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Prairie County, Arkansas Overview

Prairie County is in the Central Arkansas region of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The county is named for the Grand Prairie, a sub region of the Arkansas Delta known for rice cultivation and aquaculture which runs through the county. Created as Arkansas’s 54th county in 1864, Prairie County is home to four incorporated towns, including DeValls Bluff, the southern district county seat, and two incorporated cities, including Des Arc, the northern district county seat. Des Arc is the largest community in the county. The county is also the site of numerous unincorporated communities and ghost towns. Occupying 676 square miles (175,000 ha), Prairie County is the median-sized county in Arkansas. As of the 2010 Census, the county’s population is 8,715 people in 4,503 households. Based on population, the county is the ninth-smallest county of the 75 in Arkansas. The county is a total of 676square miles, with 648 as land and the remaining 28 is water. Stern’s Medlar, a previously unknown plant species, was discovered in Prairie County as recently as 1990. It is not known to grow anywhere else in the world. The plant is critically endangered, with only 25 known specimens, all growing within a single small wood, now protected as the Konecny Grove Natural Area. The county is located approximately 53 miles east of Little Rock and 90 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee. Prairie County is surrounded by five other counties: White County to the north, Woodruff County to the northeast, Monroe County to the east, Arkansas County to the south, and Lonoke County to the west. A total of nine zip codes are utilized by the county, the largest of which is 72040.

Prairie County Clerk Information

The Prairie County Courthouse address is:
208 Court House SQ
Des Arc, AR 72040
870-256-1464

Janell Taylor, who serves as both the County Clerk and the Circuit Clerk has two office locations:
Northern District
Circuit and County Clerk’s office at
200 Courthouse Square, Suite 104
Des Arc, AR 72040
870-256-4434
prairieclerk@arkansasclerks.com

Southern District
183 Prairie Street
P.O. Box 283
De Valls Bluff, AR 72041
870-998-2314

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.

Prairie County Records

Jeannie Lott is the County Assessor and can be reached via phone or email: 870-256-4692, or jeannieassessor@centurytel.net

The County Collector is Gary Burnett: 870-256-4137 or pccb@centurytel.net

All district courts and addresses:

Property Tax Information:

Property Tax Payment Information:

Title searches and deed retrievals can be performed at the courthouse or online:

Prairie Circuit Court
200 Courthouse Square, Suite 104
Des Arc, AR 72040
870-256-4434

Prairie, AR Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20096,853
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009349
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009329
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009682
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,250
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,197
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200938
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200947
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200967
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009367
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,074
Prairie County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Prairie 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:Prairie County Marriage License
Location:100 Courthouse Sq, Des Arc, Arkansas, 72040
Phone:870-256-4434

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