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History of Stone County Arkansas

by Mike Lancaster

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History of Stone County

After the War of 1812, pioneers began to move West.   Arkansas soon began to grow due to our forefather's desire for land and opportunity as well a payment for their military service to the United States.  Arkansas Territory was created in 1819 consisting of only 5 counties, and the area where Stone Co. is located today was originally part of Lawrence County.  As the territory grew, more counties began to appear, and in 1836 Arkansas was accepted into the Union as a slave state.  In 1873, Stone County originated from its parent counties of Izard, Independence, Searcy, and Van Buren

Visit the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture for a more on the history of Stone County.

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This site was created by the Stone County Genealogical Society in January of 1999.  Our goal is to provide family researchers with information about their ancestors and contacts to their relatives that share the same quest.  Please do not copy information from this page for your web site.  You make link freely to our pages. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the site, please e-mail us. This website is voluntarily maintained by local members of the Stone County Historical Society.

This page was last updated 24 September 2006