Clay County Resources

Vital Records in Arkansas

Arkansas began keeping death records in 1914.  Death certificates are kept at the state level.  To obtain an Arkansas death or birth certificate write or call:

Arkansas Dept of Health Division of Vital Records
4815 W Markham St, Slot 44
Little Rock AR  72205
(800) 637-9314 toll free or (501) 661-2336

Additional information for obtaining Arkansas Birth and Death Certificates can be found at the Arkansas Health Web site.

Marriage licenses are kept at the county level.  Contact one of the county clerks listed below.

County Clerks 

(Western District)
Clay County Clerk's Office
Western District
800 W 2nd St
Corning AR 72422

(Eastern District)
Office of the County Clerk
PO Box 306
Piggott AR  72454-0306

Probate Court Records

All the early probate records for most of northeast Arkansas are now online, thanks to Jeri Helms Fultz.
They begin when Arkansas was still Missouri Territory.

Probate Bonds of Lawrence Co., Ark. - Part 1

Probate Bonds of Lawrence Co., Ark. - Part 2

Index - A thru L

Index - M thru Z

Corning Area Chamber of Commerce
1621 W Main St
Corning, AR 72422
Phone:  870-857-3874

Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce
100 W Main St
PO Box 96
Piggott AR  72454
Phone:  870-598-3167

Rector Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 307
Rector, AR  72461
Phone: 870-595-3951

Updated 21 Aug 2011