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Carroll County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on November 1, 1833 and was formed from Izard County . Parts of Carroll County was used to form the following counties: Boone 1869, Madison 1836, Newton 1842. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundaries defined 14 December 1838, line defined with Madison 11 January 1843, 29 December 1854 and 16 January 1857; Marion defined 18 December 1846; part of Madison attached 8 April 1869. Carroll County was named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Learn More About State of Arkansas History
Carroll County is bordered by Stone County, Missouri (north), Taney County, Missouri (northeast), Boone County (east), Newton County (southeast), Madison County (south), Benton County (west), Barry County, Missouri (northwest).
Carroll County Cities and Towns include Alpena, Beaver, Berryville, Blue Eye, Carrollton, Eureka Springs, Green Forest, Oak Grove.
A Map of Carroll County, Arkansas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Carroll County, Arkansas Courthouse Records
Carroll County, AR Courthouse
Carroll County, AR Courthouse
in Eureka Springs
Old Carroll County, AR Courthouse
The Carroll County Courthouse is located in Berryville, Arkansas and Eureka Springs, Arkansas. A fire in December, 1869, destroyed all the county records. Arkansas History Commission information says there was a courthouse fire in 1870. 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 Carroll 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.
- Carroll County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1870, Land Records from 1870 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.
- Carroll County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1870 and has Probate Records from 1870. 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.
- Carroll County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Carroll County Health Department
Carroll County, Arkansas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Arkansas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1819-1870
- State Population Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Carroll County, Arkansas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Arkansas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from February 1, 1914 to present.
- Marriage Records: from January 1917 to present.
- Divorce Records: from January 1923 to present. Full certified copy may be obtained from the County Circuit or Chancery Clerk.
- Locations: Arkansas Office of Vital Records, 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 44, Little Rock, AR 72205; (602) 364-1300, 501-661-2336, 800-637-9314
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Carroll County, Arkansas Resources
- Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
- Eureka Springs Historical Museum
- Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
- Carroll County, Arkansas Message Boards
- Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy Forum
- Carroll County, Arkansas Mailing lists