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''[[United States|[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 ]United States ]] > [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] > Washington County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington_County,_Arkansas|Washington County]]''  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>280 N College Ave #300<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Phone: 501.444.1711 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and <br>probate records from 1828; Clerk Circuit Court<br>has divorce, court and land records; City Libarian<br>has cemetery records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.  
 
Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.  
  
==== &nbsp;&nbsp; Parent County  ====
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==== Parent County  ====
  
 
*'''1828--'''Washington County was created 17 October 1828&nbsp;from [[Crawford County, Arkansas|Crawford]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Fayetteville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
*'''1828--'''Washington County was created 17 October 1828&nbsp;from [[Crawford County, Arkansas|Crawford]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Fayetteville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Washington County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Washington County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Elkins<br>Elm Springs<br>Farmington<br>Fayetteville<br>Goshen<br>Greenland<br>Johnson<br>Lincoln<br>Prairie Grove<br>Springdale<br>Tontitown<br>West Fork<br>Winslow<br><br>
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Elkins<br>Elm Springs<br>Farmington<br>Fayetteville<br>Goshen<br>Greenland<br>Johnson<br>Lincoln<br>Prairie Grove<br>Springdale<br>Tontitown<br>West Fork<br>Winslow<br><br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/cemetery/cem-index.html Cemeteries of Washington County] - Index and Transcriptions - &nbsp;Washington County ARGenWeb,  
 
[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/cemetery/cem-index.html Cemeteries of Washington County] - Index and Transcriptions - &nbsp;Washington County ARGenWeb,  
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53502&CScn=combs+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Combs Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158706 Confederate Cemetery] ], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=1611 Fayetteville National Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2189437&CScn=harrell+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Harrell Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=54605&CScn=joyce+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Joyce Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1143894&CScn=mount+salem+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Mount Salem Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55896&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 1], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55895&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 2], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=55928 Roberson Cemetery]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288801014109_661" />,&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=56509 Tharp Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=2340 Walker Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=462478&CScn=whitehouse+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Whitehouse Cemetery],&nbsp; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=56952&CScnty=164&CSsr=221& Zion Cemetry]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53502&CScn=combs+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Combs Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158706 Confederate Cemetery] ], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=1611 Fayetteville National Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2189437&CScn=harrell+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Harrell Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=54605&CScn=joyce+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Joyce Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1143894&CScn=mount+salem+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Mount Salem Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55896&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 1], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55895&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 2], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=55928 Roberson Cemetery]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288801014109_661" />,&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=56509 Tharp Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=2340 Walker Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=462478&CScn=whitehouse+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Whitehouse Cemetery],&nbsp; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=56952&CScnty=164&CSsr=221& Zion Cemetry]  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/fayetteville.htm Churches in Fayetteville AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288801524219_305" />
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*[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
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/springdale.htm Churches in Springdale, AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Archives/CircuitClerk.htm Records Inventory &amp; Retention Schedule<br>Circuit Clerk &amp; Recorder]<br><br>
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*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Archives/CircuitClerk.htm Records Inventory &amp; Retention Schedule<br>Circuit Clerk &amp; Recorder]
 
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Federal Land Patents],&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/land/washingt.txt Homestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives,&nbsp; [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 Land Records 1834-1991], [http://www.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/land.asp?grantor=o%27bryan&grantee=&date= Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903 ]  
 
[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Federal Land Patents],&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/land/washingt.txt Homestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives,&nbsp; [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 Land Records 1834-1991], [http://www.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/land.asp?grantor=o%27bryan&grantee=&date= Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903 ]  
  
[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 <br>]
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[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War''''' =====
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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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Washington County on page 191.]  
 
