On July 20, the NorthEast Arkansas Regional Archives in Powhatan, Arkansas received a significant donation of Sharp County records from the Arkansas State University Museum. These historical records, including records from both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, will be a tremendous benefit to historical researchers and genealogists with ties to Sharp County.
The new additions include more than 100 county ledger books – tax, assessment, school, road, and court documents – and additional documents related to the county.
In a separate donation received today, the archives has also added several other items of interest to researchers. These items include:
The Civil War History of Milligan’s Campground (Sharp County)
Search for Ancestors and Siblings of Roswell Davis (Lawrence County)
The Biography of John Milligan II
Pioneers to Ol’ Lawrence County Volume I: The Northern Families
Pioneers to Ol’ Lawrence County: Volume II: A Southern Family, The Jeffery’s, Parts I, II, and III
The NorthEast Arkansas Regional Archives, a division of the Arkansas History Commission serves a sixteen county area of Arkansas, including Baxter, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, Sharp, and Stone counties. Holdings include original county documents from Lawrence, Sharp, and Randolph counties, over 1400 rolls of microfilm, over 2000 books, and thousands of other records and documents of historical interest. Visitors come from across the country to engage in family research in our collection. The facility is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm except state holidays.