County Courthouses in Arkansas


NOTE: Many counties suffered the loss of their courthouses from fire or other catastrophe. If some of the early records were saved (incomplete records) I have put an "S" and if early tax records are available and were saved I have put a "T". I have assumed if the county was not listed as having incomplete records, that they have complete records for that county at their archives.

Example - in Ashley County - the courthouse was destroyed or heavily damaged in 1921. Some partial records and items exist before then and there are some early tax records available.

This list was transcribed and submitted by: Carol Smith - Ouachita County Coordinator

 


COUNTIES

Arkansas County, Formed 1813, Complete records

Ashley County, Formed 1848, Records available from 1921- S & T

Baxter County, Formed in 1873, Records available from 1890, - S

Benton County, Formed in 1836, Records available since 1865 - S& T

Boone County, Formed in 1869, complete records

Bradley County, Formed in 1840, complete records

Calhoun County, Formed in 1850, complete records

Carroll County, Formed in 1833, Records available since 1869, - T

Chicot, Formed in 1823, complete records

Clark, formed in 1818, complete records
* however, their courthouse was damaged in the tornado of 1997 and some records stored at the courthouse MAY have been lost, but the archives has the historical records archived.

Clay County, formed in 1873, records from 1881 and some partial records were lost between 1881-1893 when they suffered another loss of the courthouse, but then records from 1893 forward

Cleburne, formed 1883, complete records

Cleveland, formed in 1873 (formed originally as Dorsey County - changed to Cleveland in 1888), records available from 1875 - S

Columbia, formed in 1852, complete records

Conway, formed in 1825, complete records

Craighead, formed in 1859,records available since 1878- S& T

Crawford, formed in 1820, records available since 1877 - T

Crittenden, formed in 1825, complete records

Cross, formed in 1862, complete records

Dallas, formed in 1845, complete records

Desha, formed in 1838, records available since 1865 - S & T

Dorsey, formed in 1873, complete records

Drew, formed in 1846, complete records

Faulkner, formed in 1873, complete records

Franklin, formed in 1837, records available since 1863- S & T

Fulton, formed in 1842, records available sine 1870 - S & T

Garland, formed in 1873, records available since 1905 - S

Grant, formed in 1869, records available since 1877

Greene, formed in 1833, records available since 1876 - T

Hempstead, formed in 1818, complete records

Hot Springs, formed in 1829, complete records

Howard, formed in 1873, complete records

Independence, formed in 1820, complete records

Izard, formed in 1825, records available since 1889, - T

Jackson, formed in 1829, complete records

Jefferson, formed in 1829, complete records

Johnson, formed in 1833, complete records

Lafayette, formed in 1827, complete records

Lawrence, formed in 1815, complete records

Lee, formed in 1873, complete records

Lincoln, formed in 1871, complete records

Little River, formed in 1867, records available since 1882 - S & T

Logan, formed in 1871, records available since 1878

Lonoke, formed in 1873, complete records

Lovely, formed in 1827, complete records

Madison, formed in 1836, records available since 1902 - S & T

Marion, formed in 1836, records available since 1887, S & T

Miller, formed in 1820, complete records

Mississippi, formed in 1833, records available since 1865, S & T

Monroe, formed in 1829, complete records

Montgomery, formed in 1842, complete records

Nevada, formed in 1871, complete records

Newton, formed in 1842, records available since 1866 - S & T

Ouachita, formed in 1842, records available since 1875 - T

Perry, formed in 1840, with records available since 1881 - S & T

Phillips, formed in 1820, complete records

Pike, formed in 1833, with records available since 1895 - T

Poinsett, formed in 1838, with records available since 1873 - T

Polk, formed in 1844, records available since 1883 - S & T

Pope, formed in 1829, complete records

Prairie, formed in 1846, records available since 1853 - T

Pulaski, formed in 1818, complete records

Randolph, formed in 1836, complete records

St. Francis, formed in 1827, records available after 1874 - S & T

Saline, formed in 1835, complete records

Scott, formed in 1833, records available after 1883 - S & T

Searcy, formed in 1838, records available after 1864 - S & T

Sebastian, formed in 1851, records available since 1882 - S & T

Sevier, formed in 1828, complete records

Sharp, formed in 1868, records available since 1880

Stone, formed in 1873, complete records

Union, formed in 1829, complete records

Van Buren, formed in 1833, records available since 1863 - S & T

Washington, formed in 1828, complete records

White, formed in 1835, complete records

Woodruff, formed in 1862, complete records

Yell, formed in 1840, records available since 1865 - S & T


COUNTIES with TWO COURTHOUSES

ARKANSAS - Stuttgart and DeWitt

CARROLL - Berryville and Eureka Springs

CLAY - Piggett & Corning

CRAIGHEAD - Jonesboro and Lake City

FRANKLIN - Ozark and Charleston

LOGAN - Prairie and Bonneville

MISSISSIPPI- Blytheville & Osceola

PRAIRIE - Des Arc and De Valls Bluff

SEBASTIAN - Ft. Smith and Greenwood

YELL - Dardenelle and Danville


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