Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide

Cross County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on November 15, 1862 and was formed from St. Francis County, Poinsett County and Crittenden County. Cross County was named in honor of David C. Cross, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War (the first elected Colonel of the Fifth (ARK) Infantry Regiment (C.S.A.) and local politician. Learn More About State of Arkansas History

Cross County is bordered by Poinsett County (north), Crittenden County (east), St. Francis County (south), Woodruff County (west), Jackson County (northwest).

Cross County Cities and Towns include Cherry Valley, Hickory Ridge, Parkin, Twist, Wynne.

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

Cross County, Arkansas Courthouse Records

Cross County, Arkansas Courthouse
Cross County, AR Courthouse

The Cross County Courthouse is located in Wynne, Arkansas. 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 Cross 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.

  • Cross County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1863, Land Records from 1865 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.
  • Cross County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1863 and has Probate Records from 1865. 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.
  • Cross County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Cross County Health Department

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Cross County, Arkansas Vital Records

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