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Pulaski County, Arkansas (Map It) was created on December 15, 1818 and was formed from Arkansas County and Lawrence County. Parts of Pulaski County was used to form the following counties: Conway 1825, Crawford 1820, Faulkner 1873, Jefferson 1829, Lonoke 1873, Prairie 1846, Scott County 1833, White 1835, Saline 1835. Other county boundry changes occured when Line with Arkansas changed 30 October 1823, line with Clark changed 30 October 1823, Quapaw Purchase added 13 October 1827, NW boundary defined 20 October 1828. Lines defined: Conway 20 October 1828, Saline 25 February 1838 and 14 December 1838, White 3 February 1843, Saline 21 December 1846, Perry 23 December 1846, Prairie 30 December 1848, Saline 12 April 1873 and 7 December 1875. Pulaski County was named in honor of Kazimierz Pulaski (1745–1779), the Polish general in the American Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of Arkansas History
Pulaski County Cities and Towns include Cammack Village, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Maumelle, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Wrightsville, Alexander.
A Map of Pulaski County, Arkansas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Pulaski County, Arkansas Courthouse Records
Pulaski County, AR Courthouse
The Pulaski County Courthouse is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. The records complete from May 24, 1819, and in "excellent state of preservation." At some point Book A of the marriages went missing and were reconstructed by James Logan County Morgan from newspaper sources. 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 Pulaski 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.
- Pulaski County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1820, Land Records from 1819 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.
- Pulaski County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1839 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.
- Pulaski County Assessor's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Pulaski County Health Department
Pulaski 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
Pulaski 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.
Pulaski County, Arkansas Resources
- Pulaski County Historical Society
- Arkansas Chapter Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society
- Arkansas Genealogical Society
- Pulaski County, Arkansas Message Boards
- Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy Forum
- Pulaski County, Arkansas Mailing lists