Randolph County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide

Randolph County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on October 29, 1835 and was formed from Lawrence County. Parts of Randolph County was used to form the following counties: Clay 1873. Other county boundry changes occured when Part of Lawrence attached 18 January 1861. Randolph County was named in honor of John Randolph of Roanoke (1773–1833), a U.S. congressman from Virginia. Learn More About State of Arkansas History

Randolph County is bordered by Oregon County, Missouri (northwest), Ripley County, Missouri (northeast), Clay County (east), Greene County (southeast), Lawrence County (south), Sharp County (west).

Randolph County Cities and Towns include Biggers, Maynard, O'Kean, Pocahontas, Ravenden Springs, Reyno.

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

Randolph County, Arkansas Courthouse Records

Randolph County, Arkansas Courthouse
Randolph County, AR Courthouse

The Randolph County Courthouse is located in Pocahontas, Arkansas. The records complete from the formation of the county. 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 Randolph 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.

  • Randolph County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1820, 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.
  • Randolph County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1837 and has Probate Records from 1839. 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.
  • Randolph County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Randolph County Health Department

Randolph County, Arkansas Census Records

Randolph County, Arkansas Vital Records

Randolph County, Arkansas Resources

Randolph County, Arkansas External Links

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