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  • Adair County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 17, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American territorial lands..
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Stilwell, Oklahoma

    County history - Adair County is named in honor of a prominent Cherokee family of which perhaps the most noted member was Col. William Penn Adair, who represented the Cherokee Nation at Washington, DC from 1866 until his death in 1881.

    Adair Courthouse
    GHLL Adair County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Adair County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Adair County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Adair County Historical & Genealogical Assocation / Stilwell, OK)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Indian Territory Genealogical & Historical Society / Tahlequah, Cherokee County, OK)
    7. US/OKGenWeb site - Adair County Archives
    8. US/OKGenWeb - Adair County Genealogy & History
    9. Adair County Vital Records - Adair County Clerk, P.O. Box 169, Stilwell, OK 74960.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Delaware County (north), Benton County, Arkansas (northeast),
             Washington County, Arkansas (east), Crawford County, Arkansas
             (southeast), Sequoyah County (south), Cherokee County (west).

    Census Information:
        1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Adair County (Oklahoma Census Records Online).

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  • Atoka County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American (Choctaw Nation) territorial lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Atoka, Oklahoma

    County history - Atoka County first called Shappaway, later changed to Atoka in honor of Captain Atoka, a noted Choctaw who led a band of his people to this area during the removal of the Five Civilized Tribes to Indian Territory.

    Atoka Courthouse
    1. Atoka County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Atoka County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Atoka County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Atoka County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 245
          Atoka, OK 74525

    4. Atoka County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Atoka County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Atoka County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Atoka County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Atoka County Vital Records - Atoka County Clerk, 201 East Court, Atoka, OK 74525-2045.

      Census Information:
    9. 1910 Census (G) - Federal Census, Atoka County (Graphic: 334 pages).


  • Beaver County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the entire Oklahoma panhandle from 1890 to 1907 (first called Seventh County).
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Beaver, Oklahoma

    County history - Beaver County is named for the Beaver River, the historic name for an intermittent river in Oklahoma, that drains most of the Oklahoma Panhandle. It is also known as the North Canadian River. Both names are in common use.

    Beaver Courthouse
    1. Beaver County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Beaver County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Beaver County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Beaver County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Beaver County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Beaver County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Beaver County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Beaver County Vital Records - Beaver County Courthouse, 111 W. 2nd Street, P.O. Box 237, Beaver, OK 73932-0237.


  • Beckham County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 21, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Greer and Roger Mills Counties.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Sayre, Oklahoma

    County history - Beckham County is named in honor of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (August 5, 1869 - January 9, 1940) was the 35th Governor of Kentucky and a United States Senator from Kentucky. He was the state's first popularly elected senator following passage of the Seventeenth Amendment.

    Beckham Courthouse
    GHLL Beckham County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Beckham County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society / Lawton, OK)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Western Oklahoma Historical Society / Elk City, OK)
    7. US/OKGenWeb site - Beckham County Archives
    8. US/OKGenWeb - Beckham County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Beckham County Courthouse, P.O. Box 67, Sayre, OK 73662.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Roger Mills County (north), Custer County (northeast), Washita County
             (east), Kiowa County (southeast), Greer County (south), Harmon County
             (southwest), Collingsworth County, Texas (west), Wheeler County, Texas
             (northwest).


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  • Blaine County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian territory, In 1890, this county was designated simply as "C" County. By treaty with the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes, on 19 April 1892, the county was officially opened to settlers by land rush..
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Watonga, Oklahoma

    County history - Blaine County is named in honor of James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893), Senator, Speaker of the House, and Republican candidate for President in 1884.

    Blaine Courthouse
    1. Blaine County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Blaine County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Blaine County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Blaine County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Blaine County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Blaine County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Blaine County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Blaine County Vital Records - Blaine County Courthouse, P.O. Box 138, Watonga, OK 73772.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Geary Genealogical Society / Geary, OK)


  • Bryan County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American (Choctaw) territorial lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Durant, Oklahoma

    County history - Bryan County is named in honor of William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 - July 26, 1925) was the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in 1896, 1900 and 1908, a lawyer, and the 41st United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.

