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  • Latimer County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 27, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Choctaw Indian lands 16-Jul-1907.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Wilburton, Oklahoma

    County history - Latimer County is named in honor of J. S. Latimer, a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention.

    Latimer Courthouse
    GHLL Latimer County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Latimer County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Latimer County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Latimer County Historical & Genealogical Society / Wilburton, OK)
    6. US/OKGenWeb site - Latimer County Archives
    7. US/OKGenWeb - Latimer County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Latimer County Clerk, 109 North Central, Wilburton, OK 74578-2440.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Haskell County (north), Le Flore County (east), Pushmataha County
             (south), Pittsburg County (west).



  • Logan County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 6, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Oklahoma Territory lands.
    Established:  02-May-1890
    County Seat:  Guthrie, Oklahoma

    County history - Logan County is named in honor of John Alexander Logan (February 8, 1826  December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and political leader. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a General in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a Senator and was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States.

    Logan Courthouse

    Capitol history - Information regarding the first (old) state capital:  At noon on April 22, 1889, cannons resounded at a 2-million acre (8,000 km"d) section of Indian Territory, launching president Benjamin Harrison's "Hoss Race" or Land Run of 1889. During the next six hours, about 10,000 people settled in what became the capital of the new Territory of Oklahoma

    Carnegie Library
    (First) State Capitol


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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Logan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Logan County Vital Records - Logan County Court Clerk, 201 Courthouse, 301 E. Harrison Street, Guthrie, OK 73044-4939.

    10. Guthrie township - Photos by Matthew Haswell
    11. Logan County - County Government


  • Love County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Chichasaw Native American Lands ( Pickens County).
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Marietta, Oklahoma

    County history - Love County is named in honor of a prominent Chichasaw family and especially in honor of one member, Overton Love, a prominent judge of the Chickasaws and landowner after the Civil War, popularly known as "Sabe" Love.

    Love Courthouse
    1. Love County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Love County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Love County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Love County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 134
          Marietta, OK 73448

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Love County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Love County Vital Records - Love County Clerk, 405 West Main Street, Marietta, OK 73448-2848.


  • Mayes County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  May 20, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Oklahoma Territory lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Pryor, Oklahoma

    County history - Mayes County is named in honor of Cherokee Tribal Leader, Samuel H. Mayes.

    Mayes Courthouse
    1. Mayes County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Mayes County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Mayes County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Mayes County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 924
          Chouteau, OK 74337

          Mayes County Historical Society
          Route 1, Box 231
          Chouteau, OK 74337

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Mayes County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Mayes County Vital Records - Mayes County Clerk, Courthouse, Pryor, OK 74361.

      Census Information:
    9. 1910 Census (T) - Federal Census, Mayes County, ED-81 (Text: 3 pages).


  • McClain County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  May 20, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Oklahoma Territorial lands (Chickasaw Nation).
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Purcell, Oklahoma

    County history - McClain County is named in honor of Charles M. McClain, an Oklahoma constitutional convention attendee.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. McClain County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. McClain County Vital Records - McClain County Clerk, P.O. Box 629, Purcell, OK 73080.


  • McCurtain County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 20, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Choctaw Nation [Indian] lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Idabel, Oklahoma

    County history - McCurtain County is named in honor of Green McCurtain, Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation from 1896 to 1900 and then again from 1902 to 1910. Though he never actually lived within what is now McCurtain County, the county was named for him and his family (McCurtain's) that included also two District Chiefs and three Principal Chiefs.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. McCurtain County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. McCurtain County Vital Records - McCurtain County Clerk, P.O. Box 1078, Idabel, OK 74745.


  • Murray County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  May 14, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Chicksaw Indian Lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Sulphur, Oklahoma

    County history - Murray County is named in honor of William N. Murray, President of the Constitutional Convention.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Murray County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Murray County Vital Records - Murray County Clerk, West 10th and Wyandotte, P.O. Box 578, Sulphur, OK 73086-0240.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Arbuckle Historical Society of Murray County / Sulphur, OK)


  • Muskogee County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Creek and Cherokee Indian Nation lands on 16-Nov-1898.
    Established:  18-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Muskogee, Oklahoma

    County history - Muskogee County is named in honor of the county seat, which was named for the Muscogee (Creek) Indian Tribe. The word is a corruption of "Maskoki" said to have been derived from an Algonquin word signifying swamp or marshy land.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Muskogee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Muskogee County Vital Records - Muskogee County Clerk, P.O. Box 2307, Muskogee, OK 74402-2307.

    9. Boynton Historical Society - Located in Boynton Township


  • Noble County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 20, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American lands, "Cherokee Strip", 16-Sep-1893.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1897
    County Seat:  Perry, Oklahoma

    County history - Noble County is named in honor of John Willock Noble (October 26, 1831 - March 22, 1912) was a U.S. lawyer and brevet general in the Civil War. He served as the Secretary of the Interior between 1889 and 1893.

    Noble Courthouse
    GHLL Noble 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 - Noble County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Noble County Genealogical Society, "Root Seekers" / Perry, OK)
    6. US/OKGenWeb site - Noble County Archives
    7. US/OKGenWeb - Noble County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Noble County Clerk, 300 Courthouse Drive, #11, Perry, OK 73077.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL)
             Kay County (north), Osage County (northeast), Pawnee County (east),
              Payne County (south), Logan County (southwest), Garfield County (west).

