Phillips County was established in 1820 from a portion of Arkansas County. It was named for pioneer settler Sylvanus Phillips. Helena-West Helena serves as the county seat.

A list of the Phillips 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 “Phillips 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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H.H. Hutchinson certificate of appointment, 1889

This collection contains one certificate of appointment.

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H.H. Hutchinson certificate of appointment, 1889

This collection contains one certificate of appointment.

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James R. Turner papers, 1839-1909

This collection contains invitations and programs of various social activities in and around Poplar Grove, Helena, and Marvell, Phillips County, Arkansas, including Knights of Honor and Knights and Ladies of Honor events that were attended by James R. Turner. There are also items related to President Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Little Rock in 1905. Other items in the collection include a Justice of the Peace commission for William Turner (James R. Turner's father) and a land grant issued to Walter and Sarah Burress.

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

This census was conducted by the sheriff of Phillips County, Arkansas Territory, Henry L. Biscoe, in 1829.

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Phillips County tax list, 1825

This collection contains a list of errors on the territorial real estate tax list for Phillips County, Arkansas.The county judge ordered the list be audited by the Auditor of the Territory of Arkansas.

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Rabb swamp land certificates, 1859-1860

This collection contains three certificates for payments due to Mrs. H.A. Rabb for having levees built inthe Helena Swamp Land District, Phillips County.

Submissions from 2020

Census: Phillips County 1830 Index

Census: Phillips County, Real Estate Wealth 1860

Civil War: Battle of L'Anguille Ferry

Daniels, Mrs. Louisa

Drea, Mrs. Ella

Dula, Mrs. Ella H.

Early Arkansas tax records [Phillips County]

Extension Service: Annual narrative & statistical reports from state offices and county agents, 1922-1923: through Phillips county

Extension Service: Annual narrative & statistical reports from state offices and county agents, 1929-1930: Phillips county- home management

Extension Service: Annual narrative & statistical reports from state offices and county agents, 1931-1932: Phillips- forestry

Gilbert, Mrs. H.L

Phillips County

Phillips County, Arkansas. Plat map T. 1N., R. 2E. "Showing Big Creek"

Phillips County, Arkansas. Plat map T. 2S., R. 2E. "Showing St. Francis Trail"

Phillips County, Arkansas. Plat map T. 2S., R. 3E

Phillips County, Arkansas. Plat map T. 3 and 4 S., E. R. 4 and 5 E. "On Mississippi River"

Phillips County, Arkansas. Plat map T. 3S., R. 2E. "Showing Big Creek"

Phillips County, Arkansas. Plat map T. 3S., R. 3 E. "Old Town Lake"

Phillips County, Arkansas. Plat map T. 5S., R. 2E. "Showing the Mississippi River and Old Town Bayou and Beaver Bayou"

Submissions from 2019

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Phillips County

Submissions from 2003

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Phillips County

Submissions from 1985

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Phillips County

Submissions from 1975

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Phillips County

Submissions from 1974

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Phillips County

Phillips County ownership map

Submissions from 1971

Postal Map of Phillips County, Arkansas

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Postal Map of Phillips County, J M. Massey

Submissions from 1967

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Phillips County

Submissions from 1963

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Phillips County

Submissions from 1958

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Phillips County

Images from 1954

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Phillips County, 1952-1954

Submissions from 1951

Back, Mrs. Willie Elizabeth

Watson, Miss Byrd

Submissions from 1937

Smith, Jospeh A.

Images from 1936

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May 1, Walter J. Lemke

Submissions from 1933

Fuller, Mrs. Fannie M.

Images from 1930

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Phillips County townships map, 1930

Submissions from 1926

Chappell, Mrs. M. C.

Submissions from 1917

Gilbert, H.L.

Submissions from 1912

Thompson, G.W.

Submissions from 1911

Map of Phillips County, Arkansas

Submissions from 1909

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James M. Hanks diaries, 1865-1909

This collection contains diaries addressing personal, political, business, and religious matters.

Books from 1868

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Update to the Register of Legal Voters of Phillips County

Books from 1848

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1848 April 13: Gross Scruggs, Phillips County, Arkansas, to E.N. Conway, Auditor, Concerning deed money for M.C. Crosky

Books from 1823

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1823 August 18: Berry Anthony to Governor James Miller, Petition concerning judgment of Phillips County Circuit Court