Saline County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide

Saline County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on November 2, 1835 and was formed from Independence County and Pulaski County. Parts of Saline County was used to form the following counties: Garland 1873, Grant 1869. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundaries defined 5 October 1836, line with Pulaski defined 25 February and 14 December 1838 and 21 December 1846, line with Hot Spring defined 23 December 1846, 19 February 1859, and 19 January 1861, line with Pulaski defined 12 April 1873 and 17 December 1875. Saline County was named ifor the Salt reserves found within its borders, the salt mines began work in the 1820s and its goods were shipped throughout the southern United States.. Learn More About State of Arkansas History

Saline County is bordered by Perry County (northwest), Pulaski County (northeast), Grant County (southeast), Hot Spring County (southwest), Garland County (west).

Saline County Cities and Towns include Alexander, Bauxite, Benton, Bryant, Haskell, Shannon Hills, Traskwood.

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

Saline County, Arkansas Courthouse Records

Saline County, Arkansas Courthouse
Saline County, AR Courthouse

The Saline County Courthouse is located in Benton, Arkansas. 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 Saline 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.

  • Saline County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1836, Land Records from 1871 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.
  • Saline County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1836 and has Probate Records from 1836. 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.
  • Saline County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
  • Saline County Health Department

Saline County, Arkansas Census Records

Saline County, Arkansas Vital Records

Saline County, Arkansas Resources

Saline County, Arkansas External Links

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