        Chronicles of Oklahoma - Early history of Noble County (Oklahoma Historical Society).
        Trails to the Past - On September 16, 1893, Noble County was known as "County P".


  • Nowata County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of the former Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation West, Indian Territory..
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Nowata, Oklahoma

    County history - Nowata County took its name from the town of Nowata which serves as its county seat. Stories abound as to the origin of the name Nowata. One opinion is that two railroad surveyors took the suggestion of an educated Delaware Indian woman, "Noweta" meaning "welcome", to name the site.
             Others say a Georgian exploring the area found no water at some springs and posted a sign "No Wata" to warn the other travelers. The most compelling version of the name is said to be a corruption of the Delaware Indian word "Noweeta" meaning "Welcome."



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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Nowata County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Nowata County Vital Records - Nowata County Clerk, 229 North Maple Street, Nowata, OK 74048-2654.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Family Finders Genealogy Club / Nowata, OK)

      Census Information:
    10. 1910 Census(T) - Federal Census Nowata County, ED 125-133 (Text: 9 files).
    11. 1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Nowata County, ED 58-73 (Text: 16 files).


  • Okfuskee County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  May 13, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Creek Indian Lands, "Missouri Territory", 1802 to 1825.
    Established:  6-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Okemah, Oklahoma

    County history - Okfuskee County is named in honor of a Creek (Indian) town in Cleburn County, Alabama, Okfuskee County was originally part of the Creek Nation, Indian Territory.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Okfuskee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Okfuskee County Vital Records - Okfuskee County Clerk, Court House, 3rd & Atlanta, P.O. Box 108, Okemah, OK 74859-0026.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Okfuskee County Historical Societies, Libraries, & Museums / multiple townships, OK)


  • Oklahoma County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian Territory lands in the
    Land Run of 1890, one of 5 that established the State.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    County history - Oklahoma County is named from two Choctaw Indian words, okla and humma, meaning people and red. It is the only U.S. State Capital that shares its name with its state.

    Oklahoma Courthouse

    Capitol history - Oklahoma's first capitol was originally located in the city of Guthrie, now a northern suburb of Oklahoma City. At noon on April 22, 1889 cannons sounded the start of the Oklahoma land run. In only six hours about 10,000 people had settled in what would soon become the capitol of Oklahoma Territory.
             Without the protection of the federal government, Oklahoma's newly established government became part of political battle on where the capitol should be located.
             In the middle of the night, on June 11, 1910, the state seal was taken from Guthrie and moved south to Oklahoma City, the present site of the state capitol. The relocated capitol was originally slated to be built in the Warr Acres suburb far from downtown Oklahoma City. The proposal called for the capitol building to front NW 39th Street. However, after three years of consideration, support moved to build the capitol at its present Oklahoma City site approximately two miles from downtown's central business district.

    Oklahoma State Capitol

    GHLL Oklahoma County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Oklahoma County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Oklahoma County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Oklahoma City/County Historical Society/ Oklahoma City, OK)
    6. US/OKGenWeb site - Oklahoma County Archives
    7. US/OKGenWeb - Oklahoma County Genealogy & History
    8. Oklahoma County Vital Records - Oklahoma Court Clerk, Oklahoma County Courthouse. 320 NW Robert S. Kerr Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73102-3441
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Logan County (north), Lincoln County (east), Pottawatomie County
             (southeast), Cleveland County (south), Canadian County (west), Kingfisher
             County (northwest).

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  • OkMulgee County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  May 13, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Creek Nation lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Okmulgee, Oklahoma

    County history - OkMulgee County is named in honor of one of the local Creek Indian villages.

    OkMulgee Courthouse
    1. Okmulgee County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Okmulgee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Okmulgee County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Okmulgee County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 805
          Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447

    4. Okmulgee County - US/OKGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Okmulgee County - US/OKGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
      li>Okmulgee County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    6. OkMulgee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    7. OkMulgee County Vital Records - OkMulgee County Clerk, P.O. Box 904, Okmulgee, OK 74447.


  • Osage County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  May 13, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Osage Indian Nation Lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    County history - Osage County is named for the tribal name "Wazhazhe" as spelled by the French settlers of the Mississippi Valley.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Osage County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Osage County Vital Records - Osage County Clerk, 600 Grandview,, Pawhuska, OK 74056-0087.


  • Ottawa County, Oklahoma —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 1, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Cherokee Indian Nation lands.
    Established:  16-Nov-1907
    County Seat:  Miami, Oklahoma

    County history - Ottawa County is named in honor of the Ottawa Indians, but comes from the Algonquian term "adawe", meaning to "buy and sell" or "trade and traffic".

    Ottawa Courthouse
    GHLL Ottawa County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Ottawa County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Ottawa County, OK Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Ottawa County Historical Society
          110 A Street Southwest
          Miami, OK 74354-6806

    5. US/OKGenWeb site - Ottawa County Archives
    6. US/OKGenWeb - Ottawa County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Ottawa County Clerk, 102 East Central, Suite 203, Miami, Oklahoma 74354.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cherokee County, Kansas (north), Newton County, Missouri (east),
             McDonald County, Missouri (southeast), Delaware County (south), Craig
             County (west).

        Ottawa County - Miami & Commerce 1917-18 City Directory.

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