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The Endangered Ark in Hugo pampers retired circus elephants.

Choctaw County was created in 1907 and named after the Choctaw tribe of the area.  The county seat of Hugo is also known as "Circus City U.S.A." in remembrance of the large number of circus performers that would winter there.  Visitors to Choctaw County can visit the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, in particular the section of the cemetery named Showmen's Rest, to witness the performers' final resting place.  Choctaw County is also home to Fort Towson, established in 1824 and the second oldest fort in Indian Territory.  Today, visitors can tour the grounds of the fort and explore further exhibits available at the Fort Towson Historical Society MuseumHugo Lake State Park and Raymond Gary State Park offer both recreational activities and accommodations. 

In 2000, census records showed 15,342 people living in Choctaw County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Choctaw County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogy society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Choctaw County are provided below. 

Discover Choctaw County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.

Choctaw County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Choctaw County

Existing Towns in Choctaw County

Ghost Towns in Choctaw County

Cemeteries in Choctaw County

Historic Schools in Choctaw County

Libraries in Choctaw County

Historic Archives of Choctaw County

Add'l Resources for Choctaw County

Places to Visit in Choctaw County

Choctaw County Courthouse Information

Choctaw County Clerk
300 E. Duke
Hugo, OK  74743
Telephone:  (580) 326- 3778

Directions:  Third and Duke.

Records available:  Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, and civil court records from 1907; County Clerk has land records.

Detailed Map of Choctaw County

Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Choctaw County

Existing Towns in Choctaw County

While researching your family history in Choctaw County, be sure to visit Hugo, the largest town in the county.  The following towns are located in present day Choctaw County, Oklahoma.

Boswell

Fort Towson

Hugo

Soper

   

Ghost Towns in Choctaw County

The following cities and towns either no longer exist in Choctaw County or are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past.  These towns and cities are commonly referred to as "ghost towns."

Doaksville

Hamden

Nelson

Sawyer

Spencerville

Swink

  

Cemeteries in Choctaw County

The following cemeteries are located in present day Choctaw County, Oklahoma.

Ahekatubby Cemetery

Aiken Cemetery

Baxter-Allen Cemetery

Beaver Dam Cemetery

Belvin Cemetery

Bench Cemetery

Big Ceder Cemetery

Bill Crowder Cemetery

Billy Graveyard

Bluff Cemetery

Bob Jackson Cemetery

Bohannon-Davis
Cemetery

Box Springs Cemetery

Calena Cemetery

Canon Cemetery

Choctaw Academy
Cemetery

Clark Family Cemetery

Cloninger Family Cemetery

Cold Springs Cemetery

Coon Family Cemetery

Crosley Cemetery

Crowder Family Cemetery

Crowder Prairie Cemetery

Crowder Springs
Cemetery

Dill Cemetery

Dixon Chapel Cemetery

Doaksville Original
Cemetery

Duncan Cemetery

Durant Cemetery

Durant-Jones Cemetery

Ellis Cemetery

Everidge Cemetery

Fennel Family Cemetery

Forney Cemetery

Frazier Cemetery

Fort Towson (AKA
Doaksville) Cemetery

Fort Towson Old Cemetery

Fort Towson Post
Cemetery

Frogville Cemetery

Gay Cemetery

Goins Family Cemetery

Goodland Cemetery

Good Springs Cemetery

Goodlin Cemetery

Goodwater Missionary Cemetery

Grant Cemetery

Griggs Cemetery

Gunn Family Cemetery

Hampton Chapel Cemetery

Harrison Cemetery
(AKA Harris)

Hart-Walker Cemetery

Hawkins Family Cemetery

High Hill Cemetery

Holder Cemetery

Homers Chapel Cemetery

Honey Springs Cemetery

Houston Family Cemetery

Indian Cemetery

Jackson Cemetery

Jasper Cemetery

Jerusalem Cemetery

Jeter Family Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery

Jones Cemetery

Long Creek Cemetery

Long Creek (African American) Cemetery

Long Creek East Cemetery

Mayhew Cemetery

Mayhew (African American) Cemetery

Maytoy Cemetery

McHaney Family Cemetery

McKee Cemetery

McKee Family Cemetery

Miller Grove Cemetery

Minnekah Cemetery

Moran Cemetery

Mt. Olive Cemetery

Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Nelson Cemetery

Nelson Indian Cemetery

Nelson Old Church
Cemetery

New Bluff Cemetery

Nonamantube Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

Oakes Cemetery

Parson Family Cemetery

Pierce Cemetery

Pigeon Roost Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery

Pigeon Roost Original Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Pollard Cemetery

Poor Farm Cemetery

Restland Cemetery

Robinson Family Cemetery

Rock Hill Cemetery

Roebuck Cemetery

Round Mountain Cemetery

Salt Creek Cemetery

Sand Bluff Cemetery

Sawyer Cemetery

Schooler Lake Cemetery

Shady Grove Cemetery

Shoals Cemetery

Shoat Springs Cemetery

Smith-Winston Cemetery

Sneed Cemetery

Sobol Cemetery

Songer Cemetery

Soper Cemetery

South Belvin Cemetery

Speer Cemetery

Spencer Academy New Cemetery

Spencer Academy Old Cemetery

Spencerville Cemetery

Spring Chapel Cemetery

Spring Creek Cemetery

Spring Family Cemetery

Spring Hill Cemetery

Springs Chapel Cemetery

Sugar Creek Cemetery

Sugar Loaf Cemetery

Sweet Hill Cemetery

Swink Cemetery

Terry Hill Cemetery

The Woods of Choctaw County Cemetery

Thomas Cemetery

Tom White Cemetery

Timber Hill Cemetery

Wade Cemetery

Walker Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery

Wyatt Family Cemetery

Historic Schools in Choctaw County

The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Choctaw County, Oklahoma.

Goodland Mission

Goodwater Choctaw Mission

Pine Ridge Mission

Spencer Academy

Libraries in Choctaw County

Choctaw County Public Library
703 E. Jackson St.
Hugo, OK  74743
Telephone:  (580) 326-5591


Historic Newspaper Archives of Choctaw County

The Hugo Daily News

The Soper Democrat

Additional Genealogy Resources for Choctaw County

Choctaw County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Choctaw County Genealogical Society
703 E. Jackson St.
Hugo, OK  74743

Choctaw County Historical Society
307 North B St.
P.O. Box 577
Hugo, OK 74743

Places to Visit in Choctaw County

While researching your family history in Choctaw County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.

Endangered Ark Foundation

Fort Towson Historic Site

Fort Towson Historical Society Museum

Hugo Frisco Depot Museum

Hugo Lake State Park

The Kiamichi Trace

Mount Olivet Cemetery

Raymond Gary State Park