Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide

Poinsett County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on February 28, 1838 and was formed from Greene County and St. Francis County. Parts of Poinsett County was used to form the following counties: Craighead 1858, Cross 1862. Poinsett County was named in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779–1851), a United States Secretary of War and namesake of the poinsettia. Learn More About State of Arkansas History

Poinsett County is bordered by Craighead County (north), Mississippi County (east), Crittenden County (southeast), Cross County (south), Jackson County (west).

Poinsett County Cities and Towns include Fisher, Greenfield, Harrisburg, Lepanto, Marked Tree, Rivervale, Trumann, Tyronza, Waldenburg, Weiner.

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

Poinsett County, Arkansas Courthouse Records

Poinsett County, Arkansas Courthouse
Poinsett County, AR Courthouse

The Poinsett County Courthouse is located in Harrisburg, Arkansas. It was reported loss of all records in a courthouse fire Sept. 1873, but complete since that time. 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 Poinsett 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.

  • Poinsett 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.
  • Poinsett County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1873 and has Probate Records from 1871. 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.
  • Poinsett County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Poinsett County Health Department

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Poinsett County, Arkansas Vital Records

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