Place:Marion, Arkansas, United States

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Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. In the 2010 census, the population was 16,653. The county seat is Yellville. Marion County is Arkansas's 35th county and its first following statehood, formed on September 25, 1836. It is named for General Francis Marion, the famous "Swamp Fox" of the Revolutionary War. The county included part of what is now Searcy County, Arkansas, with many opposing to dividing them, which helped fueled the bloody Tutt-Everett War between 1844 and 1850. Prior to the 2006 general election, the county was a dry county, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1835 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1887 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 1,325
1850 2,308
1860 6,192
1870 3,979
1880 7,907
1890 10,390
1900 11,377
1910 10,203
1920 10,154
1930 8,876
1940 9,464
1950 8,609
1960 6,041
1970 7,000
1980 11,334
1990 12,001

Research Tips

The Rootsweb county site and the Genweb archives are particularly helpful for late 19th/early 20th century research in this county. The county site has a large obituary collection, and the archives has newspaper abstracts covering about 20 years.


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