Grant County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide

Grant County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on February 4,1869 and was formed from Jefferson County, Hot Spring County and Saline County. Grant County was named in honor of Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822–1885), 18th President of the United States. Learn More About State of Arkansas History

Grant County is bordered by Saline County (north), Pulaski County (northeast), Jefferson County (east), Cleveland County (southeast), Dallas County (south), Hot Spring County (west).

Grant County Cities and Towns include Leola, Poyen, Prattsville, Sheridan, Tull.

A Map of Grant County, Arkansas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Grant County, Arkansas Courthouse Records

Grant County, Arkansas Courthouse
Grant County, AR Courthouse

The Grant County Courthouse is located in Sheridan, Arkansas. It was reported all the records destroyed through Mar. 13, 1877, but complete thereafter and kept in fire-proof vaults. Learn More About State of Arkansas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Grant county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Grant County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1877, Land Records from 1877 and Divorce Records are maintained among the equity records (Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found  at the Arkansas Department of Public Health. The County Clerk of Circuit Court is the clerk of the circuit, chancery court, and juvenile court and usually acts as the ex-officio recorder of the county. The duties of the clerk are to maintain a record of all proceedings of the circuit, chancery and juvenile courts and to prepare the dockets for courts. They are also the ex-officio county recorder; and is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens, and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within the county.
  • Grant County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1877 and has Probate Records from 1877. The County Clerk, as clerk to the probate court, the clerk files all instruments making them a matter of record in descendent estate cases, and swears in all witnesses in contested estates. The clerk, also in this capacity, maintains all records relative to adoptions and guardianship cases.
  • Grant County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Grant County Health Department

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Grant County, Arkansas Vital Records

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