Welcome To The
Drew County, Arkansas
Genealogical Homepage

Named in honor of the third governor of Arkansas, Thomas Drew, Drew County, AR was formed in 1846 from parent counties Arkansas and Bradley. The county seat is at Monticello, AR 71655. Drew County has extant its marriage, probate, divorce, and civil court records.

My name is Karen A. Groce and I am the person responsible for Drew County, Arkansas. If you would like to contribute your information to this page or would like to put a page up of Drew County information, please let me know. If you live in or have ties to the state of Arkansas and would like to host an Arkansas County, contact Bill Couch


Until further notice, new queries will not be accepted for the query page. We hope to be able to resume accepting queries before too long, but work and other obligations have greatly reduced the time we have available to keep the pages updated. We will continue, however, to help as much as we can with questions about researching in Drew County. Also, any corrections to e-addresses will be accepted. Thanks for your kind words about our webpage and your interest.

Please do not put my e-address in your address book if you (1) don't keep your anti-virus software up to date, and/or (2) plan to send me numerous messages that have nothing to do with genealogy. While I appreciate your trying to brighten my day, I receive many messages each day from my 3 webpages, and don't have time to read a lot of extra mail. I'm only asking this because several well-meaning folks have clogged my mailbox with messages - often with pictures attached - in the last few months.

Drew County Information

Drew County Documents and Articles

Wilmar, Arkansas - Scrapbook of Memories

A book containing the history of Wilmar from the beginning to 2005 has been compiled by Wanda Reaves. The book has 200 pages of pictures and articles covering everything from Incorporation of the town, city government and officials, businesses past and present, cemeteries, all churches, doctors, events, organizations, post office, railroad, college and schools, telephone company and the timber industry.

A limited number has been printed and will be offered for sale beginning at 1:00 P.M. on Friday afternoon, August 26th at my home. The book will also be available at the Wilmar All School reunion and other places to be announced after Labor Day. The price is $35.00 per book and there will be an extra $5.00 charge if the book is to be mailed. If you want to reserve a copy of the book, you may contact me at:

P.O. Box #2
Wilmar, AR 71675
Phone: (870)469-5759
E-Mail: wreaves@seark.net

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New Drew County Cemetery Book Available!

From Rebecca Huskey:
Good news, folks. After being out of print for several years the 3rd revised edition is now available. Entries are up to Feb 28, 2002. Approximately 3,000 new entries added to the 21,500. Order from:

Drew County Extension Service
Drew County Courthouse
Monticello, AR 71675
Cost is $45 plus $5 shipping.

Historical Time Line of the Wilmar Baptist Church 1899-1999 Available!

From Wanda Reaves:
If anyone is interested, we worked on the Baptist Church history and have everything listed in booklet form from 1899 - 1999 when we celebrated our 100th anniversary. It lists everyone who was ever a member, all pastors, deacons, teachers, church officers, musicians, current members, their birthdays and addresses if available. There is also a condensed version of minutes from each of these years. To preserve the originality of the past, we used the same spelling, punctuation and phrases used in the original minute books by various clerks. We still have copies (69 pages) available at $5.00 each plus $2.50 postage and handling. This information is also on microfilm at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, and the Department of History in Little Rock, AR. A copy has also been placed in the Drew County Archives.

When I was working on the church history, I also received a lot of information on the town of Wilmar. I am now working on putting that together.

If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy of the booklet entitled Historical Time Line Of Wilmar Baptist Church 1899-1999 at the above price, they can contact me and I will see that it is mailed. The money will go to the church. I am the current church clerk and am also the Chairman of the Church History Committee.

Wanda Reaves
P.O. Box #2
Wilmar, AR 7l675
e-mail: wreaves@seark.net

Drew County Page Search Engine

The Search Engine is temporarily offline. I'm still trying to get it all converted and will have it back online as soon as possible.


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The current webmaster for this page is Karen A. Groce

DISCLAIMER: These pages are privately owned and are not a part of the US GenWeb Project.

Karen Groce / wgroce@wildblue.net
URL: http://bethg.shutdown.com/drew/
Last updated 08 Apr 2010