Lee County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide2016-07-08T16:17:16+00:00

Lee County, Arkansas Genealogy Guide

Lee County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on April 17, 1873 and was formed from Phillips County, Monroe County, Crittenden County and St. Francis County. Lee County was named in honor of Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), a confederate General during the Civil War. Learn More About State of Arkansas History

Lee County is bordered by St. Francis County (north), Crittenden County (northeast), Tunica County, Mississippi (east), Phillips County (south), Monroe County (west).

Lee County Cities and Towns include Aubrey, Haynes, LaGrange, Marianna, Moro, Rondo.

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

Lee County, Arkansas Courthouse Records

Lee County, Arkansas Courthouse
Lee County, AR Courthouse

The Lee County Courthouse is located in Marianna, Arkansas. Records extant from 1873 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 Lee 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.

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

Lee County, Arkansas Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Arkansas Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
  • Union Veterans Schedules: 1890

Lee County, Arkansas Vital Records

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