Land Records

Surveyor, Chicot Farms, Arkansas, 1939. Russell Lee, photographer.
Surveyor, Chicot Farms, Arkansas, 1939. Russell Lee, photographer.

The Arkansas History Commission's collection of land records range in date from 1853 to 1956, and include Land Donation Applications, Swamp Land Applications, Swamp Land Patents, Proof of Internal Improvement Papers, Proof of Loss Documents, Forfeited Deeds, Relinquishment Papers, and other legal documents generated by the State Land Commissioner's Department.

This collection is not completely processed, but those land records that have been processed are available for use in the Arkansas History Commission’s research room. Photocopies can be requested by filling out the Photocopy Order Form with the information on the record you want, then mailing it and a check for the photocopy fee to: Arkansas History Commission, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201. If you are unsure how many pages the photocopy order will be, please send an email to state.archives@arkansas.gov, and we will be able to give you the correct number of pages to order. 

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