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Craighead County

Craighead County is named in honor of Senator Thomas B. Craighead.
It is located in northeast Arkansas and was created Feb 19, 1859.
The county seat is Jonesboro.

Craighead County is now up for adoption
If you would like to become the County Coordinator for this county,
Please contact: Betsy Mills, AR State Coordinator or
Jeff Kemp, AR Asst. State Coordinator

This page was last updated:
Tuesday, 10-Mar-2009 07:54:24 MDT

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Archives, Courthouse, Libraries,
Genealogical Societies & Museums

Goodspeed's Biographical & Historical Memoirs of NE AR/Craighead County

Carolina Cotton
Carolina Cotton was a western swing singer and yodeler. She was in B Western films, including some with Gene Autry. She was born 3 miles south of Cash, Arkansas & is related to the Dodson, Boyd and Matthews families from Cash. Some of the older generations in Cash remember her for singing the song that she wrote "Three Miles South of Cash".

AR Vital Records - Birth, Death, Marriage Records

Craighead County Cemeteries (Bill Couch Web Page)
Craighead County Cemeteries (GSCCA)
Mt Sinai Orthodox Cemetery
Temple Israel Cemetery

Arkansas (Photos & Info)

Find-A-Grave (Photos & Info)

1850 Powell Township Census
1860 Census
1870 Census (GSCCA)
1880 Census (GSCCA)
1900 Census
1910 Census
1920 Census
1930 Census

Famous People in the Census

1840 Census of Pensioners - Military

Churches of Craighead County
Church Addresses - A-L
Church Addresses - M-Z

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church - 1904 Membership

City Directories
Jonesboro City Directory - 1906 (GSCCA)

Crime & Executions
Craighead County Executions
Ft Smith AR Executions, 1873-1896

1970-1979 Craighead Co Deaths

Jonesboro Sun Deaths & Obits Index

Burial Records of Monette, Arkansas

AR Vital Records - Death, Birth, Marriage


Eastern District
Lake City Chancery Books 1-3, 1884-1915
Lake City Chancery Books 4-6, 1915-1932
Lake City Chancery Books 7-9, 1932-1950
Western District
Jonesboro Chancery Books 1-2, 1878-1897

For details/contacts: Gen Society of Craighead County

Genetic Genealogy
Family Tree DNA Projects
National Geographic - Genographic Study

Government Reports & Craighead County Residents
House of Representatives Reports
Senate Reports


1872 Southern Claims Commission Disallowed Claims Index - NARA (States AL-NC)

Land Patents
Bureau of Land Management Patent Search

Letters From the Past
Letters from Aubrey HANSON to his mother, Julia Francis Hendrix HANSON

Look Ups
Resources & LookUp Volunteers

Mailing Lists - Craighead County
Mailing Lists

Arkansas Map - Present Day
1819 Arkansas Map
1895 Map of Craighead County

Marriage Records

Marriages Compiled by GSCCA

Curtis-Gill Marriage

AR Vital Records - Marriage, Birth, Death Records

Arkansas State School for the Blind - 1930 Census
Arkansas State Lunatic Asylum - 1900 Census

Old Time Disease Terminology

Message Boards
for Craighead County
GenForum - Surname Message Board
GenForum - County Message Board Message Boards

Military - Craighead County
1930 AR Confederate Home Census
Robert E. Lee Amnesty Oath

Minor Mead Revolutionary War Record
Alexander Meek Revolutionary War Record

Korean War Casualties List

Vietnam War Casualities List

World WarI Draft Registration Cards

World WarII Draft Registration Cards
Index to WWII Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Index to WWII Navy, Marine Corps & Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945
World WarII Casualties(Army/Air Force) List
Index to WWII & Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
World WarII Casualties(Navy, Marines, Coast Guard) List
Index to WWII Dead, 1939-1945
World WarII Wounded In Action List
World War II Prisoners of War-Released List

Newspapers Online
Jonesboro Sun
Paragould Daily Press
The Town Crier - Northeast AR
Petit Jean Country Headlight - Conway & Perry Counties

Obituaries, transcribed
1900-1909, 1911 Craighead County Sun Obituaries
1885-2008 Jonesboro Sun Deaths & Obituaries Index (GSCCA)
Monette Weekly Sun 1962-1968 Obits (GSCCA)

Index to AR Orphanage Census

Residents of Craighead County
Places & Items in Craighead County
Life in Craighead County

Post Cards
Postcards of Craighead County

Prison/Jail Records
1880 Arkansas State Penitentiary Census
1910 Craighead County Jail Census
1918-1920 Penitentiary Records/Craighead County
1902-1921 Federal Penitentiary Inmate Case Files
1920 Craighead County Jail Census
1920 Arkansas State Penitentiary Census
1920 AR Reform School & Farm Census
1930 Arkansas State Penitentiary Census
1930 Arkansas State Farm for Women Census
1930 Mississippi County AR, County Jail Census

Arkansas Dept of Correction

Rootsweb - Craighead County Queries Message Boards

GenForum - Craighead County Message Board
GenForum - Surname Message Boards

1996-1997 Archived Queries
1997-1998 Archived Queries
2001-2002 Archived Queries

State Officials of Arkansas
State Governors
Territorial Governors
Senators, Class 2
Senators, Class 3

Surnames & Researchers - Craighead County
Surnames A - D
Surnames E - L
Surnames M - R
Surnames S - Z

Towns of Craighead County

Towns Index
Includes Population, Occupations & Histories

Townships of Craighead County
Index to Townships

Edward Gerdes Arkansas Civil War page
Revolutionary War Chronology 1754-1783
Chronology of the American Civil War
SCV Camp 1655 in Jonesboro

Weather & Natural Disasters
Tornadoes in Craighead County
Tornado Project Online
1859 Solar Super Storm
National Hurricane Center
Earthquakes - USGS
Volcanoes - USGS

Click for Jonesboro, Arkansas Forecast

Web Pages of Craighead County Families
Family Connections

Luther LUNSFORD Will, 1923

Helpful Links
LDS Family Search
Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library-Genealogy section
National Archives
Original Craighead County Page-Bill Couch
National Register of Historical Places - Craighead County
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
DAR Library Online Catalog

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