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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.
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The county was named for George Washington.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ark/wash/</ref>
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It is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washington County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Arkansas</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major 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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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Arkansas. Page 71 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 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%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1834
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1834
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1828
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
| 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>
 
| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{AR Populated Places Intro|Washington}}
 
The following are locations in Washington County, Arkansas:
 
  
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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].
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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>
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* Elkins
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{{populated places
* Elm Springs
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* Farmington
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins,_Arkansas Elkins]
* Fayetteville
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Springs,_Arkansas Elm Springs] (partly in Benton County)
* Goshen
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmington,_Arkansas Farmington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville,_Arkansas Fayetteville (county seat)]
* Greenland
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen,_Arkansas Goshen]</div>
* Johnson
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* Lincoln
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland,_Arkansas Greenland]
* Prairie Grove
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson,_Arkansas Johnson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln,_Arkansas Lincoln]
* Springdale
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Grove,_Arkansas Prairie Grove]
* Tontitown
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springdale,_Arkansas Springdale] (partly in Benton County)</div>
* West Fork
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* Winslow
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tontitown,_Arkansas Tontitown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Fork,_Arkansas West Fork]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow,_Arkansas Winslow]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati,_Arkansas Cincinnati]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canehill,_Arkansas Canehill]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summers,_Arkansas Summers]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Boston]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brush_Creek_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Brush Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Hill_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Cane Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Center]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cove_Creek_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Cove Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Crawford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Durham]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Mills_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Dutch Mills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Elkins] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins,_Arkansas Elkins])
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Springs_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Elm Springs] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm_Springs,_Arkansas Elm Springs])
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmington_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Farmington] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmington,_Arkansas Farmington])
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Fayetteville] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayetteville,_Arkansas Fayetteville])
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Goshen] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen,_Arkansas Goshen])</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Greenland] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland,_Arkansas Greenland])
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmon_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Harmon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Illinois]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Johnson] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson,_Arkansas Johnson])
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee's_Creek_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Lee's Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Lincoln] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln,_Arkansas Lincoln])
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litteral_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Litteral]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrs_Hill_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Mars Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrow_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Morrow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Prairie]
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*Prairie Grove ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Grove,_Arkansas Prairie Grove])
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Reed]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhea's_Mill_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Rhea's Mill]</div>
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*Richland
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*Springdale (most of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springdale,_Arkansas Springdale])
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starr_Hill_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Starr Hill]
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*Tontitown (*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tontitown,_Arkansas Tontitown])
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*Valley
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*Vineyard
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedington_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Wedington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Fork_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas West Fork] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Fork,_Arkansas West Fork])
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*White River
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow_Township,_Washington_County,_Arkansas Winslow] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow,_Arkansas Winslow])
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*Wyman</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Washington}}
 
{{AR Business Records Intro|Washington}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Washington}}
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro| Washington}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Washington County, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Washington, 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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| width="20%" 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=164&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=60&lm=s&last=smith&fm=s&first= Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/ ARGenWeb]
*[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] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/washington.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/washington.html Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=60 Arkansas Gravestones]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/washington.htm Cemetery Records by Interment]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
 
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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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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Washington+county+Arkansas=Washington+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*{{FHL|355953|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=washington%2C+Arkansas+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
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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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| width="20%" 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=164 Find A Grave]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/washington.htm Interment.net]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164 Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/washington-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/washington.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Arkansas&cemetery_county=washington&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/washington.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/cemetery/cem-index.html ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=11746&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=104&stateAbbv=&stateName= Arkansas Cemeteries by epodunk]
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/washington/washington.htm RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Accessgenealogy]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Arkansas_Cemeteries Arkansas Cemeteries]''' for more information</center>
 
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro}}
 
[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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109402 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]
 
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
 
{{AR Census Intro|Washington}}
 
{{AR Census Intro|Washington}}
 
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Arkansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1830 |2182
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|1840 |7148
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|1850 |9970
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|1860 |14673
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|1870 |17266
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|1880 |23844
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|1890 |32024
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|1900 |34256
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|1910 |33889
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|1920 |35468
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|1930 |39255
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|1940 |41114
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|1950 |49979
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|1960 |55797
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|1970 |77370
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|1980 |100494
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|1990 |113409
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|2000 |157715
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|2010 |203065
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*[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
 
*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa40.html 1840 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
 
*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa40.html 1840 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
 
{{AR Church Intro|Washington}}
 
{{AR Church Intro|Washington}}
 
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*'''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/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
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{AR Maps Intro|Washington}}
 
