Pope County was established in 1829 with land from Crawford County, and portions of Johnson, Van Buren, and Yell counties which were added later. The county was named for John C. Pope, Arkansas’s third territorial governor. Russellville serves as the county seat.

A list of the Pope 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 “Pope 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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Andrew Scott letter, 1824

This letter was written by Andrew Scott to his wife, Eliza, a few days before he fought and killed Joseph Selden in a duel. Scott wrote the letter to be read upon his death, in the event he did not survive the duel.

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Galley Creek Baptist Church of Christ minutes, 1860-1890

This collection contains minutes from the Galley Creek Baptist Church of Christ in Pope County, Arkansas from 1860-1977 as well as a list of subscribers to rebuilt the parsonage.

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Pope County (Ark.) school records, 1868-1876

This collection contains the record book of Pope County's Allen Township School District Number 3 from 1868 through 1878 and a transcription of the record book.

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Pope County Militia requisition, 1866

This collection contains a requisition for ordnance and ordnance stores, for a company of Pope County Militia under Captain James F. Clear.

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Scott and Howell promissory notes, 1872-1873

This collection contains promissory notes for James W. Price and T.M. Vangardt with Scott and Howell.

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Smyrna Church records, 1887-1900

This collection contains church records.

Submissions from 2020

Benjamin F. Coulter: Pope County

Castleberry - Cox Family: Pope County

Census: Pope County 1830 Index

Census: Pope County 1840

Central Presbyterian Church Records, Pope County, Arkansas

Churches: Early Churches of Pope County

Churches: Sulpher Spring Presbyterian, Pope County

Claunch Family: Pope County

Danley, Fannie J.

Dempsey Family: Pope County

Extension Service: Annual narrative & statistical reports from state offices and county agents, 1925-1926: Pope county-home demonstrations

Extension Service: Annual narrative & statistical reports from state offices and county agents, 1932-1933: Pope county

John Williamson Family: Pope County

Mack, J.W.

Martin Family: Pope County

Morton, R.O.

Pope County

Pope county school district plat books

Pope county school records

Reed Family: Pope County

Roberson, Susan B.

Rowland, James L.

Scruggs, Mrs. Lottie

Sherrill, Bill

Skelton, Swan H.

Socializing Forces in the History of Pope County, Arkansas: William Marvin Hurley

Torrence Family: Pope County

Submissions from 2019

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Pope County

Submissions from 2003

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Pope County

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Three barns and an oak

Submissions from 1995

The Dover Times

Submissions from 1993

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Pope County

Submissions from 1983

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Pope County

Submissions from 1979

Pope County Historical Association Quarterly

Submissions from 1977

Pope County Historical Association Quarterly

Submissions from 1974

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Vol. 2

Submissions from 1973

Smith, Roxana H.

Submissions from 1972

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Pope County

Submissions from 1967

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Pope County

Submissions from 1956

Curtis, Ida J.

Submissions from 1947

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Pope County

Harvill, Mrs. Nola Smith

Hatfield, Mrs. Tennie Thompson

Submissions from 1943

Pope County

Submissions from 1940

Illinois Bayou Watershed

Images from 1936

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May 13, Walter J. Lemke

Submissions from 1935

Byerly, W.M.

McArthur, J.P.

Submissions from 1934

Brown, James Allen

Submissions from 1932

Kendrick, O.R.

Meck, Mrs. Georgie Brook

Submissions from 1931

Wheeler, D.B.

Images from 1930

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Pope County townships map, 1930

Submissions from 1929

Branson, Mrs. Laura

Petty, Mrs. Dona

Submissions from 1928

Russell, James W.

Submissions from 1927

Adams, C.M.

Tanner, T.H.

Submissions from 1926

Austin, Lydia A.

Submissions from 1924

Wilson, W.M.

Submissions from 1918

Hopkins, Francis

Warfield, T.B.

Whelchel, G.D.

Submissions from 1913

Soil Map, Pope County

Submissions from 1911

Floyd, D. V.

Submissions from 1908

Ballard, Mary J.

Submissions from 1880

Map of Pope County, Arkansas, showing railroad lands

Books from 1868

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Update to the Register of Legal Voters of Pope County

Images from 1867

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Pope County Maimed Soldiers list

Books from 1839

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1839 May 1: Samuel M. Hays, et al., to Elias N. Conway, Auditor, Security bond for Hays as sheriff and collector of Pope County

Books from 1830

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1830 June 18: Andrew Scott, Pope County, to Governor John Pope, Report of Cherokee Indians