White County, Arkansas
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White County
Parent Counties: Independence, Jackson, Pulaski
Established: October 23, 1835
County Seat: Searcy
Named for: Hugh Lawson White, a Whig candidate for President of the United States

The first American settlers are believed to be John and Nancy Magness, who traveled down what has become known as the Old Southwest Trail from Wilson County, Tennessee, to reach White County around 1815. The Magnesses lived near what is today the town of Letona.
[source: Encyclopediaofarkansas.net]

Cities, Towns and Other Populated Areas

 Incorporated towns in White County are Searcy, Beebe, Bald Knob, Judsonia, Kensett, Bradford,
Rose Bud, Letona, Pangburn, West Point, Higginson, McRae, Russell, Garner, Georgetown, and Griffithville.

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Website Updates:
Feb 2018:  County Organization and Early History
Jan 2018: Index to wills; 1850 Mortality Schedule.  bio for KING.  Crime news for COOK.  obits for WALKER, JOHNSON, HALL.  Marriage announcement for WALKER-MAGNESS, ARNOLD- ___, HEFFNER-BUSTEA.  Divorce notices for BIRGE, MELVIN




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