Arkansas Land Patents: County Series
County Names D - J
What are land patents? All of what is now Arkansas was once owned by the federal government--it is a public domain land state. People who purchased land from the federal government received documents called land patents. Land was obtained through purchase, military warrants, homesteads, scrip acts and other laws that allowed the land to be transferred out of federal hands. The paperwork generated in those sales can be very helpful to genealogists. Copies of the land patents make interesting additions to published family histories but the land entry case files are most apt to have helpful details about families or clues that help piece together information from other sources.
What information is included? The county volumes of land patents list patentee's name, volume and page of the patent book, land office, document and miscellaneous document numbers, type of transaction, precise legal description, and number of acres. Introductory information describes in great detail how to get copies of the patents and land entry case files, how to use other land record sources, how to integrate the information with other sources, what is found in a typical homestead case file, where and when the Arkansas land offices operated, and a selected bibliography. County maps are also included. The time period covered by this information is earliest settlement through 30 June 1908. Information from 156,784 patent documents is included.
These county volumes are based on current-day county boundaries.
Arkansas Land Patents: County Series (granted from earliest times through 30 June 1908)
Arkansas Land Patents: Eastern Arkansas Counties (Clay,
Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lee, Mississippi,
Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis Counties)
Arkansas Land Patents: Dallas County
Arkansas Land Patents: Arkansas, Chicot, and Desha Counties
Arkansas Land Patents: Drew County
Arkansas Land Patents: Conway, Faulkner, and Perry Counties
Arkansas Land Patents: Franklin County
Arkansas Land Patents: Fulton County
Arkansas Land Patents: Garland County
Arkansas Land Patents: Grant and Saline Counties
[Greene County - see Eastern Arkansas volume]
Arkansas Land Patents: Hempstead County
Arkansas Land Patents: Hot Spring County
Arkansas Land Patents: Howard County
Arkansas Land Patents: Independence County
Arkansas Land Patents: Izard County
Arkansas Land Patents: Jackson, Lawrence, and Woodruff Counties
ISBN 1-56546-027-8, 79 pages, $14.00
Arkansas Land Patents: Jefferson County
Arkansas Land Patents: Johnson County
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