    Bryan Courthouse
    1. Bryan County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Bryan County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Bryan County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Bryan County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Bryan County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Bryan County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Bryan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Bryan County Vital Records - Bryan County Clerk, 402 West Evergreen, Durant, OK 74701.


  • Caddo County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 23, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands on 06-Aug-1901.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Anadarko, Oklahoma

    County history - Caddo County is named in honor of the Caddo tribe of Indians. Caddo comes from an Indian word, Kaddi, meaning "life" or "chief". The name possibly translates into English as "principal people".

    Caddo Courthouse
    GHLL Caddo County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Caddo County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Caddo County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Anadarko Philomathic Club and Museum / Anadarko, OK)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Caddo County Genealogical Society / Anadarko, OK)
          Town of Cyril Historical Society
          P.O. Box 21
          Cyril, OK 73029

         Hinton Historical Society and Museum
         801 S. Broadway Street
         Hinton, OK 73047-9060

    7. US/OKGenWeb site - Caddo County Archives
    8. US/OKGenWeb - Caddo County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Caddo County Clerk, P.O. Box 10, Anadarko, OK 73005.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Blaine County (north), Canadian County (northeast), Grady County (east),
             Comanche County (south), Kiowa County (southwest), Washita County
             (west), Custer County (northwest).

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        Caddo County - 1918 Births (township of Cement, Oklahoma)
        Caddo County - Marriage Records Apr 1905 through May 1907

    Census Information:
        1910 Census (T) - Federal Census, Caddo County, Washington Twp. (Text: 1 page).
        1930 Census (T) - Federal Census, Caddo County (Text: 1 folder, 4 Text).

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  • Canadian County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  May 25, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Oklahoma Territory lands in 1889
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  El Reno, Oklahoma

    County history - Canadian County is named for the Canadian River, which runs through the county.

    Canadian Courthouse
    1. Canadian County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Canadian County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Canadian County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Canadian County Oklahoma Genealogical Soc. / El Reno, OK)
    4. Canadian County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Canadian County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Canadian County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Canadian County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Canadian County Vital Records - Canadian County Clerk, P.O. Box 458, El Reno, OK 73036.


  • Carter County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 23, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Chickasaw Indian lands. Original name:  Pickens County prior to statehood).
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Ardmore, Oklahoma

    County history - Carter County, previously named Pickens County, was renamed in honor of Ben Carter, prominent Native American of the Chickasaw Nation.

    Carter Courthouse
    1. Carter County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Carter County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Carter County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Carter County Genealogical Society / Ardmore, OK)
    4. Carter County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Carter County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Carter County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Carter County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Carter County Vital Records - Carter County Clerk, First and B Street, SW, Ardmore, OK 73401.


  • Cherokee County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of the Tahlequah District in the Cherokee Nation when Indian and Oklahoma Territories were joined to form the State of Oklahoma.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Tahlequah, Oklahoma

    County history - Cherokee County is named in honor of the Cherokee tribe of Indians. The word is said to have been derived from a Chickasaw word, "Chiluk-ki" meaning cave people.

    Cherokee Courthouse
    GHLL Cherokee County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cherokee County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cherokee Heritage Center / Tahlequah, OK)
    6. US/OKGenWeb site - Cherokee County Archives
    7. US/OKGenWeb - Cherokee County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Cherokee County Clerk, 213 West Delaware, Tahlequah, OK 74464-3639.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Delaware County (north), Adair County (east), Sequoyah County (south),
             Muskogee County (southwest), Wagoner County (west), Mayes County
             (northwest).

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        Cherokee Heritage Center - Education, Genealogy, Support News and more... (Tahlequah).

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  • Choctaw County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American (Indian) lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Hugo, Oklahoma

    County history - Choctaw County is named in honor of Choctaw Nation of Indians, whose tribal name is Chahta.

