Prairie County was founded in 1846 from a part of Pulaski County, and was so named because the county sits on level land between rivers in an area described early on as the Grand Prairie. Des Arc and DeValls Bluff are the county seats.
The results below are automatically collected from materials on this site that have been tagged with the Geographical Area of “Prairie 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.
Submissions from 2020
Submissions from 2019
Submissions from 1981
Submissions from 1973
Submissions from 1965
Submissions from 1961
Submissions from 1959
Submissions from 1940
Submissions from 1939
Submissions from 1937
Submissions from 1936
Submissions from 1932
Submissions from 1931
Images from 1930
Submissions from 1926
This collection contains legal documents and correspondence related to the sale of Thomas Hibbs' estate. Thomas Hibbs lived in Prairie County, Arkansas and died in 1926.
This collection contains documents related to the settlement of the estate of Thomas J. Hibbs.
Submissions from 1924
Submissions from 1923
Submissions from 1911
Submissions from 1910
This collection contains one broadside, a petition by Prairie County residents to move the county seat from Des Arc to Hazen or DeValls Bluff.
Submissions from 1906
Submissions from 1892
Submissions from 1880
This collection contains a proof of improvement form and a donation deed-forfeited lands for land belonging to W.H. Brooks. It also contains a written statement from J.J. Vaughan to D.W. Lear, Commissioner of State Lands concerning W.H. Brooks' land. The documents are dated 1878-1880.
Submissions from 1878
This collections contains one donation deed for Adolphus Flannigan relating to land in Prairie County, Arkansas. It is dated November 11, 1878.
Submissions from 1870
This collection contains Amos Walker's land warrant for 160 acres and town lots in Arkansas Colony, Prairie County, AR dated July 26, 1870 and N. Briggs's land warrant for town lots in Arkansas Colony, Prairie County, AR dated August 15, 1870.
Books from 1868
Images from 1867
Submissions from 1865
The collection consists of abstracts of quartermaster returns of military stores of the Union Army during the Atlanta Campaign in 1864-1865.
Submissions from 1862
This collection contains one Civil War letter.
This collection contains one promissory note from N.L. Ragland and John Jackson to Prairie County School Commissioner William P. Preston.
Books from 1861
This collection contains one receipt from Prairie County for the "use of the McIver Guards."
This collection contains one photocopy of a letter from Martha Ann Jordan of Prairie County, Arkansas to her sister, Minerva W. King, Maury County, Tennessee, dated July 12, 1861, as well as two photocopied items providing context.
This collection contains one record of the elections of officers for the Prairie County Home Guard.
Submissions from 1856
This collection contains one apprenticeship agreement.
Submissions from 1852
This collection contains one deed of conveyance for land in Prairie County, Arkansas.