Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy

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Guide to Crittenden County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Crittenden County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Crittenden County
Location in the state of Arkansas, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 22, 1825
County Seat Marion
Courthouse
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Address Crittenden County Courthouse
100 Court Street
Marion, AR 72364
Phone: 870.739.4434


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Crittenden County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg

Crittenden County Courthouse
100 Court Street
Marion, AR 72364
Phone: 870.739.4434

County Clerk has marriage and probate records. Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, military and court records and County Assessor has land records.[1]

Beginning years for Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1837 1914* 1826 1826 1839
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1825--Crittenden County was created 22 October 1825 from Phillips County. County seat: Marion [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Cross  • DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy  • Lee  • Mississippi  • Poinsett  • St. Francis  • Shelby County, Tennesse  • Tunica County, Mississippi Genealogy

Template:ARCrittenden County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies
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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture [1]

  • Artifacts found in Crittenden County—including effigy pipes, stone ear plugs, and ornaments—testify to a long habitation of the area by Native Americans.
  • 1795 - Its first resident of note was a Spanish sergeant named Augustine Grande, who was the commander of Fort Esperanza, built by the Spanish on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
  • 1825 October 22 - Crittenden County was organized.
  • 1850 - Because of the county’s location, levees and drainage districts have been essential to its development
  • 1874 - Reconstruction in Arkansas had ended.
  • 1990 - Crittenden County had a population of 28,259; in that year, an estimated 2,000 people were employed in a variety of jobs by West Memphis processing and manufacturing industries.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy:


- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), 2nd Company E
- 6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), Company C

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crittenden newspapers in online catalogs like:


Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

  • Probate Records 1826-1946 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1837-1919; Administration and guardian records 1853-1876; County Court records 1830-1852; Dockets 1857-1898; Probate records 1826-1889; Wills 1826-1946.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records 
Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.