Howard County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide

Howard County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on April 7, 1873 and was formed from Pike County, Hempstead County, Polk County and Sevier County. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Sevier changed 15 March 1895. Howard County was named in honor of James H. Howard, an Arkansas State Senator. Learn More About State of Arkansas History

Howard County is bordered by Polk County (north), Pike County (east), Hempstead County (southeast), Little River County (southwest), Sevier County (west)

Howard County Cities and Towns include Dierks, Mineral Springs, Nashville, Tollette.

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

Howard County, Arkansas Courthouse Records

Howard County, Arkansas Courthouse
Howard County, AR Courthouse

The Howard County Courthouse is located in Nashville, Arkansas. County records complete 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 Howard 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.

  • Howard County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1873, Land Records from 1873 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.
  • Howard County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1873 and has Probate Records from 1873. 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.
  • Howard County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Howard County Health Department

Howard County, Arkansas Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Arkansas Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
  • Union Veterans Schedules: 1890

Howard County, Arkansas Vital Records

Howard County, Arkansas Resources

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