Polk County was founded in 1844 with land from Sevier County, and was named for President James K. Polk. Mena serves as the county seat.

A list of the Polk 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 “Polk 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

Board Camp, Polk County, Arkansas

Census: Polk County 1880

Churches: Salem Primitive Baptist Church, Polk County

County school supervisors annual reports: Polk county correspondence, 1976-1978

Ferguson Family: Polk County

Goss Family: Polk County

Jacobs Family: Polk County

James M. Elliott letter

Lackey Family: Polk County

Lawrence Family: Polk County

McKibben Family: Polk County

Miller, Uriah Lock

Polk County

Polk County Records: Polk County Township Plats

Salie-Sales Family: Polk County

State Parks: Queen Wilhelmina Inn and Park

Whipple, Janus

Submissions from 2019

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Polk County

Submissions from 1982

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Polk County

Submissions from 1976

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

Submissions from 1974

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Polk County

Submissions from 1967

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Polk County

Submissions from 1962

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Polk County

Submissions from 1957

Polk County Records: Probate Records: Will Record, Books "1-2"

Submissions from 1949

View of a stream and mountains in the Ouachita National Forest near Mena, Polk County

Submissions from 1943

Polk County Records: General Index to Deeds: Direct, Book "3"

Polk County Records: General Index to Deeds: Indirect, Book "3"

Submissions from 1939

Polk County

Submissions from 1937

Map of Arkansas Forestry Commission Ranger District No. 2-9

Submissions from 1934

Polk County Records: Naturalization Certificates

Submissions from 1933

Taylor, Mrs. Amanda M.

Submissions from 1932

Lance, Mrs. Agnes E.

Images from 1930

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Polk County townships map, 1930

Submissions from 1929

Wheeler, H.C.

Submissions from 1924

Polk County Records: General Index to Deeds: Indirect and Direct, Books "1-2"

Submissions from 1923

Polk County Records: Marriage Records, Books "M-N"

Submissions from 1921

Polk County Records: Probate Records: Guardian's Bond Record, Book "B"

Submissions from 1920

McDaniel, Jasper

Submissions from 1919

Polk County Records: Probate Records: Administrator's Bond, Book "B"

Submissions from 1918

Polk County Records: Marriage Records, Books "K-L"

Submissions from 1916

Polk County Records: General Index to Deeds: Direct, Book "1"

Polk County Records: General Index to Deeds: Indirect, Books "1-2"

Submissions from 1915

Map of Polk County

Submissions from 1913

Polk County Records: Marriage Records, Books "I-J"

Submissions from 1911

Furr, F. H.

Wood, S. R.

Submissions from 1907

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

Submissions from 1906

Polk County Records: Mena Town Council Minutes, Book "A"

Submissions from 1905

Polk County Records: Original Land Entry, Book "A"

Submissions from 1904

Polk County Records: Justice of the Peace Dockets

Submissions from 1903

Polk County Records: Marriage Records, Books "E-F"

Submissions from 1899

Polk County Records: Marriage Records, Books "E-D"

Submissions from 1897

Polk County Records: Marriage Records

Submissions from 1896

Polk County Records: Deed Records, Book "I"

Submissions from 1895

Polk County Records: Deed Records, Books "G-H"

Submissions from 1889

Polk County Records: Marriage Records, Book "D"

Submissions from 1888

Polk County Records: Probate Court Records

Submissions from 1883

Polk County Records: County Court Records

Submissions from 1882

Polk County Records: Circuit Court Records

Books from 1875

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1875 July 26: U.S. v. Thomas Harris, for violation of revenue laws; Samuel W. Jacoby and James F. Smith; Stephen Wheeler, commissioner

Books from 1868

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1868 March 11: Statement of Asa Williamson that William Markham of Pike County has made spirituous liquors; statement witnessed by Michael Dugan, Nicolas Hunter, Arthur Miller of Polk County, Arkansas, and A.D. Hawkins, U.S. commissioner

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Update to the Register of Legal Voters of Polk County

Submissions from 1867

Polk County Records: Tax Books