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Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
Original data: See the extended description for original data sources listed by county.

About Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900

Arkansas, which became the 25th state in 1836, was home to hundreds of thousands of residents throughout the 19th century. This database of Arkansas marriage records between 1851 and 1900 includes records from Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Cleveland, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Cross, Dallas, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Logan, Lonoke, Marion, Montgomery, Nevada, Phillips, Pike, Polk, Prairie, Randolph, St. Francis, Scott, Sebastian, Sharp, Stone Yell, Union, Washington, and White Counties.

Ashley County was formed in 1848 and was organized from Chicot, Union, and Drew Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1851 through 1900.
Original data: Ashley County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located at Hamberg, Arkansas. These records were extracted from the County Court House.

Baxter County was formed in 1873 and was organized from Fulton, Izard, Marion, and Searcy Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1871 through 1900.
Original data: Baxter County, Arkansas Marriages, 1871-1900. County court records located at Mountain Home, Arkansas. Family History Library microfilm ( #1031146-1031147).

Benton County was created in 1836 from Washington County. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1852 through 1875.
Original data: Benton County, Arkansas Marriages, 1852-75. County court records located in Bentonville, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1034660-1034662.

Carroll County was formed in 1833 and was organized from Izard County. The records in this database cover the years 1869 through 1900.
Original data: Carroll County, Arkansas Marriages, 1869-1900. County court records located at Berryville, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1035333 & 1035347-1035348)

Clark County was formed in 1818 from Arkansas county. The records in this database cover the years 1851 through 1875.
Original data: Clark County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851 - 1875. County court records located at Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1009945 - 1009946 & 1010121-1010123)

Clay County was formed in 1873 from Randolph & Greene Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1875 through 1900.
Original data: Clay County, Arkansas Marriages, 1875-1900. County court records located at Piggott, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (130198-1301990 & 1301907-1301908) Clay was formerly Clayton county, formed in 1873 that became Clay in 1875 December. The records not filmed by the Genealogical Society from 1875 to 1881 can be found in the State Library records. Many of those records include County Records, Minister's Returns and records reconstructed after the Courthouse fire in 1893.

Cleveland County was originally named Dorsey County in 1873, but the name was changed to Cleveland in 1885. Cleveland was reorganized from the four neighboring counties of Bradley, Dallas, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Records in this database span from 24 May 1873 through 1900.
Original data: Cleveland County, Arkansas Marriages, 24 May 1873-1900. County court records located at Rison, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #0982752-0982754.

Conway County was formed in 1825 from Pulaski County. The records in this database cover the years 1851 through 1900.
Original data: Conway County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located at Morrilton, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1025329-1025330)

Craighead County was created in 1859 from Mississippi, Greene, and Poinsett counties. The county seat is Jonesboro, and the records in this dataset span from 28 January 1878 through 1900.
Original data: Craighead County, Arkansas Marriages, 28 January 1878-1900. County court records located at Jonesboro, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1293959-1293962 & 1302581.

Crawford County lies on the Arkansas River, on the westernmost border of Arkansas. It was created in 1820 from Pulaski County. The county seat is Van Buren.
Original data: Crawford County, Arkansas Marriage Register, 1851-1900. County court records located at Van Buren, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1028048-1028050 (1851-76 extracted at courthouse).

Cross County was formed in 1862 from Crittenden, Poinsett and St. Francis counties. The records in this database cover the years 1862 through 1900.
Original data: Cross County, Arkansas Marriages, 1862 - 1900. County court records located at Wynne, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1023987 - 1023989)

Dallas County was formed in 1845 and was organized from Clark & Bradley Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1851 through 1900.
Original data: Dallas County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located at Fordyce, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (0984725-0984727 & 1994225)

Fulton County was formed in 1842 and was organized from Izard County. The records in this database cover the years 1887 through 1900.
Original data: Fulton County, Arkansas Marriages, 1887-1900. County court records located at Salem, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1290015

Garland County was formed in 1873 and was organized from Fulton, Izard, Marion, and Searcy Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1874 through 1900.
Original data: Garland County, Arkansas Marriages, 1874 -1900. County court records located at Hot Springs, Arkansas. Family History Library microfilm ( #1012703-1012706)-1290016)

Grant County was formed in 1869 from Jefferson, Hot Springs and Saline counties. The records in this database cover the years 1877 through 1900.
Original data: Grant County, Arkansas Marriages, 1877-1900. County court records located at Sheridan, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (0978965-0980148)

Hempstead County records span from 1851 to 1900. The county is located along the Little River in southwestern Arkansas, near the border with Texas. Hope is the county seat.
Original data: Hempstead County, Arkansas Marriage Register, 1851-1900. County court records located at Hope, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1005876-1005881.

Hot Spring County was formed in 1829 and was organized from Clark County. The records in this database cover the years 1851 through 1900.
Original data: Hot Spring County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located at Malvern, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1011247-1011252)

Howard County was formed in 1873 and was organized from Pike, Hempstead, Polk, and Sevier Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1873 through 1900.
Original data: Howard County, Arkansas Marriages, 1873-1900. County court records located at Nashville, Arkansas. Family History Library microfilm ( #1008729-1008732)

Independence County was formed in 1820 from Arkansas and Lawrence counties. The records in this database cover the years 1851 through 1875.
Original data: Independence County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-75. County court records located at Batesville, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1288645-1288649)

Johnson County was formed in 1833 from Pope county. The records in this database cover the years 1852 through 1900.
Original data: Johnson County, Arkansas Marriages, 1852-1900. County court records located at Clarksville, Arkansas. The years 1852-54 were extracted from the county court house. Family History Library film # (1027105-1027107)

Lafayette County was formed in 1827 from Hempstead County. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1851 through 1900.
Original data: Lafayette County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located at Lewisville, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1004492-1004495.

