Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide

Greene County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on November 5, 1833 and was formed from Lawrence County. Parts of Greene County was used to form the following counties: Clay 1873, Craighead 1859, Poinsett 1838. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundary with Clay changed 20 April 1895. Greene County was named in honor of Nathanael Greene (1742–1786), the Revolutionary War General . Learn More About State of Arkansas History

Greene County is bordered by Clay County (north), Dunklin County, Missouri (east), Craighead County (south), Lawrence County (southwest), Randolph County (northwest).

Greene County Cities and Towns include Delaplaine, Lafe, Marmaduke, Oak Grove Heights, Paragould.

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

Greene County, Arkansas Courthouse Records

Greene County, Arkansas Courthouse
Greene County, AR Courthouse

The Greene County Courthouse is located in Paragould, Arkansas. A courthouse fire in 1876 destroyed most records. 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 Greene 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.

  • Greene County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1871, Land Records from 1858 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.
  • Greene County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1876 and has Probate Records from 1876. 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.
  • Greene County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Greene County Health Department

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