Franklin County was established in 1837 from a portion of Crawford County, and named for United States founding father, Benjamin Franklin. Ozark and Charleston serve as county seats.

A list of the Franklin 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 “Franklin 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 2020

Blanton Family: Franklin County

Census: Franklin County 1840

County school supervisors annual reports: Franklin county correspondence, 1976-1977

Crossin, Sam J.

Dunford, Jim W.

Enon Primitive Baptist Church records, Franklin County, Arkansas

Franklin County

Franklin County, Arkansas

Franklin county cemetery records

Franklin County Home Demonstration Clubs Year Book

Knox-Agee-Glover-Graham Family Photograph Collection: enclosed grave site at Gar Creek Cemetery

Ming, Thomas C.

Ozark Baptist Church Records, Franklin County, Arkansas

Sadler Family: Franklin County

Turner, H.H.

White Family: Franklin County

Submissions from 2019

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Franklin County

Submissions from 1993

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Franklin County

Submissions from 1984

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Franklin County

Submissions from 1979

General Highway Map Franklin County. 1 print, 1971, photorevised 1979

Submissions from 1975

General Highway Map Franklin County. 1 print, 1971, revised 1975

Submissions from 1974

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Franklin County

Submissions from 1967

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Franklin County

Submissions from 1961

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Franklin County

Images from 1954

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Franklin County, 1952-1954

Submissions from 1951

Brown, Martha Alice Patterson

Submissions from 1943

Barham, Melissa

Submissions from 1941

Close-up of a quilt airing over a fence in the Ozarks

Mulberry Creek north of Ozark on State Highway 23, Franklin County

Mulberry Creek north of Ozark on State Highway 23, Franklin County

Submissions from 1939

Clay, Mrs. Cynthia H.

Submissions from 1938

DeArman, Mary

Submissions from 1936

Bridges, Mrs. Darthulia Jane

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March 14, Walter J. Lemke

Images from 1930

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Franklin County townships map, 1930

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Maple Grove School District number 6, Franklin County, Arkansas, records, 1922-1930

This collection contains teachers' records, school registers, annual reports, election records, contracts, one publication, and photographs.

Submissions from 1926

Baldridge, Frank V.

Ponder, W.J.

Submissions from 1921

Dykes, Mrs. J.W.

Submissions from 1920

Perkins, Dan

Submissions from 1918

Bailey, James Henry Harrison

Kalip, Henry

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World War I Record of Descendants of Confederate Soldiers from Franklin County, 1918 September 28

The records in this collection pertain to descendants of Confederate soldiers from Franklin County, Arkansas.

Submissions from 1914

Dykes, Mr. J.W.

Submissions from 1911

Bryan, P. A.

Turner, S. S.

Books from 1905

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Franklin County Records, 1906, T. A. Pettigrew

Submissions from 1899

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Franklin County (Ark.) sale notice, 1899

This collection contains a sale notice given by Franklin County Probate Court for the Estate of Reverend Anton Wirtschoreck; Charles Kuhlmann, Executor; Anthony Hall, Attorney.

Submissions from 1896

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Franklin County (Ark.) order, 1896

This collection contains an order calling in county scrip or outstanding warrants by Franklin County, Arkansas.

Submissions from 1893

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Franklin County (Ark.) sale of land notice, 1893

This collection contains a Franklin County Commissioner's sale of land for the James P. King, Jr. Estate, registered by W.A. Milton, Franklin County Commissioner.

Submissions from 1890

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Notice of sale of lands, 1890 March 12

The broadside in this collection is dated March 12, 1890.

Submissions from 1888

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Goodspeed Publishing Company delivery agreement, 1888 October 9

This collection contains a delivery agreement between Goodspeed Publishing Company and C.L. Hunter. In the agreement, Hunter agrees to pay for one copy of Goodspeed's history of Franklin County.

Books from 1882

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1882 February 11: Voucher, U.S. v. One Johnson, counterfeiting; includes costs of mileage, feeding one prisoner and service of mittimus; P.A. Hill, guard; served by A.J. Tucker, special deputy; James Brizzolara, commissioner; Alonzo Campbell, Willie Lane, Pleas Campbell, witnesses; Stephen Wheeler and G.S. Williams, clerks; v. Dell, U.S. marshal

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Elizabeth Griffin property description, 1882

This collection contains one description of personal property and cattle owned by Elizabeth Griffin of Franklin County, Arkansas, dated December 6, 1882

Submissions from 1879

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Robert Henry Hicks commission, 1879

This collection contains a Justice of the Peace Commission for Robert Henry Hicks of Franklin County, Arkansas.

Submissions from 1878

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Franklin County (Ark.) commissioner's sale notice, 1878

This collection contains one Franklin County commissioner's notice of land sale, 12 miles south of Ozark, Arkansas, dated July 6, 1878.

Books from 1868

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Update to the Register of Legal Voters of Franklin County

Images from 1867

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Franklin County Maimed Soldiers list

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Update to the Register of Legal Voters of Franklin County

Submissions from 1861

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Franklin County Common School promissory note, 1861

The promissory note in this collection is dated October 21, 1861.

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J.R. Titsworth commission, 1861

This commission for J.R. Titsworth was signed by Governor Henry M. Rector.

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Muster roll, Third Regiment, Arkansas Infantry Volunteers

Books from 1860

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Samuel Lawrence bill of sale for Milly, slave

Submissions from 1856

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David A. Stuart indenture for apprentices, 1856

The indenture contract in this collection is dated 1856.

Submissions from 1847

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Powell Family letters, 1845-1847

This collection contains two letters from George C. Powell of McLeans Bottom, Morrison Bluff, Franklin County (Ark.) to his family. The first is dated December 1, 1845 to addressed to Charles F. Powell of Elbridge, Onondago County, New York. The second is dated February 14, 1847 and addressed to Powell's parents, Nancy and Daniel Powell of Elbridge, New York.

Submissions from 1815

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Alexander Miller land record, 1815

This 1815 document pertains to land in what is now Franklin County, Arkansas.