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     Bradley County is Arkansas's 43rd county, formed on December 18, 1840, and named for Captain Hugh Bradley, who fought in the War of 1812.
    Captain Hugh Bradley, a native of Tennessee and a veteran of the War of 1812, led an expedition to explore the Arkansas Territory via the Red River. By 1821 or 1822, this expedition had settled in present-day Lafayette County. Becoming dissatisfied there, Bradley and the remainder of the colony removed to what was then Clark County in 1825.
    A new county, Arkansas's forty-fourth, was created out of Union County on December 18, 1840, and named for Hugh Bradley. For the first two years of its existence, the county conducted its business in Bradley's home. In turn, portions of Bradley County later were incorporated into Ashley, Calhoun, Cleveland, Dallas, and Drew counties.


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Arkansas Dept of Health
Division of Vital Records, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 661-2174
Fax: (501) 663-2832
  • Vital Records is responsible for the collection and issuance of birth and death certificates and marriage and divorce coupons.
  • Birth and death certificates serve two purposes. They are the definitive legal documents of identity and they collect important medical information about the two most important events – birth and death.
  • Marriage and divorce coupons are so called because they are removed from the bottom of marriage and divorce certificates, the original of which is retained in the offices of the county clerk of courts; these coupons contain limited information.

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  • AGS has contributed to the genealogical collection of books and other materials at the Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and at other libraries and archives with genealogical collections. Books sent to AGS to be reviewed in The Arkansas Family Historian are always donated to a library that does not possess a copy. AGS sometimes purchases and donates special resources, such as the films of the Draper Manuscripts at the Arkansas History Commission.
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101 East Cedar St.
Warren, AR 71671
Phone (870)226-2272
Fax (870)226-8404
County Clerk
100 East Cedar St.
Warren, AR 71671
Phone (870)226-3464
Fax (870)226-8404
Bradley County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 837
Warren, AR 71671

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