Indexed1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870
The Arkansas History Commission has an
excellent collection of compiled and/or published federal
censuses and census indexes for most of the state's
counties in addition to microfilm copies of all federal
censuses for the state.
Soundex1880, 1900, 1910 (Miracode), 1920
collection of French and Spanish records that lists early
Europeans in Arkansas between 16861804 is Morris S.
Arnold and Dorothy Jones Core, comps. and eds., Arkansas
Federal territorial census records for 1810
included those settlements in the Arkansas District of
Hopefield (West Memphis), St. Francis, and settlements
along the Arkansas River, but these enumerations were
lost. The 1820 federal territorial census included Miller
County, which was organized that year by the Arkansas
territorial government but actually was partially in
Texas under Spanish control. This census was also lost.
Arkansas Territory sheriffs were to enumerate the
citizens biennially beginning in 1823. Although these
censuses were recorded in 1823, 1825, and 1827, only the
1823 schedule for Arkansas County remains of the three
early enumerations. The 1829 sheriff's census includes
the name of the head of household, but only fragments
remain. Those counties for which complete returns are
available are Arkansas, Chicot, Clark, Conway, Crawford,
Crittenden, Independence, Lawrence, Miller (old), St.
Francis, and Washington. None are available for Pope or
Sevier counties, and only the total number of inhabitants
were submitted by the sheriffs of Hempstead, Izard,
Lafayette, Phillips, and Pulaski counties."
and Agriculture Schedules.
1860, 1870, 1880
1860, 1870, 1880
"The original agriculture, industry, and mortality
schedules are maintained by the Special Collections
Library of the University of Arkansas. Microfilm copies
of the agriculture, industry, mortality, and slave
schedules are housed at the Arkansas History Commission.
Originals of the slave schedules are at the National
The Arkansas Genealogical Society is currently
sponsoring a statewide program to reconstruct the missing
1890 federal census with compilations of tax and other
local records for that period. Of the seventy-five
counties in Arkansas, sixty-six have a completed
replacement of the 1890 federal census. Only Grant,
Chicot, Drew, Hot Spring, Franklin, Poinsett, Sharp,
Woodruff, and a portion of Lee counties remain to be
finished. The Arkansas Genealogical Society should be
contacted for the current status of the project."
(Source: Ancestry's Red
Book: American State, County, and Town Sources )