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Poinsett County, Arkansas Overview

Poinsett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,583. The county seat is Harrisburg; however, the largest community is Trumann. Poinsett County was formed on February 28, 1838, and named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, U.S. Secretary of War. County business was initially conducted in the county judge’s home until first court was held in Bolivar, upon completion of a courthouse in 1839. County government was moved in 1859 to Harrisburg, a more central locale designated as the new county seat. Poinsett County acquired its current boundaries in the years following this change, as portions were assigned to newly organized counties. The northern portion became Craighead County, and the south portion became Cross County. Sunken lands were added to eastern Poinsett County during this time, including Lepanto and Marked Tree. The Civil War devastated the county financially. It did not recover until the railroads were constructed into the area, giving farmers a new avenue to market their crops, and the timber industry developed. Poinsett County was the hardest hit county by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which flooded thousands of fields and destroyed homes countywide. The Southern Tenant Farmers Union was founded in 1935 in Tyronza during the Great Depression. The Southern Tenant Farmers Union Museum in Tyronza is now operated by Arkansas State University. The county is a total of 763 square miles, with 758 as land and the remaining 5.2 is water. Poinsett County five neighboring Arkansas counties: Craighead to the north, Mississippi to the east, Crittenden to the southeast, Cross to the south, and Jackson to the west. A total of nine zip codes are utilized by the county, the largest of which is 72472.

Poinsett County Clerk Information
The Poinsett County Courthouse address is:
401 Market St
Harrisburg, AR 72432
(870) 578-4410

Poinsett County Clerk: Teresa Rouse, 870-578-4410
County Circuit & Chancery Clerk
Misty Richardson Russell
401 Market St.
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Phone 870-578-4420
Fax 870-578-4427

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.

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.

Poinsett County Records
The County Assessor:
John Hutchison
401 Market St.
P.O. Box 543
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Personal Property, phone 870-578-4430
Real estate, phone 870-578-4435


The County Collector (and sheriff):
Kevin Molder
1500 Justice Drive
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Detention Center, phone: 870-578-4444
Collector’s Office, phone: 870-578-4415

Following are some methods for paying county taxes:

  • By mail: Poinsett County Collector 401 Market St. Harrisburg, AR 72432
  • In person: Poinsett County Courthouse 401 Market St. Harrisburg, AR 72432 Main Floor
  • By phone: 1-866-257-2055, you will need to enter the Poinsett County Code which is 56 and your parcel number which is located on your statement.
  • By internet: Tax Collector ePayment Service

    Deed retrieval and title searches can be performed either online or at the courthouse:
    Poinsett County Circuit Court
    401 Market Street
    PO Box 46
    Harrisburg, AR 72432
    870-578-4420

    Poinsett, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200925,977
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,738
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,258
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009752
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,003
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200966
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009523
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,390
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,797
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009242
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200960
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009450
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009280
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009125
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200939
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200978
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,960
    Poinsett County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Poinsett 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:Poinsett County Marriage License
    Location:401 Market Street, Harrisburg, Arkansas, 72432
    Phone:870-578-4410

    Poinsett County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 401 Market St. Harrisburg, AR 72432
    Phone: 870-578-4410

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