/ ARGenWeb] Scroll down to Crossroads Cemetery
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/pope/pope.htm  RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{AR Census Intro|Pope}}
  
See an interactive map of Pope County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Pope}}
  
There has been no record loss in Pope County.
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Pope}}
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Pope}}
  
Appleton {{·}} Atkins {{·}} Boiling Springs {{·}} Caglesville {{·}} Diamond {{·}} Dover {{·}} Freeman Springs {{·}} Gabriel Glass Village {{·}} Granny's Gap {{·}} Gravel Hill {{·}} Gunter Mountain {{·}} Hector {{·}} Leta {{·}} Lost Corner {{·}} London {{·}} Moccasin Gap {{·}} Moreland Point {{·}} Remove Creek {{·}} Pottsville {{·}} Pisgah {{·}} Rock Springs {{·}} Russellville {{·}} Scottsvile {{·}} Treat {{·}} Walnut Grove
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Pope}}
  
*[[Conway County, Arkansas|Conway]]
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*Family biographies from [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/pope-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp The History of Pope County, Arkansas] (1891) published by Southern Publishing Company are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
*[[Johnson County, Arkansas|Johnson]]
 
*[[Logan County, Arkansas|Logan]]
 
*[[Newton County, Arkansas|Newton]]
 
*[[Searcy County, Arkansas|Searcy]]
 
*[[Van Buren County, Arkansas|Van Buren]]
 
*[[Yell County, Arkansas|Yell]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-JTL%3A353223101%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1830-1978] County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Executor bonds and letters 1870-1926; Guardian bonds and letters 1857-1882; Probate record index 1860-1900; Probate records 1844-1892; Will index 1830-1978.
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Land  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
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*Pope County Historical Association. History Book Committee. ''History of Pope County, Arkansas''. Winston-Salem, North Carolina : Jostens, c1981-1999.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE227021 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*Lemley, J. B..''Pope County historical articles''. Russellville, Arkansas : J.B. Lemley, 198-?.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE221350 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Pope}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARPope, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
==== Maps ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-pope-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1898 Pope County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Pope}}
  
===== ''Civil War''<br>  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Pope}}
  
*Men from this county served in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]],<sup>1</sup> and the [[31st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|31st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E.<sup>2</sup><br>
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Pope}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>1</sup><sup>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) Infantry'' (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987).</sup><br>  
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{{AR Civil War Regiments|Pope}}
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:- [[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Companies F and G
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]], Company B
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], 1st Company E
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:- [[31st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company E <ref>Ronald R. Bass, ''History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996), p. 12 {{FHL|783756|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M2ba}}</ref>
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:- [[35th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|35th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<ref>Desmond Walls Allen, ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. {{FHL|664007|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M28dc}}</ref>, Companies A, B, D, H, I, and L
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>2. Bass, Ronald R. ''History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1996) p. 12</sup><sup>.</sup><br>
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'''Online Records
  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Pope}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Pope}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Pope}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Pope}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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=== Probate Records ===
*[[Russellville Arkansas Family History Center|Russellville Arkansas Family History Center]]
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{{AR Probate Intro|Pope}}
**Russelville, Arkansas
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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'''Online Probate Records
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*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-JTL%3A353223101%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1830-1978] County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Executor bonds and letters 1870-1926; Guardian bonds and letters 1857-1882; Probate record index 1860-1900; Probate records 1844-1892; Will index 1830-1978.
  
