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Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy

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=== Description ===
The county was named for Andrew Scott, a justice of the Supreme Court of the Arkansas Territory. The County Seat is Benton and was founded November 5, 1833.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ark/scott/</ref> It is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Scott County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_County,_Arkansas</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
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*'''1833--'''Scott County was created 5 November 1833&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]], [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]], and [[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pope]] Counties.
*'''1840--'''Scott County's boundary changed on 5 December 1840 to the newly created Yell County.
*'''1871-''' Scott County's boundary changed on 22 March 1871 due to the newly created Logan County.
*'''County seat:''' Waldron<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
=== Church Records ===
{{AR Church Intro|Scott}}
*'''1875-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|2790263|Nebraska, Church Records, 1875-1899}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
=== Court Records ===
*'''1890-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2126715|Arkansas Confederate Soldier Home,1890-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images only
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
'''Online Probate Records
*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org /search/ FamilySearch] — images
=== School Records ===
*'''1779-1966''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=ar%2carkansas Arkansas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1882 - 1958''' - Scott County Marriage Books A-I Index 1882-1958 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (- FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>*'''1882 - 1926''' - Scott County Marriage Books A-D Index 1882-1926 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.</ref>
*[http://argenweb.net/scott/marrindex.htm Scott County AR Marriages] at ARGenWeb
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