Independence County was founded in 1820 from a part of Lawrence County, and named in honor of the nation’s Declaration of Independence. Batesville serves as the county seat.

A list of the Independence 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 “Independence 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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Benjamin F. Wilson land records, 1871-1888

This collection contains four land records for land belonging to Benjamin F. Wilson, located in Independence County, Arkansas. The documents are dated between 1871 and 1887.

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George Case treasury warrant, 1861

This collection contains one county treasury warrant.

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George Case treasury warrant, 1861

This collection contains one county treasury warrant.

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Independence County (Ark.) petition to Arkansas General Assembly, 1893

This collection contains one petition.

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Independence County (Ark.) petition to Arkansas General Assembly, 1893

This collection contains one petition.

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Independence County (Ark.) treasury warrant, 1861

This collection contains one county treasury warrant.

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Independence County (Ark.) treasury warrant, 1861

This collection contains one county treasury warrant.

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James Smalley land patent, 1838

This collection contains a land patent issued to James Smalley of Independence County, Arkansas on August 16, 1838.

Books from 2020

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African Americans Square Dancing

Austin Family: Independence County

Browning - Meriwether Family: Independence County

Cemeteries: Independence County

Census: Independence County 1829 Sheriff's Census

Census: Independence County 1830

Cole and Hamblen family records, Independence county, Arkansas

Early Arkansas tax records [Independence County]

Edward Williams Thompson Family: Independence County

Farming and mining experience: Independence County, Arkansas: William David Spier

Independence County

Independence County

Independence County Records: Deed Records, Book "Q" (part)

Independence County Records: Deed Records, Books "D-2", E-2"

Independence County Records: Probate Records: Guardians Bonds

Independence County Records: Survey Plats

Libraries: Independence County

Magness family school book, Independence county, Arkansas

Pleasant Plains Missionary Baptist Church, Independence County, Arkansas

"The Lion" Desha high school newspaper

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Voter registration, McCurdy Hail

Submissions from 2019

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Independence County

Submissions from 2003

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Independence County

Books from 1991

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Photograph, Oil Trough school interior

Submissions from 1984

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Independence County

Submissions from 1980

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Independence County

Submissions from 1973

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Independence County

Submissions from 1970

Independence County Records: Delayed Birth & Death Certificates, Book "A"

Submissions from 1967

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Independence County

Submissions from 1963

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Independence County

Submissions from 1961

Dr. Sterling W. Allen - Independence County Chronicle

Submissions from 1959

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Independence County

Images from 1954

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Independence County, 1952-1954

Submissions from 1953

Independence County Records: Record of Ministers Credentials, Book "A"

Submissions from 1949

House at the Livestock and Forestry Branch Experiment Station in Batesville, Independence County

Woman cooking hogs' heads for souse near Oil Trough, Independence County

Submissions from 1947

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Independence County

Submissions from 1945

Independence County Records: Soldiers & Sailors Discharge Records, Books "1-2"

Submissions from 1942

Independence County Records: Ferry Keepers Bonds

Submissions from 1941

A lime mill near Batesville, Independence County

Woman lifting a cooking hog's head near Oil Trough, Independence County

Submissions from 1939

Independence County Records: Confederate Pension Records

Submissions from 1938

U.S. Engineer boat "A.D. Allen" near Batesville

U.S. Engineer dipper dredge No. 3301 near Batesville

Submissions from 1936

Burnett, George W.

Independence County

Submissions from 1934

Churchwell, J.R.

Submissions from 1933

Kelley, Mrs. Willie Ella

Lassiter, Jessie B.

Submissions from 1932

Cannon, B.T.

Prince, India

Submissions from 1931

Pridmore, Mrs. Ann Tracy

Images from 1930

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Independence County townships map, 1930

Submissions from 1926

Allen, D.A.

Allen, Mrs. D.A.

Lancaster, W.L.

Submissions from 1925

Wilmoth, J.E.

Submissions from 1924

Cantrell, T.B.

Independence County Records: Probate Records: Wills, Books "C-D"

Submissions from 1923

Ferguson, Mrs. Amanda M.

Submissions from 1922

Cobb, Jesse

Gray, Mrs. M. A.

Submissions from 1921

Independence County Records: Index to Deeds: Grantee & Grantee

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "R"

Submissions from 1920

Rampey, Mrs. James

Submissions from 1918

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "Q" (part)

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "Q" (part)

Submissions from 1917

Nelson, W.F.

Submissions from 1916

Independence County Records: Index to Deeds: Grantee

Independence County Records: Index to Deeds: Grantor (part)

Independence County Records: Index to Deeds: Grantor (part)

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "P"

Submissions from 1914

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Books "N-O"

Submissions from 1911

Barnett, Ira Nelson

Johnson, D. W.

Phillips, R. P.

Submissions from 1910

Independence County Records: Index to Deeds: Grantee & Grantor

Submissions from 1909

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "M"

Submissions from 1908

Independence County Records: Index to Church, School, & Cemetery Deeds, Books "1-3"

Submissions from 1907

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "L" (part)

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "L" (part)

Submissions from 1905

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "K"

Submissions from 1904

Independence County Records: Index to Deeds: Grantee

Independence County Records: Index to Deeds: Grantor

Submissions from 1903

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "J" (part)

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "J" (part)

Submissions from 1902

Independence County Records: Probate Records: Administrators Bonds & Letters, Book "A"

Submissions from 1901

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Book "I"

Submissions from 1898

Independence County Records: Marriage Records, Books "G-H"

Submissions from 1894

Independence County Records: Index to Deeds: Grantee

Independence County Records: Index to Deeds: Grantor

Submissions from 1893

Independence County Records: Probate Records: Guardians Bonds & Letters, Book "B"