Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy

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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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Pope County, Arkansas
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Facts
Founded November 2, 1829
County Seat Russellville
Courthouse
Address Pope County Courthouse
100 W Main Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: 501.968.6064
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County Courthouse

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


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]

  1. 1829-1830 -- A temporary county seat was established at the home of John Balinger on the Arkansas River.
  2. 1830 -- The county seat was established at old Norristown.  No county buildings were built there.
  3. 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. 
  4. After the log Courthouse burned, court was held in churches until a brick Courthouse was constructed on the Dover town square.
  5. May 16, 1888 -- 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.
Beginning Dates for Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1831




History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pope County boundary changes.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There has been no record loss in Pope County.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

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.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Naturalization

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:


Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

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. 70.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  4. Ronald R. Bass, History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996), p. 12 FHL book 976.7 M2ba
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  6. 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.
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