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=== Description ===
Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth The county, formed on October 17, 1828, and was named for George Washington.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ark/wash/</ref>It is located in the first President northwest area of the United Statesstate.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washington County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Arkansas</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red BookHandybook for Genealogists: American State, County and Town SourcesUnited States of America'', 3rd 10th ed. (Salt Lake CityDraper, Utah: Ancestry Everton Pub., 20042002), 65-67Washington County, Arkansas. Page 71 {{WorldCat|5594786950140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|11857231049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 67.</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1834
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1828
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
=== Populated Places ===
{{AR Populated Places Intro|Washington}}
The following are locations in Washington County, Arkansas:
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://arkansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,143,c,washington.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washington County, Arkansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Arkansas, accessed 3 October 2018.</ref> {{populated places| cities-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins,_Arkansas Elkins]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Springs,_Arkansas Elm Springs] (partly in Benton County)*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmington,_Arkansas Farmington] *[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville,_Arkansas Fayetteville (county seat)]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen,_Arkansas Goshen]</div>| cities-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland,_Arkansas Greenland]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson,_Arkansas Johnson]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln,_Arkansas Lincoln]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Grove,_Arkansas Prairie Grove]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springdale,_Arkansas Springdale] (partly in Benton County)</div>| cities-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tontitown,_Arkansas Tontitown]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Fork,_Arkansas West Fork]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow,_Arkansas Winslow]</div>| towns-col1=| towns-col2=| towns-col3=| villages-col1=| villages-col2=| villages-col3=| unincorp-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati,_Arkansas Cincinnati]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canehill,_Arkansas Canehill]</div>| widthunincorp-col3="60%"<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summers,_Arkansas Summers]</div>|census-col1=| valigncensus-col2="top" width| census-col3="20%"|townships-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Boston]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brush_Creek_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Brush Creek]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Hill_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Cane Hill]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Center]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cove_Creek_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Cove Creek]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Crawford]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Durham]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Mills_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Dutch Mills]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Elkins] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins,_Arkansas Elkins])* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Springs_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Elm Springs] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Springs,_Arkansas Elm Springs])* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmington_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Farmington] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmington,_Arkansas Farmington])* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Fayetteville] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville,_Arkansas Fayetteville])* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Goshen] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen,_Arkansas Goshen])</div>| valigntownships-col2="top" width="20%"|<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Greenland] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland,_Arkansas Greenland])* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmon_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Harmon]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Illinois]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Johnson] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson,_Arkansas Johnson])*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee's_Creek_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Lee's Creek]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Lincoln] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln,_Arkansas Lincoln])*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litteral_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Litteral]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrs_Hill_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Mars Hill]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrow_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Morrow]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Prairie]* Prairie Grove([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Grove,_Arkansas Prairie Grove])*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Reed]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhea's_Mill_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Rhea's Mill]</div>| valigntownships-col3="top" width="20%"|<div>*Richland* Springdale(most of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springdale,_Arkansas Springdale])*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starr_Hill_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Starr Hill]* Tontitown(*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tontitown,_Arkansas Tontitown])*Valley* Vineyard*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedington_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Wedington]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Fork_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas West Fork] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Fork,_Arkansas West Fork])*White River* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Winslow] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow,_Arkansas Winslow])*Wyman</div>| defunct-townships-col1=|defunct-townships-col2=| defunct-townships-col3=| hist-townships-col1=| hist-townships-col2=| hist-townships-col3=| unorgan-col1=| unorgan-col2=| unorgan-col3=| ghost-col1=| ghost-col2=| ghost-col3=| uncategorized-col1=| uncategorized-col2=| uncategorized-col3=}}
=== History Timeline ===
=== Census Records ===
{{AR Census Intro|Washington}}
{{Historical populations|type = USA|heading = Census|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Arkansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] |1830 |2182|1840 |7148|1850 |9970|1860 |14673|1870 |17266|1880 |23844|1890 |32024|1900 |34256|1910 |33889|1920 |35468|1930 |39255|1940 |41114|1950 |49979|1960 |55797|1970 |77370|1980 |100494|1990 |113409|2000 |157715|2010 |203065}}
*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa30.html 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa40.html 1840 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
=== Church Records ===
{{AR Church Intro|Washington}}
*'''1875-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|2790263|Nebraska, Church Records, 1875-1899}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/fayetteville.htm Churches in Fayetteville AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/springdale.htm Churches in Springdale, AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{AR Maps Intro|Washington}}
{{AR NE Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{ARWashington, Arkansas Clickable NeighborsAR Washington County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
*[http://www.goldbug.com/ Gold Bug Historic Maps] -&nbsp; reflect changes in county boundaries
*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Interactive Battle Map] for Arkansas
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1890-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2126715|Arkansas Confederate Soldier Home,1890-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images only*[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Washington/confederateindex.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Washington County] - Washington County ARGenWeb
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/cwbios.html Arkansas Civil War Biographies] - Washington County ARGenWeb
*[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arpgcudc/ United Daughters of Confederacy] - Prairie Grove, Arkansas
Also see [[Arkansas in the Civil War|Arkansas in the Civil War]]
'''Online Probate Records
*'''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 $
*'''1829 - 1931''' - [httphttps://www.sampubco.com/wills/ar/arwashington01.htm Washington County Arkansas list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills - free
*'''1817 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — free images
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-K3J%3A353227201%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1829-1931] Washington County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections - free images
==== Birth ====
{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Washington}}
*'''1900 - 1953''' - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch {{IGI|C750893}} at FamilySearch - free.
==== Marriage ====
{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Washington}}
*'''1779-1966''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=ar%2carkansas Arkansas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1845 - 1941''' - [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Information/Marriage/MarriageDocumentSearch.asp?S=Y Washington County Archive Marriage Record Search, 1845-1941]
*'''1845 - 1922''' - Washington County Marriage Books D-R Index 1845-1922 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>
*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1887 - 1949''' - Washington County Marriage Books I-Z, A1-C1 Index 1887-1949 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>
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/marriages.html Washington County Marriages] -&nbsp; submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
*[http://www.genwed.com/arkansas/armarriages3.htm Arkansas Marriage Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; GenWed.com
==== Death ====
{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Washington}}
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/obits/obits.html Obituaries] submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
==== Divorce ====
{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Washington}}
== Research Facilities ==
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]*[[Springdale Arkansas Jones Family Center Family History Center]]
=== Libraries ===
* [http://www.argenweb.net/washington/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/washington.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20150517133303/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Washington/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Washington/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/washington/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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