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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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Guide to '''Scott County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
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|organized=  November 5,  1833
 
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|county seat= Waldron
| county = Scott County
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|parent county= [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]], [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]], and [[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pope]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
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|county1= [[LeFlore County, Oklahoma Genealogy|LeFlore (OK)]]
 
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|county2= [[Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy|Logan]]
| state = Arkansas
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|county3= [[Montgomery County, Arkansas Genealogy|Montgomery]]
 
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|county4= [[Polk County, Arkansas Genealogy|Polk]]
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|county5= [[Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sebastian]]
 
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|county6= [[Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy|Yell]]</br><center>[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Scott}}
  
| 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>
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'''Scott County Courthouse'''<br>100 W 1 St Ste 1; <br>Waldron, AR 72958<br>Phone: 501.637.2155<br>[http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Scott%20County Scott County Website]<br><br>County and and Circuit Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1882.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Scott County, Arkansas ===
 
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[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>
 
 
 
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| 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>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County 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>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
 
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==== Government and Related Websites  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="3" | <center>'''County Government and other Local Websites'''</center>
 
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| 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
 
 
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| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Scott.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
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| width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records
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'''1882'''  A courthouse fire on 22 May 1882 destroyed all county records.<br><br>
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== History  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Scott}}
==== Parent County  ====
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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.
 
*'''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.
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*'''County seat:''' Waldron<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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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.
  
'''County seat: '''Waldron <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== 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>
 
  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Scott}}
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The following are locations in Scott County, Arkansas:
  
==== History Timeline ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Scott}}
  
 
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>
 
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 ==
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Scott}}
  
==== African Americans ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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*[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.
  
==== Biographies<br>  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Scott}}
  
*[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>
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%; "
 
 
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Scott County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
 
 
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Scott County</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Scott County, Arkansas''' online and in print</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>
 
 
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[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://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://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)
 
*[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)
 
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Scott|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://worldcat.org/search?q=Scott+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search World Cat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=156 Find A Grave]
 
*[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.interment.net/us/ar/scott.htm Interment.net]
 
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/scott-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
*[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/cem.htm USGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/scott/cem4.htm ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with 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://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://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.
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Select the county and cemetery.
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[http://www.argenweb.net/scott/cem4.htm Scott County AR Cemeteries]
  
'''More cemetery lists'''
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=== Census Records ===
 
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{{AR Census Intro|Scott}}
*[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)
 
 
 
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*{{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]]
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Scott}}
  
*[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Scott}}
  
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Scott}}
  
[http://www.argenweb.net/scott/cem4.htm Scott County AR Cemeteries]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Scott}}
  
{{AR Church Intro}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Scott}}
  
{{AR Land Intro}}  
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{{AR History Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''History of Scott County, Arkansas'' by Henry Grady McCutchen. [https://archive.org/details/historyofscottco00mccu Available on Archive.org]
 
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*O'Nale, John Paul. ''Slavery in Scott County, Arkansas''. Arkansas&nbsp;: s.n., 19--
{{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)
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3730345 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*'''''Memphis riots and massacres'''''. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1866. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29845 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
*'''''Memphis riots and massacres'''''. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1866. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29845 Ancestry.com] ($)
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Scott}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARScott County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
==== Maps ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[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)
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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=== Migration ===
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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{{AR Migration Intro|Scott}}
*[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 ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Scott}}
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{AR Revolutionary War Intro|Scott}}
  
 
*''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>''
 
*''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 =====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Scott}}
  
 
*'''History of Scott County, Arkansas''' by Henry Grady McCutchen [https://archive.org/stream/historyofscottco00mccu#page/37/mode/1up Chapter VI]
 
*'''History of Scott County, Arkansas''' by Henry Grady McCutchen [https://archive.org/stream/historyofscottco00mccu#page/37/mode/1up Chapter VI]
<br>
 
  
{{VAciv}}  
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{{AR Civil War Regiments|Scott}}
  
:- [[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Company H  
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:- [[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Company H
:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers (Confederate)]], Company D  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers (Confederate)]], Company D
:- [[2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]], Companies A and I  
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:- [[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>
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:- [[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
  
'''Online Records'''
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'''Online Records
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
  
==== Naturalization ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Scott}}
  
{{AR Newspapers|Scott}}  
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{{AR Newspapers|Scott}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Scott}}
*'''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  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Scott}}
  
{{AR Tax Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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'''Online Probate Records
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*'''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 $
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*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Scott}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Scott}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Scott}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Scott}}
  
*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== 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>  
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Scott}}
*'''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>  
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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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>
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*'''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
 
*[http://argenweb.net/scott/marrindex.htm Scott County AR Marriages] at ARGenWeb
  
===== Death =====
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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Scott}}
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Scott}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
 
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Scott}}
*[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  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{AR Archives Intro|Scott}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
==== Websites  ====
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=== Libraries ===
 
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Scott}}
{{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"
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=== Museums ===
|-
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{{AR Museums Intro|Scott}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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== Societies ==
|-
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{{AR Societies Intro|Scott}}
| 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  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{AR Websites Intro|Scott}}
  
<references />
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* [http://argenweb.net/scott/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/scott/scott.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Scott/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Scott/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/scott/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194669|Arkansas|Scott}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{AR Research Guides Intro|Scott}}
  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Scott_County,_Arkansas]]
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{{Arkansas|Arkansas}}
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Scott_County,_Arkansas]][[Category:Arkansas_Counties]]

Revision as of 12:32, 25 September 2017

 

Guide to Scott County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Waldron
Organized: November 5, 1833
Parent County(s): Pulaski, Crawford, and Pope[1]
Neighboring Counties
LeFlore (OK)  • Logan  • Montgomery  • Polk  • Sebastian  • Yell
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasScottCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-scott.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Scott County Courthouse
100 W 1 St Ste 1;
Waldron, AR 72958
Phone: 501.637.2155
Scott County Website

County and and Circuit Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1882.[2]

Scott County, Arkansas[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1882 1914* 1882 1882 1882
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1882 A courthouse fire on 22 May 1882 destroyed all county records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1833--Scott County was created 5 November 1833 from Pulaski, Crawford, and Pope Counties.
  • County seat: Waldron[4]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Template:AR Populated Places Intro The following are locations in Scott County, Arkansas:

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 taken from the Scott County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Scott County, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Arkansas Cemeteries for more information

  Scott County AR Cemeteries

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

  • History of Scott County, Arkansas by Henry Grady McCutchen. Available on Archive.org
  • O'Nale, John Paul. Slavery in Scott County, Arkansas. Arkansas : s.n., 19--
  • Memphis riots and massacres. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1866. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Click on a neighboring county to go to the wiki page.
Template:ARScott County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Scott County on page 191.]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

  • History of Scott County, Arkansas by Henry Grady McCutchen Chapter VI

Regiments. Men in Scott County served in various regiments and companies. Those listed below were specifically formed in this county:

- 1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate), Company H
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers (Confederate), Company D
- 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate), Companies A and I
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[6], Company E

Online Records

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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


Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • ARGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • RootsWeb resources. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. 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.”
  6. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  7. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  8. 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.