Territory: Arkansas became a territory in 1819
Statehood: 15 June 1836
25th state of the United States
East: Tennessee, Mississippi
West: Texas, Oklahoma
Capital and largest city: Little Rock
Map: Arkansas, 1866
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Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
Counties: Original counties as listed in the 1836 Arkansas Constitution, Article 4, Legislative Department, Sect. 31: Arkansas Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Conway, Crawford, Crittenden, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Sevier, Scott, Searcy, St. Francis, Union, Van Buren, Washington, and White. Arkansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 75.
Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites
Arkansas State Archives, Department of Arkansas Heritage
Arkansas Studies Research Portal, Central Arkansas Library System
Benton County, County Clerk Archives, list of records
Small Town Newspapers
State of Arkansas
Biographical and Pictorial History of Arkansas, John Hallum, 1833.
Centennial History of Arkansas, Dallas T. Herndon, 1878.
The History of Arkansas; a Text-book for Public Schools, High Schools, and Academies, Josiah H. Shinn, A. M., 1905.
A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas, William Monks, 1907.
A Pictorial History of Arkansas, from Earliest Times to the Year 1890, Fay Hemstead, 1890.
Arkansas, Benton County and Siloam Springs, 2nd edition, George R. Chaney, 1905.
Benton County, Arkansas, Kansas City Southern Railway, 1909.
A Rural Survey in Arkansas, Dept. of Church and Country Life, Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1913.
Arkansas Maps, University of Arkansas
Arkansas Plat Maps, University of Arkansas
Historical Documents, Maps & More, Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands
Arkansas Maps, Library of Congress
Arkansas Landowner Maps, Library of Congress
Arkansas Manuscripts, Archive Grid
Arkansas Manuscripts, Library of Congress
Genealogy record sets
Arkansas birth certificate, 1914-1917,
however some in collection back to late 1890s