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Sebastian County is named for United States Senator and Judge William K. Sebastian. The county has two county seats. One is at Fort Smith and the other is at Greenwood. The county is in the west central part of the state and is in the Arkansas River Valley. It was created by a legislative act on January 6, 1851 from Crawford, Scott and Polk counties. It is home to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, which was established in 1928. The Fort Smith National Historic site encompasses the remains of the first Fort Smith (1817-1824), which was established to keep peace between the settlers and the Cherokee arriving from relocation from the Appalachian Mountain regions to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears.

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Sebastian County Data

Barling * Fort Smith * Greenwood * Hackett * Hartford * Huntington * Lavaca * Mansfield
Bonanza * Central City * Midland

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Recent Website Updates:
January 2017:
Added Births 1883

Website Updates:
October 2016: Births 1882
July 2016: Obits: Edward Charles Gibbs; Dorothy Wentz; Crime News: An Awful Story; Misc News: Coal Mine Sold; Grasshoppers Damage Crop April 2016:Obit: Willie Barling; Crime News: Barling Farmer Killed, Young Highwayman
January 2016: Obits: Peggram Douglass, Margaret Simpson, Ben Rogers; Marriage announcement: Green-Howell; Sick List: Meningitis; Crime News: Jerry Barling Killed
October 2015: Obituary added, Rufus Hunt, Weather News added, Crime News stories added.
July 2015: Obituaries added: STATE SENATOR Fred Armstrong; James A Ward; William L Shipley
April 2015: Webpage overhaul; Births 1881 & 1887 added
March 2015: Added names to Booth Cemetery & Newlon Cemetery (aka Nolan Springs Cemetery); Photos
Oct 2014: Cemeteries & names added: Begum Cemetery, Bull Cemetery, Carruth Cemetery, Dake Cemetery, Jones Cemetery, Lewis Cemetery, Red Oak Cemetery, Ward Cemetery, Oak Cemetery, Arbuckle Cemetery, Bell Cemetery, & Buggy Hill Cemetery; Sick List; 1880 Marriage Index added
Sept 2014: History: The Old Commissary Building

Photos of unknown persons from Fort Smith
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