Johnson County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide

Johnson County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on November 16, 1833 and was formed from Pope County. Parts of Johnson County was used to form the following counties: Logan County 1871. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Franklin defined 14 December 1833, S boundary defined 2 November 1835, E boundary defined 5 October 1836. Line with Pope County defined 19 February 1859, 25 March 1871, 16 March 1875, and 9 March 1877. Johnson County was named in honor of Benjamin Johnson (1784–1849), the first judge of the federal district court for Arkansas . Learn More About State of Arkansas History

Johnson County is bordered by Newton County (north), Pope County (east), Logan County (south), Franklin County (west), Madison County (northwest).

Johnson County Cities and Towns include Clarksville, Coal Hill, Hartman, Knoxville, Lamar.

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

Johnson County, Arkansas Courthouse Records

Johnson County, Arkansas Courthouse
Johnson County, AR Courthouse

The Johnson County Courthouse is located in Clarksville, Arkansas. Records extant from 1838 and in good condition. 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 Johnson 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.

  • Johnson County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1841, Land Records from 1836 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.
  • Johnson County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1855 and has Probate Records from 1844. 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.
  • Johnson County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Johnson County Health Department

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