Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy

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Washington County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 17, 1828
County Seat Fayetteville
Courthouse



County Courthouse

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 [1]

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


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

November 28, 1862 = Cane Hill also known as Canehill, Boston Mountains

Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.

Newspapers

Probate

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).