Oklahoma Counties and Historical Facts
Oklahoma County records vary widely from county to county in both quality and quantity. Some have been carefully preserved while others have been much abused and neglected. Some Oklahoma records have simply disappeared.
For genealogists doing research in Oklahoma there is no effective replace for an on-site search of county courthouse records.
Oklahoma County Records
Oklahoma deeds, probates, and civil court records are located at the county clerk’s or clerk of the courts office.
Marriage records before statewide recording may be found at the county clerk as well, but records of births and deaths are not available until statewide recording began.
Official certificates come from the State Department of Health.
The largest percentage of Oklahoma’s extant public records were generated in the twentieth century and are generally intact.
Send inquiries to the county official at the courthouse address for the appropriate county. See also a list of links to county and county seat government run websites.
List of Oklahoma Extinct Counties
counties that no longer exist because they were discontinued, renamed or merged with another counties.
A lot of these counties were established and disbanded within the 19th century;
county borders have changed very little since 1900.
These are important for genealogy research purposes. Pay attention where the courthouse records went to if the county was eliminated or joined with some other county.
See the History of Oklahoma Counties for more details.
List of Oklahoma Counties with Burned Courthouses
Pennsylvania has no counties that are lost, defunct or extinct.
These are important for genealogy research purposes.
See the History of Oklahoma Counties.
List of Oklahoma Counties
County Date Formed Parent County County Seat Adair 1907 Cherokee Lands Stilwell Alfalfa 1907 Woods County Cherokee Atoka 1907 Choctaw Lands Atoka Beaver 1890 Oklahoma Territory Beaver Beckham 1907 Roger Mills County Sayre Blaine 1892 Cheyenne, Arapaho land Watonga Bryan 1907 Choctaw Lands Durant Caddo 1901 Kowa, Comanche,Apache, Wichita, Caddo lands Anadarko Canadian 1890 Oklahoma Territory El Reno Carter 1907 Chickasaw lands Ardmore Cherokee 1907 Tahlequah District Tahlequah Choctaw 1907 Choctaw lands Hugo Cimarron 1907 Beaver County Boise City Cleveland 1890 Oklahoma Territory Norman Coal 1907 Choctaw lands Coalgate Comanche 1901 Kiowa County, Comanche lands Lawton Cotton 1912 Comanche County Walters Craig 1907 Cherokee lands Vinita Creek 1907 Creek lands Sapulpa Custer 1892 Cheyenne & Arapaho land opening Arapaho Delaware 1907 Cherokee Jay Dewey 1892 Cheyenne & Arapaho land opening Taloga Ellis 1907 Day, Woodward Arnett Garfield 1893 Cherokee Outlet land Enid Garvin 1907 Chickasaw lands Pauls Valley Grady 1907 Caddo, Comanche lands Chickasha Grant 1893 Cherokee Outletland Medford Greer 1886 Cherokee lands Mangum Harmon 1909 Greer, Jackson Hollis Harper 1907 Indian lands, Woods, Woodward Buffalo Haskell 1907 Choctaw lands Stigler Hughes 1907 Creek lands Holdenville Jackson 1907 Greer County Altus Jefferson 1907 Comanche, Chickasaw lands Waurika Johnston 1907 Chickasaw lands Tishomingo Kay 1893 Cherokee Outlet land Newkirk Kingfisher 1890 Oklahoma Territory Kingfisher Kiowa 1901 Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Wichita, Caddo lands Hobart Latimer 1907 Choctaw lands Wilburton Le Flore 1907 Choctaw lands Poteau Lincoln 1893 Oklahoma Territory Chandler Logan 1890 Oklahoma Territory Guthrie Love 1907 Chickasaw Territory Marietta Major 1907 Woods County Fairview Marshall 1907 Chickasaw lands Madill Mayes 1907 Cherokee lands Pryor McClain 1907 Chickasaw lands Purcell McCurtain 1907 Choctaw lands Idabel McIntosh 1907 Creek lans Eufaula Murray 1907 Chickasaw lands Sulphur Muskogee 1907 Creek lands Muskogee Noble 1893 Cherokee Outlet land Perry Nowata 1907 Cherokee lands Nowata Okfuskee 1907 Creek lands Okemah Oklahoma 1890 Oklahoma Territory Oklahoma City Okmulgee 1907 Creek lands Okmulgee Osage 1907 Osage lands Pawhuska Ottawa 1907 Cherokee Nation Miami Pawnee 1893 Cherokee Outlet land Pawnee Payne 1890 Original County Stillwater Pittsburg 1907 Choctaw lands McAlester Pontotoc 1907 Chickasaw lands Ada Pottawatomie 1891 Oklahoma Territory Shawnee Pushmataha 1907 Choctaw lands Antlers Roger Mills 1892 Cheyene, Araphoe land Cheyenne Rogers 1907 Cherokee Nation Claremore Seminole 1907 Seminole lands Wewoka Sequoyah 1907 Cherokee lands Sallisaw Stephens 1907 Comanche Duncan Texas 1907 Beaver County Guymon Tillman 1907 Comanche County Frederick Tulsa 1907 Creek lands Tulsa Wagoner 1907 Creek lands Wagoner Washington 1907 Cherokee lands Bartlesville Washita 1892 Cheyenne, Arapaho Cordell Woods 1893 Cherokee Outlet land Alva Woodward 1893 Cherokee Outlet land Woodward