    Choctaw Courthouse
    1. Choctaw County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Choctaw County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Choctaw County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Choctaw County Genealogical Society / Hugo, OK)
    4. Choctaw County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Choctaw County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Choctaw County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Choctaw County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Choctaw County Vital Records - Choctaw County Clerk, address, address, address.


  • Cleveland County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of land aquired in 1890, one year after the land run, this county was the first of seven counties to be formed by the Oklahoma Organic Act. The legislation was enacted one year late, as this law would give authority to the governing of the territory through statehood.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Norman, Oklahoma

    County history - Cleveland County is named in honor of Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), two-time President of the United States.

    Cleveland Courthouse
    1. Cleveland County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Cleveland County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cleveland County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cleveland County Genealogical Society / Norman, OK)
    4. Cleveland County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cleveland County Historical Society & Museum / Norman, OK)
    5. Cleveland County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Cleveland County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Cleveland County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Cleveland County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Cleveland County Vital Records - Cleveland County Clerk, 201 South Jones, Norman, OK 73069.


  • Coal County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  May 12, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Choctaw Nation Lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Coalgate, Oklahoma

    County history - Coal County is named for the many coal mining camps, which were the start of many of the towns in Coal County.

    Coal Courthouse
    1. Coal County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Coal County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Carter County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cole County Genealogical Society / Coalgate, OK)
    4. Coal County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Coal County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Coal County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Coal County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Coal County Vital Records - Coal County Clerk, 3 North Main Street, Coalgate, OK 74538-2832.

      Census Information:
    9. 1920 Census (T) - entire county.


  • Comanche County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 6, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache reservations.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Lawton, Oklahoma

    County history - Comanche County is named from the Spanish "Camino Ancho", meaning broad trail.

    Comanche Courthouse
    GHLL Comanche County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Comanche County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Comanche County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society / Lawton, OK)
    6. US/OKGenWeb site - Comanche County Archives
    7. US/OKGenWeb - Comanche County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Comanche County Clerk, Courthouse, Lawton, OK 73501-4326.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Caddo County (north), Grady County (northeast), Stephens County
             (southeast), Cotton County (south), Tillman County (southwest), Kiowa
                County
    (west).

        Buffalo Soldiers - Forgotten American History Page (9th & 10th Cavalry).


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  • Cotton County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  May 12, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Comanche County on 28-Aug-1912.
    Established:  18-Nov-1912
    County Seat:  Walters, Oklahoma

    County history - Cotton County is named for the largest "cash crop" produced in the county (Cotton).

    Cotton Courthouse
    GHLL Cotton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cotton County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cotton County Genealogical Society / Walters, OK)
    6. US/OKGenWeb site - Cotton County Archives
    7. US/OKGenWeb - Cotton County Genealogy & History
    8. Cotton County Vital Records - Cotton County Clerk, 301 North Broadway Street, Walters, OK 73572-1271.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Comanche County (north), Stephens County (northeast), Jefferson County
             (southeast), Clay County, Texas (south), Wichita County, Texas
             (southwest), Tillman County (west).


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  • Creek County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Creek, Native American lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Sapulpa, Oklahoma

    County history - Creek County is named in honor of The Muscogee (or Muskogee), also known as the Creek or Creeks, Indian Tribes. They are a Native American people traditionally from the southeastern United States. Mvskoke is their name in traditional spelling. Modern Muscogees live primarily in Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Their language, Mvskoke, is a member of the Muscogee branch of the Muscogean language family.

    Creek Courthouse
    GHLL Creek County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Creek County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Creek County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sapulpa Historical Society / Sapulpa, OK)
    6. US/OKGenWeb site - Creek County Archives
    7. US/OKGenWeb - Creek County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Creek County Courthouse, County Clerk, 222 East Dewey, Suite 200, Sapulpa, OK 74066.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pawnee County (north), Tulsa County (east), Okmulgee County (southeast),
             Okfuskee County (south), Lincoln County (west), Payne County
             (northwest).

        Exploring Oklahoma History - Historic Places For Creek County.

    Census Information:
        1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Creek County, ED-262 (Text: 7 pages).

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