{{AR Maps Intro|Washington}}
{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARWashington, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
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{{NE Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AR Washington County}}}}
  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.goldbug.com/ Gold Bug Historic Maps] -&nbsp; reflect changes in county boundaries
 
*[http://www.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
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Interactive Battle Map] for Arkansas
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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
 
*'''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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*'''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
 
*'''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] — images only
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*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Washington/confederateindex.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Washington County] - Washington County ARGenWeb
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.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://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/cwbios.html Arkansas Civil War Biographies] - Washington County ARGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arpgcudc/ United Daughters of Confederacy] - Prairie Grove, Arkansas
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~arpgcudc/ United Daughters of Confederacy] - Prairie Grove, Arkansas
  
 
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'''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 $
 
*'''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''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ar/arwashington01.htm Washington County Arkansas list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills - free
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*'''1829 - 1931''' - [https://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
 
*'''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
 
*[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
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Washington}}
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{{AR Birth Intro|Washington}}
  
 
*'''1900 - 1953''' - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch {{IGI|C750893}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1900 - 1953''' - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch {{IGI|C750893}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Washington}}
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{{AR Marriage Intro|Washington}}
  
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*'''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 - 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>
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*'''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/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
 
*'''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>
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*'''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.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
 
*[http://www.genwed.com/arkansas/armarriages3.htm Arkansas Marriage Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; GenWed.com
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Washington}}
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{{AR Death Intro|Washington}}
  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/obits/obits.html Obituaries] submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/obits/obits.html Obituaries] submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
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==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Washington}}
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== Research Facilities ==
 
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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*[[Springdale Arkansas Jones Family Center Family History Center]]  
 
  
 
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* [http://www.argenweb.net/washington/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
* [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
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/washington.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
* [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Washington/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [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.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 ($)
 
* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/washington/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)

Latest revision as of 14:18, 16 August 2019

 

Guide to Washington 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: Fayetteville
Organized: October 17, 1828
Parent County(s): Lovely[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adair (OK)  • Benton  • Crawford  • Madison
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park (ACW), Washington County, Arkansas by Justin Fisher

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for George Washington.[2] It is located in the northwest area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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

County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and probate records from 1828;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records;
City Librarian has cemetery records[4]


Washington County, Arkansas[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1845 1914* 1835 1834 1828 1830
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1861 thru 1864 Some records missing. Also, probate and will records, A and B, have been stolen.

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Washington County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [8]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Washington, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Arkansas Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 2,182
1840 7,148 227.6%
1850 9,970 39.5%
1860 14,673 47.2%
1870 17,266 17.7%
1880 23,844 38.1%
1890 32,024 34.3%
1900 34,256 7.0%
1910 33,889 −1.1%
1920 35,468 4.7%
1930 39,255 10.7%
1940 41,114 4.7%
1950 49,979 21.6%
1960 55,797 11.6%
1970 77,370 38.7%
1980 100,494 29.9%
1990 113,409 12.9%
2000 157,715 39.1%
2010 203,065 28.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

  • Biographies from The History of Washington County, Arkansas (1889) published by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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

Washington County Archives Land Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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 and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Adair CountyDelaware CountySequoyah CountyBenton CountyMadison CountyFranklin CountyCrawford CountyAR WASHINGTON.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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 Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate), Companies D and E
- 16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate), Companies D and E
- 34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Companies A, B, C, H and K
- Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)[9]
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[10]Company C

Online Records

Also see Arkansas in the Civil War

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Historical online newspapers

Current online newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Obituaries[edit | edit source]

  • Obituaries submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
  • 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

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Birth Records reveal
Yes or Maybe
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In 1877, a few county and city clerks[13] started keeping birth and death records.

In 1914, the state law required all county clerks to record births and forward them to the state.

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See also: • Arkansas Online Genealogy Records, • How to Find Arkansas Birth Records and • Arkansas Vital Records—Birth.

  • 1900 - 1953 - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch C750893 at FamilySearch - free.

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

  • Obituaries submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb

 Washington County Death Records Index 1914-1923

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • ARGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • RootsWeb resources. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ark/wash/
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Washington County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Arkansas
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Arkansas. Page 71 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 67.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Washington County, Arkansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Arkansas, accessed 3 October 2018.
  8. Matthew Bryan Kirkpatrick, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=813&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 18, 2016), “Washington County.”
  9. Arkansas, Adjutant General's Office, Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866, (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990) FHL fiche 6082312
  10. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987) FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012).
  13. such as Sebastian County (Fort Smith) and Pulaski County (Little Rock) (No entry in FamilySearch Catalog found for Pulaski County nor for Little Rock, Aug 2014)
  14. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.
  15. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records," in FamilySearch Wiki.