Maps Showing the How the Counties of Arkansas Developed
After the Louisiana Purchase of May 1803, Arkansas was a territory and part of Missouri. After becoming a state , Arkansas County (formed December 13, 1815) begin splitting off into other counties. Lawrence was first split on January 15, 1815. Then, on December 15, 1819, Pulaski, Clark, and Hempstead were formed. These are usually cited as the first five counties of the State of Arkansas.
Nevada County was formed on March 20, 1871, mostly from land in the original Hempstead County. By then, the land was in Hempstead, Columbia and Clark counties.
- Columbia had been formed on December 17, 1852 from Union, Ouachita, Hempstead, and Lafayette counties.
- Ouachita had been formed from Union and Hempstead counites on November 29, 1842.
- Union had been formed on November 2, 1829 from Clark and Hempstead counties.
- Lafayette was formed from Hempstead County on October 15, 1827.
The following maps are provided to show how the counties of Arkansas formed.
Maps and research are courtesy of:
Desmond Walls Allen
Arkansas Research, Inc.
PO Box 303, Conway, AR 72033
501/470-1120 voice and fax
Historical information about Arkansas Counties
Arkansas Territory 1819
Arkansas Counties in 1836
Arkansas Counties in 1850
Copyright Notice and Limitations on Use:
All informative and photographic material on the Nevada County Depot and Museum web site and compact
discs are copyright ©1996-2017 Nevada County Depot and Museum
Routines that generate the pages were written by, hosted by, and copyright ©2002-2017
.All rights are reserved.
Individuals who access the web site or purchase a compact disk are limited to private
viewing of the material or quotation in an individual's historical research project.
Use of material must be attributed to "Nevada County Depot and Museum".
Additional terms apply to items in the cemetery survey, as outlined on those pages.
Prior written consent is required before any material is quoted or used in a work that is sold
for any price or distributed by any means, either for profit or not for profit.
Suggested content for bibliography entry:
Author: Nevada County Depot and Museum
Published by: Nevada County Depot and Museum, 403 West First Street South, Prescott Arkansas 71857
Retrieval Date: April 29, 2017