*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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=== School Records ===
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Pope|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{AR Schools Intro|Pope}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Pope/ Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Pope}}
  
<references />
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Pope}}
  
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}} {{Arkansas-stub}}
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
  
[[Category:Pope_County,_Arkansas]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Pope}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Pope}}
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*'''1830 - 1952''' - Pope County Marriage Books A-Z and AA Index 1830-1952 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki.''</ref>
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*'''1830 - 1922''' - Pope County Marriage Books A-M Index 1830-1922 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Pope}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Pope}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Pope}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{AR Archives Intro|Pope}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Russellville Arkansas Family History Center]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Pope}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Pope}}
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Pope}}
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arrvgs/main_page.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External River Valley Genealogy Society] Researchers interested in CONWAY, FAULKNER, PERRY, POPE, YELL AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES.<br>
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Farm Bureau Building<br>
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201 E. Shady Lane<br>
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Morrilton, Arkansas
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== Websites ==
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{{AR Websites Intro|Pope}}
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* [http://argenweb.net/pope/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/pope/pope.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Pope/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Pope/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/pope/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194647|Arkansas|Pope}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{AR Research Guides Intro|Pope}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 18:20, 3 October 2017

United States
Arkansas
Pope County
 

Guide to Pope County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Russellville
Organized: November 2, 1829
Parent County(s): Crawford
Neighboring Counties
Conway  • Johnson  • Logan  • Newton  • Searcy  • Van Buren  • Yell
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasPopeCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Pope County Courthouse
100 W Main Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: 501.968.6064
Pope County Website

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1831, county court records from 1857, voter and divorce records from 1965;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, land and military and court records. [1]

Pope County, Arkansas

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1830 1965 1857 1828 1844
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1829--Pope County was created 2 November 1829 from Crawford County. 
  • County seat: Russellville[3]

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.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Pope County, Arkansas:

  • Appleton
  • Atkins
  • Boiling Springs
  • Caglesville
  • Diamond
  • Dover
  • Freeman Springs
  • Gabriel Glass Village
  • Granny's Gap
  • Gravel Hill
  • Gunter Mountain
  • Hector
  • Leta
  • Lost Corner
  • London
  • Moccasin Gap
  • Moreland Point
  • Remove Creek
  • Pottsville
  • Pisgah
  • Rock Springs
  • Russellville
  • Scottsvile
  • Treat
  • Walnut Grove

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Pope County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [4]

  • 1829-1830 -- A temporary county seat was established at the home of John Balinger on the Arkansas River.
  • 1830 -- The county seat was established at old Norristown.  No county buildings were built there.
  • 1840 -- The first Courthouse was built in Dover.  It was built of logs and lasted until it was burned with no loss of records during the Civil War. 
  • 1840 -- After the log Courthouse burned, court was held in churches until a brick Courthouse was constructed on the Dover town square.
  • 1888, May 16 -- The county seat was moved to Russellville, and Russellville's first couthouse was built in 1888.  The present Pope County Courthouse was built in 1931.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Pope County, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Arkansas Gravestones enter a name and click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Arkansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

  • Probate Records 1830-1978 County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Executor bonds and letters 1870-1926; Guardian bonds and letters 1857-1882; Probate record index 1860-1900; Probate records 1844-1892; Will index 1830-1978.

Land and Property Records

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.

  • Pope County Historical Association. History Book Committee. History of Pope County, Arkansas. Winston-Salem, North Carolina : Jostens, c1981-1999.
  • Lemley, J. B..Pope County historical articles. Russellville, Arkansas : J.B. Lemley, 198-?.

Maps and Gazetteers

Click on a neighboring county to go to the wiki page.
Pope CountyMadison CountyNewton CountySearcy CountyConway CountyFaulkner CountyVan Buren CountyStone CountyPerry CountyYell CountyScott CountyLogan CountyJohnson CountyFranklin CountyARPope.JPG

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Pope County served in various regiments and companies. Those listed below were specifically formed in this county:

- 1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate), Companies F and G
- 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate), Company B
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), 1st Company E
- 31st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company E [5]
- 35th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company H
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[6], Companies A, B, D, H, I, and L

Online Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

River Valley Genealogy Society Researchers interested in CONWAY, FAULKNER, PERRY, POPE, YELL AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES.
Farm Bureau Building
201 E. Shady Lane
Morrilton, Arkansas

Websites

  • ARGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • RootsWeb resources. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  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. Caty Henderson, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=801&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, 2016), “Pope County.”
  5. Ronald R. Bass, History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996), p. 12 FHL book 976.7 M2ba
  6. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  7. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.