Hempstead County was established in 1818 and was one of the five counties in existence when Arkansas Territory was created in 1819. It was named for Missouri Territory’s delegate to Congress, Edward Hempstead. Hope serves as the county seat.

A list of the Hempstead 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 “Hempstead 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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E.P. Craig tax receipt, 1863

This collection contains one Hempstead County tax receipt.

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

This census for Hempstead County, Arkansas, was recorded by the sheriff, Daniel T. Witter, in 1829.

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Hempstead County (Ark.) tax records, 1914-1915

This collection contains a list of Hempstead County, Arkansas taxpayers for 1914 based on the 1915 tax list. Wash Hutson signed and certified the list.

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James H. Alexander land record, 1851

This land grant gave James Alexander eighty acres of land in Hempstead County, Arkansas.

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John P. Hill proof of loss of deed form, 1889

This collection contains one proof of loss of deed form for John P. Hill, dated January 19, 1889.

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John Stewart land record, 1868

This collection contains an 1868 land purchase certificate for John Stewart of Arkansas.

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Newton Zinc and Timber Company stock certificate, 1903

This Newton Zinc and Timber Company stock certificate was for 40 shares worth $25.00 each.

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Samuel Pugh bond, 1826

This collections contains one bond.

Submissions from 2020

Abner Bryson Williams Family

Baird's Chapel School Registers, Hempstead County, Arkansas

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Ballot, Hempstead County Democratic primary

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Ballot, Hempstead County Democratic primary election

B. L. Sanders: Hempstead County

Bostic Family: Hempstead County

Caldwell Family: Hempstead County

Cemeteries: Flowers Cemetery, Hempstead County

Cemeteries: Merrell, Nashville, Hempstead County

Census: Hempstead County 1830

Conway Family: Hempstead County

Dendy, W.C.

Gail Martin

Hempstead County

Hempstead County, Arkansas

Hempstead County Historical Society

Hempstead county material

Hempstead County Records: Indigent Families' Accounts

Hill Family: Hempstead County

Hill, Martha A.

Jacob Watkins Family: Hempstead County

James Monroe Lowry Family

Jennings - Block Family: Hempstead County

Map of Arkansas State Forestry Commission Ranger District No. 10-6

Marlbrook Presbyterian Church, Hempstead County, Arkansas

McCall, Mrs. Claude E. Knotts

McFadden Family: Hempstead County

Mitchell, James L.

Page Family: Hempstead County

Plunk, George Washington

Southwest Proving Ground

Springhill Presbyterian Church, Hempstead County, Arkansas

Turner, Sugars

Wells Family: Hempstead County

William Jacob Hinton: Hempstead County

William R. Long: Hempstead County

Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Hempstead County, Arkansas

Submissions from 2019

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Hempstead County

Submissions from 1989

General Highway Map Hempstead County. 1 print, 1989

Submissions from 1981

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Hempstead County

Submissions from 1974

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Hempstead County

Submissions from 1970

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Blevins #2 - Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - #1

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - #1

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - #1 - Washington #12

Submissions from 1967

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Hempstead County

Submissions from 1966

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - Blevins #2

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Washington #12 - Hope #1-A

Submissions from 1964

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Blevins #2 - Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - Washington #12

Submissions from 1963

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Hempstead County

Submissions from 1962

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - Blevins #2

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Saratoga #11 - Hope #1-A

Submissions from 1960

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Guernesy #20 - Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - Saratoga #11

Submissions from 1959

Hempstead County Records: Soldiers and Sailors Discharge Records, Book "A"

Submissions from 1958

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Hempstead County

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Blevins #2 - Guernesy #20

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Patmos #9 - Hope #1-A

Submissions from 1956

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Columbia #3 - Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - Patmos #9

Images from 1954

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Hempstead County, 1952-1954

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Columbia #3 - Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - Columbia #3

Submissions from 1953

Marlbrook Presbyterian Church

Submissions from 1952

Hempstead County Records : Birth Records

Hempstead County Records : Death Records

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - Columbia #3

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Spring Hill #10 - Hope #1-A

Submissions from 1950

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Blevins #2 - Spring Hill #10

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Hope #1-A - Blevins #2

Map of Hempstead County

Submissions from 1949

Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment Station near Hope, Hempstead County

Giant watermelons on display along a sidewalk in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas

Marker for the Old Post Road to Rondo, Hempstead County

Recreation area of the Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment in Hope, Hempstead County

Watermelons in a field near Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas

Submissions from 1948

Caperton, Mary E.

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Ozan #8 - Spring Hill #18

Hempstead County Records: School Census Records, Spring Hill #18 - Wesley Grove #78

Books from 1945

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Southwestern Proving Ground ID badge

Submissions from 1941

Feeding sorghum cane into the mill near Fulton, Hempstead County, Arkansas

Feeding sorghum cane into the mill near Fulton, Hempstead County, Arkansas

Skimming froth from cooking syrup at a sorghum mill near Fulton, Hempstead County, Arkansas

Sorghum mill at work near Fulton, Hempstead County, Arkansas