Randolph County
Courthouse, Library & Historical Society


RANDOLPH COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
107 W. BROADWAY
POCAHONTAS, AR 72455
(870)892-5822

The Randolph County Clerk's Office has probates, wills, guardianships, marriage licenses, ministers credentials, voter registrations since 1965 and county court records. As of June, 1998, their minimum charge for genealogy research is $1.50 plus copies. They charge $1.50 per copy of marriage license. A certified copy is $5.


RANDOLPH COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE
107 W. BROADWAY
POCAHONTAS, AR 72455
(870)892-5522

The Randolph County Circuit Clerk's Office has deeds, mortgages, naturalizations, military discharges (only on individuals who recorded their discharges), criminal/civil court records (circuit), land dispute records (chancery), divorce, addition/subdivision plats/surveys, commercial credit leins-federal & state leins, deputations & commissions, performance bonds, indictment records, cemetery deeds, Randolph Lodge #71, Randolph Memorial Gardens,  other miscellaneous records - wills & death, and circuit and chancery court records. The fee is unknown, but they will copy and mail records.

COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE has Tax Receipts, Tax books back to 1800's, Disabled Veterans and Land Tax sales.

COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE has Current Real and Person Property Records.

COUNTY JUDGE'S OFFICE has Old Road Records and Ordinances and Court Orders.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
111 W. EVERETT
POCAHONTAS, AR 72455
(870) 892-5617 (Randolph County Library)
Email -
randhistory@yahoo.com
Webpage:
Randolph County Hist. & Genealogical Society

Correspondence concerning subscriptions, editorial matter, contributions and genealogical questions may be directed to the above address. Annual membership dues are $15.00. Memberships are valid for one calendar year. The RC Historical and Genealogical Society publishes the Randolph County Review. This publication is provided without a fee to it's members.. Single copies for non-members are available for $7.00 per copy. The Randolph County Historical and Genealogical Society does research for a small fee. If you need help in the Randolph County area, send your questions along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address above. Please be as specific as possible and include any dates you may have. Fees are: $2.00 per hour and $0.25 a copy. There are many records available in the library and a vounteer will look through them for you. For more information, write to the above address, or email RABCOLIB@Yahoo.com.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY LIBRARY
111 WEST EVERETT
POCAHONTAS, AR 72455
(870) 892-5617
EMAIL -
racolib@yahoo.com

HOURS: M, T 10am-7pm; W, TH, F 9am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm

 

MICROFILM HOLDINGS IN THE RANDOLPH COUNTY LIBRARY

  • Randolph County Census - 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920
  • Randolph County Deed Records & Index 1856 - 1920
  • Randolph County Circuit Court Records 1837 - 1879
  • Randolph County Bar Docket May, 1861 - Sept. 1874
  • Randolph County Chancery Court Records April 7, 1845 - 1880
  • Randolph County Probate Court Records April, 1852 - 1890; 1895 - Feb. 1905
  • Randolph County Guardian Bonds Records 1858 - 1886
  • Soldier & Sailors Discharges/Naturalizations/Declarations of Intention
  • Randolph County Marriage Records 1837 - March, 1923
  • Randolph County Wills 1836 - 1898
  • Randolph County Probate Court & County Court Records 1837 - 1852
  • Pocahontas Star Herald June 19, 1908 - June 15, 1989 (a few issues are missing)
  • Arkansas Newspapers (Miscellaneous) - 1 roll

MICROFILM UNRELATED TO RANDOLPH COUNTY

  • Missouri Census 1850 - Buchanan, Butler, Caldwell, Callaway Counties
  • Missouri Census 1860 - Butler, Caldwell, Callaway, Wayne, Webster, Wright Counties
  • Missouri Census 1870 - Ray, Reynolds, Ripley, Wayne, Washington Counties
  • Missouri Census 1880 - Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley Counties
  • Missouri Soundex 1880 - C623-C636; C640-C665; D000-D120
  • Illinois Soundex 1880 - C632-C650
  • Illinois Census 1860 - Logan County
  • Kentucky Census 1860 & 1870 - Ballard & Barren Counties
  • Kentucky Soundex 1880 - A130-A400; C620-C656; D000-D120

CENSUS INDEXES AND OTHER STATE RESOURCES (TEXT FORM)

  • Arkansas Census Index, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870
  • NEW! Arkansas Death Record Index, 1914-1923, 1924-1933, 1934-1940
  • Tennessee Census Index, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870
  • Early East Tennessee Marriages, Grooms and Brides (2 volumes)
  • 1890 Civil War Veterans Census - Tennessee
  • Tennesseans in the Civil War, Part 2
  • Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers, 1794-1851
  • Kentucky 1840, 1850
  • Missouri, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860

OTHER RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN THE GENEALOGY ROOM AT THE RANDOLPH COUNTY LIBRARY

Randolph County, Arkansas Marriages, 1821 - 1893, by Burton Ray Knotts, 1995, (includes 5284 marriages from marriage books A1, A2, and 1-9).

Cemeteries and Burial Sites of Randolph County, Arkansas, by Margaret A. Barnhart, published by Pegasearch, 1988 (including nearby cemeteries outside Randolph County).

Randolph County History - The History of Randolph County, Arkansas, compiled by Regina Cook, Project Director, with the assistance with Euple Riney, Ruthan Riney, Nancy Riney, Bea Hearn & Jamie Cook, published by Curtis Media Corporation, 1992.

History of Randolph County, Arkansas, by Lawrence Dalton, published 1946 (1st edition).

