Crawford County was established in 1820 and named for Treasury Secretary William Crawford. The county seat is Van Buren.

A list of the Crawford 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 “Crawford 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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Butterfield Stage Coach dry weather route through Crawford County, undated

This collection consists of one map of dry weather route of Butterfield Stage Coach through Crawford County, Arkansas, date unknown.

Submissions from 2020

Arkansas secondary school annual reports: Crawford county, 1969-1970

Census: Crawford County 1830

Courthouses: Crawford County

Crawford County

Crawford County Historical Society

Crawford county school records

Early Arkansas tax records [Crawford County]

Kirkham, Mrs. William H.

Natural dam across Lees Creek in Crawford County, Arkansas

Nicholson Family, Crawford County

Ozark Baptist Church Records, Crawford County, Arkansas

Schools: Census, Crawford County

Schools: Election, Crawford County

Shrum, Joel F.

Spanish-American War: Crawford County Volunteers

Submissions from 2019

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Crawford County

Submissions from 1991

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Crawford County

Submissions from 1990

General Highway Map Crawford County. 1 print, 1990

Submissions from 1987

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Crawford County

Submissions from 1983

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Crawford County

General Highway Map Crawford County. 1 print, 1983

Submissions from 1971

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Crawford County

Submissions from 1967

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Crawford County

Submissions from 1962

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Crawford County

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Crawford County (Ark.) school financial records, 1957-1962

This collection contains Crawford County (Ark.) schools’ financial records, teacher’s contracts, and school employee’s contracts for the years 1957-1962.

Submissions from 1958

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Crawford County

Images from 1954

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Crawford County, 1952-1954

Submissions from 1947

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Crawford County

Submissions from 1939

Basham, Fountain Fletcher

Books from 1938

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Lake Fort Smith

Submissions from 1932

Adams, Rebecca J.

Hadden, J.N.

Stevens, Mrs. Artelia

Submissions from 1931

Motley, Mrs. Sarah Jane

Images from 1930

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Crawford County townships map, 1930

Submissions from 1926

Stallings, Mrs. J.P.

Steward, Edward D.

Submissions from 1925

Kirkham, William H.

Submissions from 1923

Map of Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas

Submissions from 1920

Boatright, Salathiel B.

Willis, Thomas

Submissions from 1919

Cole, Mrs. L.L.

Reynolds, Mrs. John

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World War I Record of Descendants of Confederate Soldiers from Crawford County, 1918-1919

The records in this collection pertain to descendants of Confederate soldiers from Crawford County.

Books from 1918

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Council of Defense Registration cards: Henry, Mrs. A.

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Council of Defense Registration cards: Mathews, Elizabeth (Mrs. H.K.)

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Council of Defense Registration cards: Smith, Norene (Miss)

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Council of Defense Registration cards: Stevenson, Elizabeth E. (Mrs.)

Submissions from 1916

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Charles Alexander Starbird papers, 1913-1916

This collection contains papers regarding Charles Alexander Starbird of Alma, Arkansas primarily between 1913 and 1916 concerning his judicial career.

Submissions from 1914

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C.A. Starbird County Judge certificate [photocopy], 1914 September 14

This collection contains one photocopy of a certificate proclaiming C.A. Starbird as County Judge of Crawford County.

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Crawford County (Ark.) Judge election certification, 1914 October 31

This collection consists of one Crawford County Judge Election certificate, to commission C.A. Starbird as Crawford County Judge, signed by Governor George W. Hays, dated October 31, 1914.

Submissions from 1913

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William L. Taylor affidavit [photocopy], 1913

The photocopy in this collection consists of a one-page affidavit, dated July 23, 1913.

Submissions from 1911

Fine, Peter

Garret, J. G.

Submissions from 1910

Brewer, J.W.

Submissions from 1895

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Notice of sale of real estate, 1895 December 13

The broadside in this collection is dated December 13, 1895.

Submissions from 1893

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Crawford County (Ark.) Circuit Court notice of sale, 1893 September

This collection contains a notice of sale by Crawford County Circuit Court, to settle the case between J. Foster and Co., Plaintiffs, and H.S. Lowers, et al., Defendants.

Submissions from 1889

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Fifth Judicial District Court decree, 1880s

This collection contains a decree from the Fifth Judicial District Court concerning the State of Arkansas or relation of Eugene M.Caffrey vs. SW quarter of the SW quarter Section 25 Township 10 Range 26 West and other lands upon which taxes are overdue and unpaid.

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Notice of execution of sale, 1889 September 12

This collection contains one broadside, a notice of execution of sale by J.D. Hawkins, Crawford County Sheriff, to sell interest of R.M. Thurson in Crawford County land.

Submissions from 1888

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Notice of commissioner's sale, 1888 July 21

The broadside in this collection is open for research use.

Books from 1887

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1887 July 23: Voucher, U.S. v. C.A. Baker, counterfeiting; includes cost of mileage and subpoena for witnesses; J.M. Dick, deputy marshal; D.W. Curmett, Jack Loomis, witnesses

Submissions from 1885

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Denckla vs. Scott and Drennen court records, 1885

This collection contains the depositions for the court case of Julia E. Denckla versus Caroline L. Scott andCharles H. Drennen.

Submissions from 1883

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Notice of commissioner's sale, 1883 November 3

The broadside in this collection is dated November 3, 1883.

Submissions from 1880

Crawford County, Arkansas

Map of Crawford County, Arkansas, with part of Washington County, Arkansas

Books from 1876

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1876 March 10: Voucher, U.S. v. Celia Franklin, larceny; includes cost of per diem and mileage; Mary Besh, James K. Epperson, and E.J. Verdin, witnesses; Stephen Wheeler, commissioner

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Augustus Joseph Ward county treasurer commission, 1867

This collection contains a commission for Augustus Joseph Ward, Crawford County, Arkansas treasurer.

Submissions from 1872

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Crawford County School tuition receipt, 1872

The tuition receipt in this collection is dated 1872.

Submissions from 1862

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James M. Brown (CrawfordCounty, Ark.) tax receipts, 1861-1862

This collection contains Arkansas state tax receipts for Crawford County.

Submissions from 1851

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Black Fox bounty land claim, 1851

This collection contains a bounty land claim for Crawford County.

Books from 1850

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Writ of Replevin, Andrew Estes v. Willis A.J. Clinton, 1850 August 30

Submissions from 1844

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Crawford County court records, 1836-1844

This collection contains court records from Crawford County, Arkansas, including a common law docket.

Submissions from 1829

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

This census was conducted by the Crawford County sheriff in 1829.

Rev. Andrew "Uncle Buck" Buchanan

Submissions from 1828

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William Ingram deed, 1828

This collection contains a handwritten copy of a deed from William Ingram to Hugh Knox.

Books from 1826

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1826 April 26: E. W. DuVal, Cherokee Indian Agent, Crawford County, Governor George Izard, Concerning vouchers for accounts

Books from 1823

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1823 June 17: Andrew Buchanan, Crawford County, to Governor James Miller, Resignation as Captain of an Arkansas militia company

Books from 1821

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1821 January 18: Governor James Miller to Jacob Miller, Appointment as sheriff of Crawford County