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Newton County, Arkansas Overview

Newton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,330. The county seat, and largest community is Jasper. Newton County is Arkansas’s 46th county, formed on December 14, 1842, and named for Thomas W. Newton, an Arkansas Congressman. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. Newton County is part of the Harrison, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 823 square miles, of which 821 square miles is land and 2.3 square miles is water. Newton County lies almost entirely within the rugged Boston Mountain range of the Ozark Mountains where elevations exceed 2,500 feet. The Buffalo National River, a popular destination for canoeing and recreation, runs through the county from west to east. Highway 7, which traverses the county from north to south, has been rated as one of the most scenic drives in the region. From a historical perspective, Newton County residents were very divided during the Civil War, serving in both the Confederate and Union armies. John Cecil, who had earlier served as Newton County’s sheriff, served as a Confederate Captain. Jasper blacksmith James R. Vanderpool served as Captain of Union Company C, 1st Regiment Arkansas Infantry Volunteers, while farmer and teacher John McCoy served as Captain of Union Company F, 1st Regiment Arkansas Infantry Volunteers. Many Newton County citizens served under each of these men, as well as in other units. As an example of how the war divided families, Confederate Captain Cecil’s brother, Sam, served as a sergeant in Union Company D, 2nd Regiment Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers. Violence took a severe toll on the civilian population, and at one point, Captains McCoy and Vanderpool escorted 20 wagons of Unionist families from Newton County to Missouri to seek refuge. The county is home to the Upper Buffalo Wilderness, which is nationally protected. Six other Arkansas counties surround Nevada County and they include: Boone to the north, Searcy to the east, Pope to the southeast, Johnson to the south, Madison to the west, and Carroll to the northwest. The county uses a total of 19 zip codes, the largest of which is 72641.

Newton County Clerk Information

Newton County Courthouse
100 East Court Street
Jasper, AR, 72641
870-446-5125

Sandra K. Duckworth, County Clerk, can be reached in her office:
115 Court Street
P.O. Box 484
Newton, TX 75966
Phone: 409-379-5341
sandra.duckworth@co.newton.tx.us

The County Clerk is responsible for the daily operations of the County Clerk Office, Quorum Court Secretary, Budget Account Figures, and delegating the responsibilities of the office. The County Clerk Chief Deputy is responsible for the daily payment of county invoices, in charge of the county probate files, in charge of tax work, Equalization Board Secretary, and assisting at the counter with marriage licenses. The County Clerk Deputy is responsible for all county payroll procedures and for all voter registration records and assists at the counter with marriage licenses.

Donnie Davis is the Circuit Clerk, and he is located:
Newton County Circuit Court
100 East Court Street
PO Box 410
Jasper, AR 72641
870-446-5125

The Circuit Clerk is the clerk of the circuit, domestic relations, and juvenile court and usually acts as the ex-officio recorder of the county. The Circuit Clerks office prepares summons, warrants, orders, judgments, and injunctions authorized by the circuit court for delivery by the county sheriff. This office also maintains a file of all cases pending in either court, as well as a record of all past court cases and their disposition. In addition, the circuit clerk keeps a list of all prospective jurors. The Chief Deputy helps maintain the records of all proceedings of the circuit courts and to prepare the dockets for these courts. In addition, the clerk keeps a list of all prospective jurors. The Deputy Clerk is responsible for recording deeds, mortgages, liens and surety bonds, and many other orders and instruments which involve property within the county.

Newton County Records

Deed recordation information and title searches can be performed in person or online. Access information is provided below:
Newton County Circuit Court
100 East Court Street
PO Box 410
Jasper, AR 72641
870-446-5125

Sheila McCutcheon is the County Assessor:
Jasper Office
101 Court Street
Jasper, AR 72641
870-446-2937

Real estate and tax records can be found here

The Tax Collector, Melissa J. Burks access information is:
113 Court Street
P.O. Box 456
Newton, TX 75966
Phone: 409-379-4241
melissa.burks@co.newton.tx.us

A fee schedule for the county is here

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Newton, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20096,684
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009877
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200982
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200995
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,368
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,052
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200975
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200984
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009140
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200947
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,420
Newton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Newton County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 9, Ch. 11 and Premarital agreements – Title 9, Ch. 11, Subchapter 4
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Newton County Marriage License
Location:100 Court Street, Jasper, Arkansas, 72641
Phone:870-446-5125

Newton County Clerk’s Office

Address: 100 E Ct St, Jasper, AR 72641, United States
Phone: 870-446-5125

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