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Guide to '''Scott 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
  
| county = Scott County
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|organized=  November 5,  1833
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|county seat= Waldron
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|parent county= [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]], [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]], and [[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pope]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[LeFlore County, Oklahoma Genealogy|LeFlore (OK)]]
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|county2= [[Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county3= [[Montgomery County, Arkansas Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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|county4= [[Polk County, Arkansas Genealogy|Polk]]
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|county5= [[Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sebastian]]
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|county6= [[Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy|Yell]]</br><center>[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Scott}}
  
| state = Arkansas
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'''Scott County Courthouse'''<br>100 W 1 St Ste 1; <br>Waldron, AR 72958<br>Phone: 501.637.2155<br>[http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Scott%20County Scott County Website]<br><br>County and and Circuit Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1882.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
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=== Scott 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" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott 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" |1882
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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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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| founded year = 1833
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1882'''  A courthouse fire on 22 May 1882 destroyed all county records.<br><br>
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| founded date = November 5
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Scott}}
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*'''1833--'''Scott County was created 5 November 1833&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]], [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]], and [[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pope]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Waldron<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 = Waldron
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| adoption_sign = Adoption ARGenWeb
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Scott}}
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The following are locations in Scott County, Arkansas:
  
[http://www.arkansasties.com/Scott/Courthouse.htm Scott County Courthouse]<br>100 W 1 St Ste 1; <br>Waldron, AR 72958<br>Phone: 501.637.2155 <br><br>County and and Circuit Clerk has marriave, divorce, <br>probate, land and court records from 1882<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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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Scott}}
  
== History  ==
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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 Scott County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Wes Goodner, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=805&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, 2016), “Scott County.”</ref>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Scott}}
  
*'''1833--'''Scott County was created 5 November 1833&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]], [[Crawford County, Arkansas|Crawford]], and [[Pope County, Arkansas|Pope]] Counties.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Scott}}
  
'''County seat: '''Waldron <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/scott-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Scott County, Arkansas] (1891) published by Southern Publishing Company are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
  
See an interactive map of Scott County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Scott}}
  
Courthouse fire on 22 May 1882 destroyed all previous county records.  
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Scott 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=156&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, change the name, then "Search"
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=51&lm=s&last=smith&fm=s&first= Arkansas Gravestones] Change the name, then "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] Change the name, then "Search" (Statewide, many counties nil)
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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, Scott|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://worldcat.org/search?q=Scott+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search World Cat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Scott 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=156 Find A Grave]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/scott.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/scott-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/scott/cem.htm USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/scott/cem4.htm ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/scott/scott.htm RootsWeb]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Select the county and cemetery. Not all counties are included.
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Select the county and cemetery.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Arkansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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[http://www.argenweb.net/scott/cem4.htm Scott County AR Cemeteries]
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{AR Census Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Scott}}
  
*[[LeFlore County, Oklahoma|LeFlore County, Oklahoma]]
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=== Directories ===
*[[Logan County, Arkansas|Logan]]
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{{AR Directories Intro|Scott}}
*[[Montgomery County, Arkansas|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Polk County, Arkansas|Polk]]
 
*[[Sebastian County, Arkansas|Sebastian]]
 
*[[Yell County, Arkansas|Yell]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Scott}}
  
[http://argenweb.net/scott/cem.htm Scott County AR Cemeteries]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
  
==== Military  ====
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*''History of Scott County, Arkansas'' by Henry Grady McCutchen. [https://archive.org/details/historyofscottco00mccu Available on Archive.org]
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*O'Nale, John Paul. ''Slavery in Scott County, Arkansas''. Arkansas&nbsp;: s.n., 19--
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3730345 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*'''''Memphis riots and massacres'''''. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1866. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29845 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Scott}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARScott County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
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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 Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-scott-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Scott County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Scott}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Scott}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{AR Revolutionary War Intro|Scott}}
  
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Scott County on page 191.]''<br>''
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Scott County on page 191.]''<br>''
  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Scott}}
  
*Men from this county served in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<sup>1</sup>.<br>
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*'''History of Scott County, Arkansas''' by Henry Grady McCutchen [https://archive.org/stream/historyofscottco00mccu#page/37/mode/1up Chapter VI]
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>1</sup>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry'' ''(Union) Infantry'' (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987).<br>
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{{AR Civil War Regiments|Scott}}
  
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:- [[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Company H
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:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]], Companies A and I
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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>, Company E
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Scott}}
  
[http://argenweb.net/scott/will.htm Scott County AR Will Book A, 1882 - 1918, Index]
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Scott}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Scott}}
  
[http://argenweb.net/scott/marrindex.htm Scott County AR Marriages]
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Scott}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Scott}}
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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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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Scott}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Scott}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Scott}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Scott}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Scott}}
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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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*'''1882 - 1958''' - Scott County Marriage Books A-I Index 1882-1958 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,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
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*'''1882 - 1926''' - Scott County Marriage Books A-D Index 1882-1926 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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*[http://argenweb.net/scott/marrindex.htm Scott County AR Marriages] at ARGenWeb
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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Scott}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Scott}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Scott}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{AR Archives Intro|Scott}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Scott}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Scott}}
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Scott}}
  
*[http://argenweb.net/scott/ Scott County ARGenWeb] Has cemeteries, marriages, biographies, photographs, census indexes, many other county records.
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== Websites ==
*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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{{AR Websites Intro|Scott}}
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Scott|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Scott/ Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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* [http://argenweb.net/scott/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/scott/scott.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/Scott/ 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/Scott/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/scott/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194669|Arkansas|Scott}}- 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|Scott}}
  
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}} {{Arkansas-stub}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Scott_County,_Arkansas]]
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Scott_County,_Arkansas]][[Category:Arkansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:21, 3 October 2017

United States
Arkansas
Scott County
 

Guide to Scott 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: Waldron
Organized: November 5, 1833
Parent County(s): Pulaski, Crawford, and Pope[1]
Neighboring Counties
LeFlore (OK)  • Logan  • Montgomery  • Polk  • Sebastian  • Yell
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasScottCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-scott.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Scott County Courthouse
100 W 1 St Ste 1;
Waldron, AR 72958
Phone: 501.637.2155
Scott County Website

County and and Circuit Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1882.[2]

Scott County, Arkansas

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1882 1914* 1882 1882 1882
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss

1882 A courthouse fire on 22 May 1882 destroyed all county records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1833--Scott County was created 5 November 1833 from Pulaski, Crawford, and Pope Counties.
  • County seat: Waldron[4]

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 Scott County, Arkansas:

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 Scott County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

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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 of Scott County, Arkansas by Henry Grady McCutchen. Available on Archive.org
  • O'Nale, John Paul. Slavery in Scott County, Arkansas. Arkansas : s.n., 19--
  • Memphis riots and massacres. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1866. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

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Revolutionary War

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Scott County on page 191.]

Civil War

  • History of Scott County, Arkansas by Henry Grady McCutchen Chapter VI

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

- 1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate), Company H
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers (Confederate), Company D
- 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate), Companies A and I
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[6], Company E

Online Records

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Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wes Goodner, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=805&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, 2016), “Scott County.”
  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, accessed 18 April 2013.
  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.