Townships of Van Buren County, Arkansas

Civil Townships of Van Buren County

Found your ancestors on the federal census records but still don't know what part of the county they lived in?

The Townships of Van Buren County as described in Probate Book B Misc. 1860


The Township Maps below will give you a better idea if you have copied down the township name listed at the top of their census page....and you can see the townships that were nearby. You might want to look at these in relationship to the changing township and range maps under Land Records on this site.

The images below, approximate locations of townships in 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and Current, are courtesy of the Van Buren County Historical Society in Clinton, Ar.
Below the images you will find the township names for the 1900's census' courtesy of Vicky Dennis
and below those, the history and creation dates for all townships taken from the Arkansas Township Atlas

1840 Van Buren County Townships

1850 Van Buren County Townships

1860 Van Buren County Townships

1870 Van Buren County Townships

1880 Van Buren County Townships

1900 Van Buren County Townships

Submitted by Vicky Dennis


Archey Valley, Cleveland, Bradley, Cadron, Cargile, Choctaw, Craig, Culpepper, Holly, Davis, Griggs, Hartsugg, Liberty, Mountain, Red River, Union, Sulphur Springs, Washington, Wheeler, White Oak.

1910 Van Buren County Townships

Archey Valley, Barnett, Bloodworth, Bradley, Cadron, Cargile, Choctaw, Cleveland, Craig, Culpepper, Davis, Griggs, Grove, Hartsugg, Holly, Liberty, Linn Creek, Mountain, Red River, Sulphur, Union, Washington, Wheeler, White Oak.

1920 Van Buren County Townships

Archey Valley, Barnett, Bradley, Cadron, Choctaw, Craig, Griggs, Grover, Holley, Liberty, Linn Creek, Red River, Sulphur Springs, Wheeler, White Oak.

1930 Van Buren County Townships

Archey Valley, Barnett, Bee Branch, Bradley, Cadron, Cargile, Choctaw, Cleveland, Craig, Culpepper, Davis, Griggs, Hartsugg, Holley, Liberty, Mountain, Red River, Sulphur Springs, Union, Washington, Wheeler, White Oak.

Present Day Townships

Contributed by Vicky Dennis

Township Formations and Changes in Van Buren County From the Arkansas Township Atlas

Archey Valley Name changed from Panther Bluff Twp. Between 1870-80
Barnett Created from part of Bradley in 1906
Bloodworth Created from part of Union in 1906; annexed back to Union between 1910-20
Bradley Created in 1878 from part of Davis; part to Barnett in 1906
Cadron(Cadion) Created in 1846; part annexed to Cleburne Co., in 1883
California Created in 1854; annexed to Cleburne Co. in 1883; not in 1870 census
Cargile Created from parts of Davis and Sulphur Springs between 1890-1900
Choctaw Created between 1880-90; part to Culpepper between 1890-1900
Cleveland Created between 1880-90; part to Mountain between 1890-1900
Craig Created in 1842; part to Culpepper and Mountain between 1890-1900
Culpepper Created between 1890-1900(1896) from parts of Choctaw, Craig & Griggs
Davis Created in 1852; part to Bradley in 1878; part to Cargile and Sulphur Springs between 1890-1900
Giles Created before 1836; annexed to Cleburne Co. in 1833
Griggs Created before 1836; part to Washington between 1860-70; part to Culpepper between 1890-1900
Grove Created in 1905 from parts of Liberty, Wheeler and White Oak
Hartsugg(Hartsuggs) Created in 1844; part to Washington between 1860-70; part to Mountain between 1890-1900
Holly Created in 1860; from part of War Eagle and part to Washington between 1860-70
Independence Created in 1850; annexed to Pope County in 1853
Liberty Created in 1852; part to Grove in 1905
Linn Creek Created from part of Washington in 1908
Mountain Created in 1860; annexed to Cleburne County in 1883; new township created between 1890-1900 from parts of Cleveland, Craig and Hartsugg
Panther Bluff Created after 1870; name changed to Archey Valley between 1870-80
Peter Creek Created in 1860; annexed to Cleburne County in 1883
Piney Created in 1858; annexed to Cleburne County in 1883
Red River Created before 1836; part to Sulphur Springs between 1890-1900
Sugar Loaf Created in 1838; annexed to Cleburne County in 1883
Sulphur Springs Created 1890-1900 from parts of Davis & Rd River; part to Cargile 1890-1900
Turkey Creek Created in 1854; annexed to Stone County in 1873
Union Created in 1839; part of War Eagle annexed in 1860; part to Bloodworth in 1906. Bloodworth annexed back between 1910-20
Valley Created in 1858; annexed to Cleburne County in 1883
War Eagle Created in 1844: parts annexed to Holly and Union in 1860
Wahington Created 1860-70 from parts of Griggs, Hartsugg & Holly; part to Linn Creek 1909
Wheeler Created between 1880-90; part to Grove in 1905
White Oak Created between 1880-90; part to Grove in 1905

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