Sebastian County was founded in 1851 from portions of Crawford, Scott, and Polk counties. It was named for U. S. Senator William Sebastian. Fort Smith and Greenwood serve as county seats.

A list of the Sebastian 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 “Sebastian 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

Atlas of Sebastian County, Arkansas: compiled and drawn from U.S. official surveys, county records, and personal observations: E.L. Hayes

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Ballot, Sebastian County election

Buckner College: Sebastian County

Butterfield Overland Mail Centennial 1858-1958

Cemeteries: Kersey Family, Sebastian County

Cemeteries: Sebastian County

Cottrell, W.J.

Der scheinuerfer, Camp Chaffee newspaper

Extension Service: Annual narrative & statistical reports from state offices and county agents, 1930-1931: S. Sebastian county- home demonstrations

Fort Chafee

Leard Family: Sebastian County

Leard - Peck Family: Sebastian County

Mabry, Stephen Decatur

M. Y. Harper: Sebastian County

O'Neal, Mrs. J.M.

Owensley, Francis M.

Richardson, S.D.

Samuel Edmondson, Justice of the Peace material, Sebastian county, Arkansas

Scott, Joe M.

Sebastian County

Sebastian County Baptist Association 1920-1921

Tatum Family: Sebastian County

The Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Records, Sebastian County, Arkansas

Waits, J.R.

Submissions from 2019

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Sebastian County

Submissions from 2016

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South Sebastian County Historical Society final grant report, 2016

The report in this collection contains photographs, a booklet, a program, one DVD, one CD-ROM, and promotional material.

Submissions from 2003

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1991

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1988

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1982

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1971

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1967

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1961

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1958

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1957

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Battle of Backbone Mountain letter, 1957 October 20

This collection contains a letter from Byron G. Broglon, Pleasanton, California, to Mrs. Garner, Springdale, Arkansas, concerning the Battle of Backbone Mountain.

Submissions from 1947

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1941

Aerial view of a flooding orchard near Fort Smith, Sebastian County

Men filling bags to reinforce the levees during flooding near Fort Smith, Sebastian County

Men standing on the levee viewing the flooded Arkansas River near Fort Smith, Sebastian County

Submissions from 1940

Haley, Mrs. Mollie A.

Submissions from 1938

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Sebastian County Democratic Party election certificate, 1938 August 19

This certificate is dated August 19, 1938.

Todd, Mrs. Mary Ellen

Submissions from 1933

Lacy, W.I.

Submissions from 1931

Adams, Mrs. C.M.

Images from 1930

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Sebastian County townships map, 1930

Submissions from 1929

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Fort Smith Aircraft Company records, 1927-1929

This collection contains subscription agreements, leases of property, and a commemorative notice and envelope.

Submissions from 1926

Miller, Henry

Submissions from 1925

Hinson, Mrs. M.A.

Submissions from 1924

Barnett, Mrs. Thomas B.

Barnett, Thomas B.

Price, Eliza Ann

Submissions from 1922

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Ada Petty deed, 1922 September 13

The deed in this collection is dated September 13, 1922.

Rhodes, Wilson

Submissions from 1921

French, E.D.

Submissions from 1918

Green, George Washington

Submissions from 1917

McClain, A.J.

Submissions from 1916

Moore, Thomas

Submissions from 1914

Bonner, E. B.

Submissions from 1908

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Sebastian County (Ark.) ballot, 1908

This collection contains a ballot for the Upper Township of Sebastian County from 1908. A handwritten note explains that African Americans voted heavily in the election.

Submissions from 1906

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W.B.W. Heartsill campaign announcement, circa 1906

This collection contains one broadside, a W.B.W. Heartsill announcement in his campaign for the legislature, Sebastian County: "I will at the following times and places discuss the pending issues pertaining to the present Primary canvas."

Submissions from 1904

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Hilliard Bryan statement, circa 1904

This collection contains a statement from Hilliard Bryan, circa 1904, concerning an upcoming election.

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U.G. and M.M. Miller warranty deed, 1904 October 22

The warranty deed in this collection is dated October 22, 1904.

Submissions from 1903

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Guardian's sale notice, 1903 October 31

The broadside in this collection is dated October 31, 1903.

Submissions from 1900

Map of Sebastian County

Outline map of Sebastian County, Arkansas

Submissions from 1898

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Sebastian County (Ark.) chattel mortgage collection, 1898

This collection contains chattel and crop mortgages from Sebastian County, Arkansas.

Submissions from 1896

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Sebastian County (Ark.) tax collector's notice, 1896 December 21

This collection contains one broadside, a tax collector's notice by T.W. Bugg, Sheriff and Collector of Sebastian County, announcing his schedule for collecting taxes.

Books from 1894

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1894 January 27: Certificate, sworn by S.P. McLaughlin, deputy marshal; James Brizzolara, commissioner

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John H. Holland letter, 1894

This letter written by John Holland to C.C. Ayers discusses the practice of working prisoners on roads.

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Sebastian County (Ark.) tax collector's notice, 1894 December 31

This collection contains one broadside, a tax collector's notice by T.W. Bugg, Sheriff and Collector of Sebastian County, announcing his schedule for collecting taxes.

Submissions from 1892

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S.W. Oliver deed, 1892 August 24

The deed in this collection is dated August 24, 1892.

Submissions from 1890

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Sebastian County (Ark.) clerk financial report, 1890 August 4

This collection contains one broadside, a Financial Report of the County Clerk of Sebastian County.

Submissions from 1889

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A.L. Raymond map of coal lands in Sebastian County, 1889

This collection contains a map of coal lands in Sebastian County, Arkansas, and a letter from A.L. Raymond, Huntingtown Town Company, Huntington, Arkansas, to Edward Perry.

Submissions from 1888

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J.R.A. Hendry proof of loss of deed form, 1888

This collection contains one proof of loss of deed form for J.R.A. Hendry, dated March 14, 1888.

Books from 1882

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1882 February 13: Voucher, U.S. v. Fred Smith, retail liquor dealer without paying special tax; includes cost of warrant,

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Notice of administrator's sale of real estate, 1882 October 27

The broadside in this collection is dated October 27, 1882.

Submissions from 1876

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Joseph Brogan estate sale notice, 1876 April

This collection contains a notice of sale for Joseph Brogan’s estate to be held at Sebastian County Court House, Fort Smith, Arkansas on June 29, 1876. The petitioner of the sale and the administrator of the estate was Edward C. Brogan, the brother of Joseph.

Books from 1868

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Update to the Register of Legal Voters of Sebastian County

Books from 1867

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Index to Register of Legal Voters of Sebastian County

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Register of the Legal Voters of Sebastian County

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Sebastian County Maimed Soldiers list

Submissions from 1861

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Company B, 1st Regiment Cavalry,Arkansas Volunteers, ConfederateStates of America, muster roll, 1861

This descriptive muster roll includes name, rank, physical description, age, and enlistment date for eachsoldier. Additional remarks are included for some.

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Sebastian County Secession Convention delegate petition and response, 1861 January

This collection contains the petition requesting Griffith to represent Sebastian County at the secession convention and his reply.

Submissions from 1840

Map of Fort Smith