Scott County, Arkansas was formed 5 November 1833 from Crawford and Pope counties.

The Scott County Clerk may have genealogy records including marriage, probate, and court records, but three of the seven courthouses in this county have burned down and the fire that destroyed the courthouse in 1882 destroyed all the county records up till that time. For county records before 1833 look in Crawford and Pope counties.

free Scott County Arkansas map and records at

Neighboring counties currently include Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Sebastian, Yell counties in Arkansas and LeFlore County in Oklahoma.

There are a couple of histories and related biographies available for Scott County, Arkansas.

County Histories

In the United States, states are generally subdivided into counties and then cities or towns. There are more than 3,000 counties across the United States and some counties were formed from other pre-existing counties. Vital records, land records, tax records, and voting records are some records potentially kept at the county level. Many county histories include the history of the area, the early inhabitants and notable people, early officers and representatives, military service, the geology, roads, and waterways and more. County histories can provide valuable information about our ancestors and the information may include women, for whom records are often more difficult to obtain.


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