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Arkansas

Territory: Arkansas became a territory in 1819
Statehood: 15 June 1836
25th state of the United States

Bordering states:
North: Missouri
South: Louisiana
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.

Resources

Virtual Libraries

State of Arkansas

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas, 1889.

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.

A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region, 1894.

Benton County

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.

Maps

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Historical Documents, Maps & More, Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands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

Interactive Map of Arkansas County Formation History

Historical Maps Works: Arkansas

Manuscripts

Arkansas Manuscripts, Archive Grid

Arkansas Manuscripts, Library of Congress

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Genealogy record sets

Ancestry

Arkansas birth certificate, 1914-1917,
however some in collection back to late 1890s

Arkansas death certificates, 1914-1969

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