December 5, 1840
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| Yell County is Arkansas's 41st county, formed on 5 December 1840 and named after Archibald Yell, who was the state's first member of the United States House of Representatives and the second governor of Arkansas; he later was killed in combat at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican-American War. In 1840, the first county seat was established at the Monrovia settlement, five miles northwest of Danville. The seat was soon moved to Danville, where the first courthouse was erected in 1844. In 1875, Dardanelle was established as a second county seat. This dual system continues today.|
David Brearley, the third factor at the Spadra Bayou factory, established a home near Dardanelle Rock on the Arkansas River in 1819 and remained as an early founder of the county's first town, Dardanelle, which was incorporated in 1855.
Arkansas Dept of Health
|Arkansas Dept of Health|
Division of Vital Records, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
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Arkansas State Archives
|Arkansas History Commission
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
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Arkansas Genealogical Society
|Circuit and County Clerk - Danville|
101 East 5th St.
Danville, AR 72833
Circuit and County Clerk - Dardanelle
106 Union St.
Dardanelle, AR 72834
|Yell County Historical & Genealogical Society|
P.O. Box 622
Dardanelle, AR 72834
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