Arkansas County was established in 1813 as the southernmost portion of Missouri Territory and was one of the five counties in existence when Arkansas Territory was created in 1819. The name “Arkansas” is based on an Algonkian name for the local Kappa, or Quapaw, people and means “people of the south wind” or “downstream people.” DeWitt and Stuttgart serve as county seats.

A list of the Arkansas County records microfilm available at the Arkansas State Archives can be found in our County records microfilm collection.

The results below are automatically collected from materials on this site that have been tagged with the Geographical Area of “Arkansas County (Ark.)” This list does not include all of the Arkansas State Archives’ materials regarding this county, but provides a starting point for research. Please click on each title below to learn more about it and the collection to which it belongs.

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Submissions from 2021

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Alpha Jane Tackett Hibbard diary, 1862-1866

This collection contains excerpts from a diary kept by Alpha Jane Tackett of Arkansas County, Arkansas between 1862-1866.

Arkansas County (Ark.) sheriff's census, 1829

This census for Arkansas County was recorded by the sheriff in 1829.

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Francis Lafargue land grant, 1843

This land grant was awarded to Francis Lafargue of Arkansas County in 1843.

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Isaiah J. Inman proof of loss of deed form, 1897

This collection contains one proof of loss of deed form for Isaiah J. Inman, dated January 15, 1897.

James Belcher land patent, 1838 August 2

The land patent issued to James Belcher is for land in Arkansas County, Section 27, Township 4 South, Range 4 West.

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John B. Wofford proof of loss of deed form, 1894

This collection contains one proof of loss of deed form for John B. Wofford, dated February 13, 1894.

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Kelley family tax receipts, 1903-1951

This collection contains tax receipts belonging to the Kelley Family of Arkansas County, Arkansas.

Submissions from 2020

Anderson, Mrs. Nancy Belle

Arkansas County

Arkansas county farm bureau minutes

Bayou Meto Cemetery Association Papers

Big LaGrue Baptist Church Records, Arkansas County, Arkansas

Census: Arkansas County

Census: Sheriff's Census

Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post with Map

Civil War: Battle of St. Charles

County school supervisors annual reports: Arkansas county, 1938-1939

Early Arkansas tax records [Arkansas County]

Jackson Family: Arkansas County

Johnston Family: Arkansas County

Lodges Corner Methodist Church, Arkansas County, Arkansas

Mahle Family: Arkansas County

Minutes of Arkansas County Baptist Association

North Arkansas county cemetery records

Notrebe vs Notrebe circuit court case

Operations Map of Arkansas

Public Relations Map of Arkansas

Refeld Family, Arkansas County

Sexton cemetery records, Arkansas county

South Arkansas county cemetery records

St. Charles cemetery records, Arkansas county

Steamboat portage book, Arkansas county

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church records and supplement, Arkansas County, Arkansas

Untitled map of Arkansas counties

Watkins - Hooker Family: Arkansas County

Submissions from 2019

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Arkansas County

Submissions from 1997

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1986

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1981

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1973

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1967

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1961

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1956

Arkansas Post as a Historic Site by Ted R. Worley

Images from 1954

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Arkansas County, 1952-1954

Submissions from 1949

Opening levees in a rice field near Stuttgart, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1948

Whitten, Mrs. Georgie A.

Submissions from 1943

Arkansas County maps

Submissions from 1941

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Arkansas County School District records, 1891-1941

This collection includes record books, registers, directors' record books, election poll books, receipt books, correspondence, and legal papers pertaining to two school districts in Arkansas County, Arkansas.

Flowers growing near entrance to a small farm house near Stuttgart, Arkansas County

Porch of a small farm house with flowers, near Stuttgart, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1938

Arkansas Forestry Commission Operations Map of Arkansas

Submissions from 1936

Map of Arkansas County

Images from 1930

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Arkansas County townships map, 1930

Submissions from 1929

Irrigation pipe at a rice farm on the Grand Prairie near Stuttgart, Arkansas County

Poultry yard on the Grand Prairie near Stuttgart, Arkansas County

Rice fields on the Grand Prairie near Stuttgart, Arkansas County

Rice Mills near Stuttgart, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1923

Graves, James F.

Submissions from 1919

Beckerman, John George

Gardener, William

Submissions from 1917

Connors, C.C.

Gordian, Nancy C.

Submissions from 1911

Ivey, James R.

Sawyers, O E.

Wages, Lemuel

Submissions from 1905

Arkansas County

Submissions from 1900

Arkansas County, Arkansas, map showing seven Congressional districts based on census of 1900

Map of Arkansas County

Submissions from 1899

Residents of Sassafras Prairie gathered around the Post Office, Arkansas County

Submissions from 1892

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Sarah Stillwell Huffman papers, 1891-1892

This collection contains the diary (original and typed transcript) of Sarah Stillwell and a scrapbook of clippings and family memorabilia kept by Sarah Stillwell and other members of the Stillwell family during the 1890s.

Books from 1868

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Update to the Register of Legal Voters of Arkansas County

Books from 1864

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Loyalty oath, William Stillwell

Submissions from 1863

Map showing plan of Battle of Arkansas Post fought January 11, 1863

Plan of the fort at Arkansas Post

Books from 1823

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1823 September 29: Eli I. Lewis, Clerk, Arkansas County, to the Legislative Council, Certificate of election of Andrew Latting, Representative