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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Scott County, Arkansas|Scott County]]''
 
  
Guide to '''Scott County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Scott County
 
 
| county_map = Ar-scott.png
 
 
| state = Arkansas
 
 
| state_map = Arkansas.png
 
 
| founded year = 1833
 
 
| founded date = November 5
 
 
| seat wl = Waldron
 
 
| building image = ArkansasScottCourthouse.jpg
 
 
| building address = [http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Scott%20County Scott County Courthouse]<br>100 W 1 St Ste 1; <br>Waldron, AR 72958<br>Phone: 501.637.2155 <br>
 
}}
 
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
 
[http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Scott%20County Scott County Courthouse]<br>100 W 1 St Ste 1; <br>Waldron, AR 72958<br>Phone: 501.637.2155 <br> <br>County and and Circuit Clerk has marriave, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1882.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.</ref>
 
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
 
|-
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
|-
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882
 
|-
 
| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
 
|}
 
 
==== Government and Related Websites  ====
 
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" width="100%" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="3" | <center>'''County Government and other Local Websites'''</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Scott County-clerk.net] (unofficial site)
 
| width="60%" | Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Scott.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
 
| width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records
 
|}
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
*'''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.
 
 
'''County seat: '''Waldron <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
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.
 
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
'''1882'''  A courthouse fire on 22 May 1882 destroyed all county records.
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
 
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Blansett Township|place|disp=Blansett Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Brawley Township|place|disp=Brawley Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Cauthron|place|disp=Cauthron}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Cedar Creek|place|disp=Cedar Creek}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Cedar Township|place|disp=Cedar Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Hon|place|disp=Hon}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, James Township|place|disp=James Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Lafave Township|place|disp=Lafave Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Lamb Township|place|disp=Lamb Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Mill Creek Township|place|disp=Mill Creek Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Mountain Township|place|disp=Mountain Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Park Township|place|disp=Park Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Tate Township|place|disp=Tate Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Waldron|place|disp=Waldron}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott, Y City|place|disp=Y City}}
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
[[LeFlore County, Oklahoma Genealogy|LeFlore County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy|Logan]] {{•}} [[Montgomery County, Arkansas Genealogy|Montgomery]] {{•}} [[Polk County, Arkansas Genealogy|Polk]] {{•}} [[Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sebastian]] {{•}} [[Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy|Yell]] {{•}}
 
<center>{{ARScott County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
 
 
==== History Timeline  ====
 
 
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Scott County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Wes Goodner, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=805&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, 2016), “Scott County.”</ref>
 
 
== Genealogy Resources  ==
 
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
==== Biographies<br>  ====
 
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/scott-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Scott County, Arkansas] (1891) published by Southern Publishing Company are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Scott County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
 
|-
 
| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Scott County</center>
 
| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>
 
| width="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" | <center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)</center>
 
|-
 
| valign="top" width="30%" bgcolor="#EBFAFF" |
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=156&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, change the name, then "Search"
 
 
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=51&lm=s&last=smith&fm=s&first= Arkansas Gravestones] Change the name, then "Search"
 
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Change the name, then "Search" (Statewide, many counties nil)
 
 
| valign="top" width="30%" bgcolor="#FAF1FF" |
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=156 Find A Grave]
 
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/scott.htm Interment.net]
 
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/scott-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/scott/cem.htm USGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/scott/cem4.htm ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/scott/scott.htm RootsWeb]
 
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Select the county and cemetery. Not all counties are included.
 
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Select the county and cemetery.
 
 
'''More cemetery lists'''
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/ALL/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com]
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
 
 
| valign="top" bgcolor="#D4FFE9" |
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
 
**Also [[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
 
 
*[http://worldcat.org/search?q=Scott+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search World Cat]
 
 
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
 
*[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
 
 
|}
 
 
[http://www.argenweb.net/scott/cem4.htm Scott County AR Cemeteries]
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
 
{{AR Church Intro}}
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
{{AR Land Intro}}
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
{{AR History Intro}}
 
 
*''History of Scott County, Arkansas'' by Henry Grady McCutchen. [https://archive.org/details/historyofscottco00mccu Available on Archive.org]
 
*O'Nale, John Paul. ''Slavery in Scott County, Arkansas''. Arkansas&nbsp;: s.n., 19--
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3730345 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
 
 
*'''''Memphis riots and massacres'''''. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1866. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29845 Ancestry.com] ($)
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-scott-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Scott County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
===== Revolutionary War  =====
 
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Scott County on page 191.]''<br>''
 
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
 
*'''History of Scott County, Arkansas''' by Henry Grady McCutchen [https://archive.org/stream/historyofscottco00mccu#page/37/mode/1up Chapter VI]
 
 
<br>
 
 
{{VAciv}}
 
 
:- [[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Company H
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers (Confederate)]], Company D
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]], Companies A and I
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<ref>Desmond Walls Allen, ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. {{FHL|664007|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M28dc}}</ref>, Company E <br>
 
 
<br>
 
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
{{AR Newspapers|Scott}}
 
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
{{AR Tax Intro}}
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
===== Birth  =====
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
*'''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 name="vr">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
 
 
===== Death  =====
 
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
 
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Scott+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=scott+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]
 
| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county
 
| Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies_and_Libraries|Local libraries]] and [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]] may suggest other catalogs</center>
 
|}
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
==== Websites  ====
 
 
{{WA Websites Intro}}
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://argenweb.net/scott/ ARGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/scott/scott.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Scott/ RootsWeb resources]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Scott/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/scott/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/scott-county/ StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|}
 
 
<br>
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/scott/ genealogy.com]
 
| width="70%" | Scott County, AR Genealogy Forum
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.scott/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
 
| width="70%" | Scott County Message Board
 
|}
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
<references />
 
 
 
 
[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Scott_County,_Arkansas]]
 

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