Lonoke County was formed in 1873 and was organized from Pulaski and Prairie Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1873 through 1900.
Original data: Lonoke County, Arkansas Marriages, 1873-1900. County court records located at Lonoke, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1013055-1013060)

Lawrence County was formed in 1815 from New Madrid, Mo. County. The records in this database cover the years 1851 through 1900.
Original data: Lawrence County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1290702-1290709)

Logan County was formed in 1875 from Franklin, Scott, Yell, and Johnson counties. The county's records in this database cover the years 1877 through 1900.
Original data: Logan County, Arkansas Marriages, 1877-1900. County court records located at Booneville, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1027136-1027139.

Marion County was formed in 1835 from Izard county. The records in this database cover the years 1886 through 1900.
Original data: Marion County, Arkansas Marriages, 1886-1900. County court records located at Yellville, Arkansas. The years 1852 - 1854 were extracted from the county court house. Family History Library film # (1031099 - 1031100)

Montgomery County was formed in 1842 from Hot Spring county. The records in this database cover the years 1851 through 1900.
Original data: Montgomery County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located at Mount Ida, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1011071-1011073)

Nevada County was created in 1871 from parts of Hempstead, Columbia, and Ouachita counties. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1871 through 1900.
Original data: Nevada County, Arkansas Marriages, 1871-1900. County court records located in Prescott, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1005243-1005246.

Phillips County was formed in 1820 from Arkansas County. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1851 through 1875.
Original data: Phillips County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-75. County court records located at Helena, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1002899-1002900, #1017296-1017299, and #1017677-1017680.

Pike County records span from 1875 to 1900. The records for 1877 to 1881 were extracted from the county courthouse. The county is located in southwestern Arkansas. Murfreesboro is the county seat.
Original data: Pike County, Arkansas Marriage Register, 1875-1900. County court records located at Murfreesboro, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1010604-1010605.

Polk County was formed in 1844 from Sevier county. The records in this database cover the years 1881 through 1900.
Original data: Polk County, Arkansas Marriages, 1881-1900. County court records located at Mena, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1009384-1009386)

Prairie County was formed in 1846 and was organized from Pulaski County. The records in this database cover the years 1854 through 1890.
Original data: Prairie County, Arkansas Marriages, 1854-90. County court records located at Des Arc, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1013871-1013873)

Randolph County was created in 1835 from Lawrence County. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1851 through 1900.
Original data: Randolph County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900. County court records located in Pocahontas, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1293693-1293697.

Sebastian County was created in 1851 from parts of Scott, Polk, and Crawford counties. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1864 through 1900.
Original data: Sebastian County, Arkansas Marriages, 1864-1900. County court records located in Fort Smith, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1034042-1034044.

Scott County was formed in 1883 and was organized from Crawford and Pope Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1877 through 1900.
Original data: Scott County, Arkansas Marriages, 1877-1900. County court records located at Waldron, Arkansas. (1877-81 extracted at Court House) Family History Library film # (1027124-1027125)

Sharp County was formed in 1868 from Lawrence County. The records in this database cover the years 1866 through 1900.
Original data: Sharp County, Arkansas Marriages, 1866-1900. County court records located at Ash Flat, Arkansas. (1866-1879 extracted at County Courthouse) Family History Library film # (1290001-1290006)

St. Francis County was formed in 1827 and was organized from Philips County. The records in this database cover the years 1875 through 1890.
Original data: St. Francis County, Arkansas Marriages, 1875-90. County court records located at Forrest City, Arkansas. Family History Library film # (1022681)

Stone County was formed in 1873 from Izard, Independence, Searcy, and Van Buren counties. The county's records in this database cover the years 1873 through 1900.
Original data: Stone County, Arkansas Marriages, 1873-1900. County court records located at Mountain View, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1031177.

Union County was formed in 1829 from Hempstead and Clark counties. The records from the county in this database span from 1851 to 1899.
Original data: Union County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-99. County court records located at El Dorado, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #0988518-0988522.

Washington County records in this database span from 1863 to 1900. Washington County is located in northwestern Arkansas, on the border with Oklahoma. Fayetteville is the county seat.
Original data: Washington County, Arkansas Marriage Register, 1863-1900. County court records located at Fayetteville, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1034247-1034253.

White County records for this database begin on 7 April 1851 and go through 1885. The county was formed in 1835, and the county seat is Searcy.
Original data: White County, Arkansas Marriages, 1851-85. County court records located at Searcy, Arkansas or Family History Library microfilm #1024565-1024568.

Yell County records in this database span from 1859 to 1900. The county is located along the Arkansas River in the western part of the state. It was created in 1840 from neighboring Pope and Scott counties. Danville and Dardanelle are the county seats.
Original data: Yell County, Arkansas Marriage Register, 1859-1900. County court records located at Danville, Arkansas or Family History microfilm #1026817, 1026492-1026495, 1026821-1026822 (records for 1859-62 were extracted directly from courthouse records).

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