Place:Van Buren, Arkansas, United States

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Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population is 17,295. The county seat is Clinton. The county was formed on November 11, 1833, and named for Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, who was Vice President at the time of the county's formation and Arkansas's admission to the union. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Van Buren County should not be confused with the city of Van Buren, which is located approximately 100 miles to the west in Crawford County., just north of Fort Smith.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1833 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
1855 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 1,518
1850 2,864
1860 5,357
1870 5,107
1880 9,565
1890 8,567
1900 11,220
1910 13,509
1920 13,666
1930 11,962
1940 12,518
1950 9,687
1960 7,228
1970 8,275
1980 13,357
1990 14,008

Research Tips

Nearly all county records were destroyed by fire in 1863. The Van Buren County GenWeb Project has transcribed some early land and tax records from information in the State Archives.


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