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==== Bible Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/washington-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Washington County, Arkansas] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
 
*[http://www.goldbug.com/ Gold Bug Historic Maps] -&nbsp; reflect changes in county boundaries  
 
*[http://www.goldbug.com/ Gold Bug Historic Maps] -&nbsp; reflect changes in county boundaries  
*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Interactive Battle Map] for Arkansas
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*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Interactive Battle Map] for Arkansas  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-washington-county-arkansas-1909-map.html Map of 1909 Washington County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
 
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Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County.  
 
Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County.  
  
:- [[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Companies D and E<br>
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:- [[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Companies D and E<br>  
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company G  
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company G  
:- [[17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)]], Companies D and E<br>
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:- [[17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)]], Companies D and E<br>  
:- [[34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Companies A, B, C, H and K<br>
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:- [[34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Companies A, B, C, H and K<br>  
 
:- [[Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]]  
 
:- [[Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]]  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM99B-VPX%3A181946809%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1837-1931] Part of: ''County Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM99B-VPX%3A181946809%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1837-1931] Part of: ''County Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)  
 
**Includes Letters of administration 1840-1905; Letters of testamentary 1841-1905; Probate records 1837-1886; Wills 1889-1931.
 
**Includes Letters of administration 1840-1905; Letters of testamentary 1841-1905; Probate records 1837-1886; Wills 1889-1931.
  
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 18:48, 1 February 2014

United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Arkansas, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Washington County [[Image:Template:ARWashingtonBattlefield]]

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












Washington County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Washington 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 17, 1828
County Seat Fayetteville
Courthouse
Address Washington County Courthouse
280 N College Ave #300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 501.444.1711
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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Washington County Courthouse
280 N College Ave #300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 501.444.1711


County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and probate records from 1828; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records; City Librarian has cemetery records[1]

Beginning years for Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1845 1914* 1835 1834 1830
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

History[edit | edit source]

Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1828--Washington County was created 17 October 1828 from Crawford County.  County seat: Fayetteville [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Washington County boundary changes.

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

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Populated Places[edit | edit source]

  • Elkins
  • Elm Springs
  • Farmington
  • Fayetteville
  • Goshen
  • Greenland
  • Johnson
  • Lincoln
  • Prairie Grove
  • Springdale
  • Tontitown
  • West Fork
  • Winslow

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

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]

Cemeteries of Washington County - Index and Transcriptions -  Washington County ARGenWeb,

Combs Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery, Fayetteville National Cemetery, Harrell Cemetery, Joyce Cemetery, Mount Salem Cemetery, Reese Cemetery 1, Reese Cemetery 2, Roberson CemeteryTharp Cemetery, Walker Cemetery, Whitehouse CemeteryZion Cemetry

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

  • Biographies from The History of Washington County, Arkansas (1889) published by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Federal Land PatentsHomestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908  -  USGenWeb Washington County Archives,  Land Records 1834-1991, Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903

Washington County Archives Land Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[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, Washington County on page 191.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Mexican War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County.

- 1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate), Companies D and E
- 16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate), Companies D and E
- 34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Companies A, B, C, H and K
- Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)[4]
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[5]Company C

Also see Arkansas in the Civil War

Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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


Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

  • Probate Records 1837-1931 Part of: County Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Letters of administration 1840-1905; Letters of testamentary 1841-1905; Probate records 1837-1886; Wills 1889-1931.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]
  • 1900-1953 - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch C750893 at FamilySearch - free.[8]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
  • Obituaries submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb


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. 70.
  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. Arkansas, Adjutant General's Office, Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866, (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990) FHL fiche 6082312
  5. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987) FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012).
  8. 8.0 8.1 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.
  9. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.