Monroe County, Arkansas Records
Monroe County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on November 2, 1829 and was formed from Phillips County and Arkansas County. Parts of Monroe County was used to form the following counties: Lee 1873. Other county boundry changes occured when Boundaries defined 25 December 1840, line with Prairie changed 7 December 1850, 12 April 1869, 26 April 1873 and 27 May 1874. Monroe County was named in honor of James Monroe (1758–1831), 5th President of the United States .
Monroe County Cities and Towns include Brinkley, Clarendon, Fargo, Holly Grove, Roe.
Monroe County, Arkansas Resources
- Central Delta Historical Society, (Central Delta Depot Museum), 100 West Cypress Street , Brinkley, AR 72021; 870-589-2124
- Tri-County Genealogical Society
- Monroe County, Arkansas Message Boards
A Map of Monroe County, Arkansas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Monroe County, Arkansas Courthouse Records
Monroe County, AR Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Monroe county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Monroe County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1829, Land Records from 1829 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.
- Monroe County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1850 and has Probate Records from 1829. 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.
- Monroe County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Monroe County health department
Monroe County, Arkansas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Arkansas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 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
Monroe 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.
Monroe County, Arkansas External Links
- Arkansas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Monroe County, Arkansas Books - Amazon
- Monroe Co., Arkansas - FindaGrave
- Arkansas Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Monroe Co. ARGenweb
- Monroe County, Arkansas Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Arkansas (1819 - 1999)
- Monroe County, Arkansas Ancestry Database Collections
- Monroe County, Arkansas Military Records