Index of names for Lawrence Dalton's History of Randolph County, Arkansas, by Margaret A. Barnhart, 1981.

1910 Directory of Randolph County, Arkansas, published by Star Herald Printing Company, by L. F. Blankenship, second printing 1978.

Index to the L. F. Blankenship 1910 Directory of Randolph County, Arkansas, by Margaret A. Barnhart.

1890 "Census" of Randolph County Arkansas as Constructed from the Personal Property Tax List, transcribed and indexed by Burton Ray Knotts, 1985.

A History of the Congregation Worshipping at Sutton Schoolhouse Commonly Known as New Hope Church as kept by the Church Historian, 1867 - 1913, prepared Francis L. and Carolyn Pratt, St. Louis, MO (no date).

St. Paul's Church, 1868-1923 - 125 Years, published by St. Paul' Church

History of the First Baptist Church - Pocahontas, Arkansas, by Ruth Tyer, compiled Feb, 1994 from Information by Mrs. Vera Price Wyatt and Mrs. Minnie Mays.

Pocahontas Centennial Incorporated, Randolph County Arkansas - 1856-1956, published by Pocahontas Chamber of Commerce, 1956.

In the Long Ago - Photos of Randolph County, Arkansas, published by the Star Herald Printing Company, Inc., no publication date.

Playful Pocahontas Pictures, the Centenni Alive City, copyright 1956 by Daly Holt, Pocahontas.

Pocahontas Highschool Chieftain Yearbook - 22 volumes, starting with 1960 (years vary)

Maynard Highschool Yearbook - 7 volumes (years vary)

St. Paul's Highschool Yearbook - 8 volumes (years vary)

The Goodspeed Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeastern Arkansas - Greene, Clay, Fulton, Craighead, Randolph, Mississippi, Poinsett, Independence, Sharp, and Izard Counties, published by the Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.

Lawrence County Cemeteries 1968 - 1990, by Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association - a County Unit of Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, no publication date.

Alphabetical Census of Randolph County, Arkansas - 1850, by Margaret A. Barnhart.

Alphabetical Censuses of Randolph County, Arkansas - 1850-1860-1870, by Margaret A. Barnhart.

Alphabetical Census of Randolph County, Arkansas - 1880, by Margaret A. Barnhart.

1900 Federal Census - Greene County, Arkansas, published by the Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society, Paragould, Arkansas.

1870 Federal Census of Craighead County, Arkansas, extracted from microfilm by R. L. and Flossie and Dunnam.

Everton's Genealogical Helper, (1979 - 1991 some missing).

NEW! Land and Property Research in the United States, by E. Wade Home, 1997.

NEW! Genealogy Online, Researching Your Roots through the Internet, by Elizabeth Powell Crowe, 1997.

NEW! How to get the Most out of Death Certificates, by Caroline Billingsley and Desmond Walls Allen.

FAMILY HISTORY PUBLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH RANDOLPH COUNTY

The Jordan BALL Family 1825-1994 (BRIDGES included in back), Compiled by Wilma Shelton Easley, May 4, 1994, Ennis, TX.

Joel BLANCETT and Some Descendants, no author or date.

James BOWERS Descendants, New Jersey to Arkansas, by Flodelle Hooton Gates, 1988.

Some of the Ancestors and Some of the Descendants of Henry BURTON, Revolutionary War Soldier, and John BURTON, Revolutionary War Seaman, by Tilford A. Jones, 1990.

DeCLERK, SCHMIDT and Related Families of Randolph County, Arkansas, by M. C. Knotts and B. R. Knotts, 1988.

George Porter GREGORY and Some Descendants, by Norman Thomas Blansett.

Colonel Joseph HARDIN of Davidsonville, 1784-1826, by Marion Stark Craig, M.D., 1972.

HUFSTEDLER Family and Allied Families Believed to be Descendants of Michael Hochstaedter, 1736 - 1974, by Lena Jo Kelly Glaser, published 1974.

KINDER Family, by Everett Dewey Henson, 1926.

The KNOTTS Family of Randolph County, AR and Allied Families, compiled by Gladys Knotts Reynolds and Burton Ray Knotts, Sprint, 1981.

KNOTTS and WALROND Families of Randolph County, Arkansas, by Burton Ray Knotts, 1991

Descendants of Nathaniel and John McCARROLL, by John Richard McCarroll, Waco, Texas, 1989.

Reminiscent History of the Ancestors and Descendants of Alfred Waters METHENY, 1857-1906, by Arlie Metheny, 1987.

William Mills METHENY and Some Descendants, by Norman Thomas Blansett

A Discriminative Study of the PHILLIPS-HOLT Families from Whom Joe A. Phillips of Harrisburg, Arkansas descended, compiled by Annette Phillips Williams, Portageville, Missouri.

PRATT/DUNN/HALL/GIBSON/RUSSELL Families of Randolph County, Arkansas, by Gloria Murray, 1120 Cottonwood Court, Pryor, OK 74361, July 1991.

REEVES (Reaves, Ryves, Rives)/VERDEIR and Related Families, by Carl LeRoy Reeves, Dec. 1992, St. Louis, Missouri.

SAGO/ULMER Families of Randolph County, Arkansas, by Gladys Knotts Reynolds and Burton Ray Knotts, 1985.

TYLER - Our Family, Dedicated to my Grandfather John Rayburn Tyler 1873 - 1932, by Becky Tyler Palazola, 1994 (3rd printing).

The WYATTS of Allington - A History of a Noble Family for more than 9 centuries in Germany. France, England, and America, compiled by Oscar E. Wyatt, Bono, Arkansas.

 


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