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* Some of Arkansas' counties have two county seats, as opposed to the usual one seat. The arrangement dates back to when travel was extremely difficult in the states. The seats are usually on opposite sides of the county. Though travel is no longer the difficulty it once was, there are few efforts to eliminate the two seat arrangement where it exists.

  • Little River County, Arkansas —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 11, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Sevier County.
    Established:  05-Mar-1867
    County Seat:  Ashdown, Arkansas

    County history - Little River County is named for Little River, a tributary of the Red River. The county is separated from all other surrounding counties in the state by water (a characteristic shared only with neighboring Miller County), with the Little River, Millwood Lake and the Red River forming the boundaries of the county within the state.

    Little River Courthouse
    1. Little River County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Little River County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Little River County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Little River County Genealogical Society (Ashdown, AR)
    4. Little River County - US/ARGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Little River County - US/ARGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Little River County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Little River County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Little River County Vital Records - Little River County Clerk, 351 North 2nd Street, Ashdown, AR 71822.

    9. Little River County - Little River County, Arkansas is located in the very South-West Corner of Arkansas.


  • Miller County, Arkansas —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of LaFayette County (abolished in 1838, and later recreated.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1862
    County Seat:  Texarkana, Arkansas

    County history - Miller County is named in honor of James Miller (April 25, 1776  July 7, 1851) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire, the first Governor of Arkansas Territory, and a Brigadier General in the United States Army during the War of 1812.

    Miller Courthouse
    GHLL Miller County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Miller County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Miller County, AR Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Texarkana USA Genealogical Society / Texarkana, AR)
    6. US/ARGenWeb site - Miller County Archives
    7. US/ARGenWeb - Miller County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Miller County Clerk, 400 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854.
               Note:  The State vital records office should have birth and death records from 1914, and marriage records from 1917. Some City Clerks may have birth and death records before 1914. Clerks of counties where license was obtained also have marriage records. County Clerks or Clerks of Circuit Courts have records of wills, deeds, divorces, and war service.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Little River County (north), Hempstead County (northeast), Lafayette County (east),
             Bossier Parish, Louisiana (southeast), Caddo Parish, Louisiana (south),
             Cass County, Texas (southwest), Bowie County, Texas (west).

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  • Montgomery County, Arkansas —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hot Spring County.
    Established:  09-Dec-1842
    County Seat:  Mount Ida, Arkansas

    County history - Montgomery County is named in honor of Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), an American general during the Revolutionary War.

    Montgomery Courthouse
    1. Montgomery County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Montgomery County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Montgomery County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Montgomery County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 578
          Mount Ida, AR 71957

    4. Montgomery County - US/ARGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Montgomery County - US/ARGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Montgomery County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Montgomery County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Montgomery County Vital Records - Montgomery County Clerk, P.O. Box 717, Mount Ida, AR 71957.

    9. Arkansas Genealogy Trails - Montgomery County
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County / Mount Ida, AR)


  • Nevada County, Arkansas —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 19, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Columbia, Hempstead and Ouachita Counties..
    Established:  20-Mar-1871
    County Seat:  Prescott, Arkansas

    County history - Nevada County name comes from the similarity of its shape to the state of Nevada. Contrasting with the name of the U.S. state, the local pronunciation for the southwestern Arkansas county is "nuh-VAY-duh".

    Nevada Courthouse
    1. Nevada County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Nevada County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Nevada County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Nevada County - US/ARGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Nevada County - US/ARGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Nevada County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Nevada County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Nevada County Vital Records - Nevada County Clerk, Courthouse, Prescott, AR 71857.

      Census Information:
    9. 1920 Census (T) - Federal Census Nevada County, Arkansas (ED 132: 3 files)
    10. 1920 Census (T) - Federal Census Nevada County, Arkansas (ED 133: 4 files)


  • Newton County, Arkansas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Carroll County.
    Established:  14-Dec-1842
    County Seat:  Jasper, Arkansas

    County history - Newton County is named in honor of Thomas W. Newton, an Arkansas Congressman, born ca 1803 and died in 1853 at Little Rock.

    Newton Courthouse
    1. Newton County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Newton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Newton County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Newton County Historical Society (Jasper, AR)
    4. Newton County - US/ARGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Newton County - US/ARGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Newton County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Newton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Newton County Vital Records - Newton County Clerk, P.O. Box 410, Jasper, AR 72641.
               Note:  The State vital records office should have birth and death records from 1914, and marriage records from 1917. Some City Clerks may have birth and death records before 1914. Clerks of counties where license was obtained also have marriage records. County Clerks or Clerks of Circuit Courts have records of wills, deeds, divorces, and war service.


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