*''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, Washington County on page 191.]  
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
  
===== '''''Mexican War''''' =====
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===== Mexican War  =====
  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/MexiWarRoster.html Fayetteville Roster Mexican War]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington County ARGenWeb
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/MexiWarRoster.html Fayetteville Roster Mexican War]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington County ARGenWeb
  
===== '''''Civil War''''' =====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.
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*November 28, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar004.htm Cane Hill] also known as Canehill, Boston Mountains<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).</ref><br>
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*December 7, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Prairie Grove] also known as Fayetteville<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012).</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
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<br> Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County. <br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)]].<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]].<ref>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) ''(Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987)</ref>&nbsp;
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Washington/confederateindex.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Washington County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington County ARGenWeb
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====== County Civil War Sources  ======
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/cwbios.html Arkansas Civil&nbsp;War Biographies]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington&nbsp;County ARGenWeb&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arpgcudc/ United Daughters of Confederacy]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Prairie Grove, AR
 
* ==== Civil War Battle Fought In Washington County ====
 
  
November 28, 1862 = Cane Hill also known as Canehill, Boston Mountains
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Washington/confederateindex.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Washington County] - Washington County ARGenWeb <br>
  
Battle information from [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm#ga Civil War Battle Summaries by State], by the Heritage Preservation Services.
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/cwbios.html Arkansas Civil War Biographies] - Washington County ARGenWeb <br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arpgcudc/ United Daughters of Confederacy] - Prairie Grove, Arkansas<br>
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State Civil War Sources<br>
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See [[Arkansas in the Civil War|Arkansas in the Civil War]]<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Times]  
 
*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Times]  
 
*[http://www.freeweekly.com/ Fayetteville Free Weekly]  
 
*[http://www.freeweekly.com/ Fayetteville Free Weekly]  
*[http://www.nwaonline.net/ Springdale Morning News]
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*[http://www.nwaonline.net/ Springdale Morning News]  
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*[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/obituary.asp Obituary Records: 1868-2010] | Courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library | This index covers three newspapers: Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville Weekly Democrate and the Fayetteville Daily Democrate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Schools ====
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[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/school.asp School Records Index ]covers early 1900s and is courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/marriages.html Washington County Marriages] -&nbsp; submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/marriages.html Washington County Marriages] -&nbsp; submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb  
*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Information/Marriage/MarriageDocumentSearch.asp?S=Y Washington County Archive Marriage Record Search, 1845-1941]
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*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Information/Marriage/MarriageDocumentSearch.asp?S=Y Washington County Archive Marriage Record Search, 1845-1941]  
 
*[http://www.genwed.com/arkansas/armarriages3.htm Arkansas Marriage Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; GenWed.com  
 
*[http://www.genwed.com/arkansas/armarriages3.htm Arkansas Marriage Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; GenWed.com  
 
*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa30.html 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson  
 
*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa30.html 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson  
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**Springdale, Arkansas
 
**Springdale, Arkansas
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*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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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. <br>  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Washington/ Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Washington/ Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

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Washington County, Arkansas
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Founded October 17, 1828
County Seat Fayetteville
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County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
280 N College Ave #300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 501.444.1711

County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and
probate records from 1828; Clerk Circuit Court
has divorce, court and land records; City Libarian
has cemetery records[1]

History

Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Parent County

  • 1828--Washington County was created 17 October 1828 from Crawford County.  County seat: Fayetteville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Washington County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Elkins
Elm Springs
Farmington
Fayetteville
Goshen
Greenland
Johnson
Lincoln
Prairie Grove
Springdale
Tontitown
West Fork
Winslow

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Washington County - Index and Transcriptions -  Washington County ARGenWeb,

Combs Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery ], Fayetteville National Cemetery, Harrell Cemetery, Joyce Cemetery, Mount Salem Cemetery, Reese Cemetery 1, Reese Cemetery 2, Roberson CemeteryTharp Cemetery, Walker Cemetery, Whitehouse CemeteryZion Cemetry

Church

Court

Land

Federal Land PatentsHomestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908  -  USGenWeb Washington County Archives,  Land Records 1834-1991, Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903

[1]

Local Histories

Maps

Gold Bug Historic Maps -  reflect changes in county

Interactive Battle Map for Arkansas

Military

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, Washington County on page 191.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Mexican War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.


Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County.

- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union).
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union).[5] 
County Civil War Sources

State Civil War Sources

See Arkansas in the Civil War

Newspapers

Probate

Schools

School Records Index covers early 1900s and is courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012).
  5. Allen, Desmond Walls. The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987)