Cleveland County was established in 1873 from a part of Bradley County and initially named Dorsey County for Arkansas United States Senator Stephen Dorsey. After Dorsey became embroiled in controversy, the county was re-named in 1885 for President Grover Cleveland. Rison is the county seat.

A list of the Cleveland 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 “Cleveland 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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Cleveland County (Ark.) land grants to veterans, 1851-1861

This collection contains Cleveland County, Arkansas, land grants issued to veterans between 1851 and 1861.

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"The Battle of Marks Mills, Arkansas," 1981

This collection contains a paper, "The Battle of Marks Mills, Arkansas," by Tom Herring.

Submissions from 2020

Cemeteries: Kennedy, Cleveland County

Churches: Bethel #2 Missionary Baptist Church, Cleveland County

Churches: Camp Springs Methodist

Churches: Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Cleveland County

Civil War: Battle of Mark's Mill

Cleveland County

Cleveland County Historical Society

Dodds Family: Cleveland County

Extension Service: Annual narrative & statistical reports from state offices and county agents, 1944: director- Cleveland county

Forest Type Map of T-9-S and R-12-W Cleveland County (Ark.)

Hebron Methodist Church Records, Cleveland County, Arkansas

J.A. and Rufus Hall ledger book, Cleveland county, Arkansas

Map of Arkansas State Forestry Commission Cleveland County (Ark.)

Mitchell, Jasper R.

N. D. Holmes: Cleveland County

Payne, R.E.

Tower Map of Tower No. 4-4

Tower Map of Tower No. 4-6

Submissions from 2019

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Cleveland County

Submissions from 2003

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Cleveland County

Submissions from 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: bread booth, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: bread booth, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: three men in period dress, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: three women in period dress standing around a display table of hats and bonnets. , 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: three women standing around a display table, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: two women selling dolls, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: two women sitting at a table, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: two women surrounded by displays of merchandise, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: women at the cash register, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: women in front of a display of afghans, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: women in period costume, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: women in period costume with children's toys, 1990

Cleveland County Centennial: women in period dress selling bread, 1990

Submissions from 1986

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Cleveland County

General Highway Map Cleveland County. 1 print, 1986

Submissions from 1978

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Cleveland County

Submissions from 1974

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Cleveland County

Submissions from 1968

General Soil Map Cleveland County, Arkansas, U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, Little Rock, Arkansas . 1 print, handwritten notation. 1968

Submissions from 1966

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Cleveland County

Submissions from 1960

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Cleveland County

Images from 1954

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Cleveland County, 1952-1954

Submissions from 1950

Map of Cleveland County

Submissions from 1943

Cleveland County

Submissions from 1936

Harlow, Mrs. Fannie

Map of Cleveland County, Arkansas State Highways

Submissions from 1931

Clegg, Mrs. Mary E.

Images from 1930

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Cleveland County townships map, 1930

Submissions from 1926

Chadwick, J.C.

Submissions from 1925

Map of Cleveland County, showing land owners

Submissions from 1923

Pullian, Mrs. S.F.

Submissions from 1916

Glover, H.J.

Submissions from 1911

Carr, J. M.

Harper, Daniel Boone

Thomas, W. J.

Submissions from 1902

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Marks family ledgers, 1888-1902

This collection contains Marks family history material, Evan Powell Marks' business records, biographical information, obituaries, ledgers, and clippings.