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Ataloa Lodge Museum preserves American Indian art and culture.

Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Muskogee County was named for the Muscogee (Creek) tribe.  In the early 1700s, French explorers and traders traveled along the area’s large rivers.  Fort Gibson, the first army post in Indian Territory, was established in Muskogee County in 1824.  The first railroad was built in Muskogee County in 1871 and more railroads followed, leading to new towns being formed.  In Muskogee, the Five Civilized Tribes Museum features exhibits detailing the history of the tribes.  Also in Muskogee, the Three Rivers Museum outlines the rich history of the area, where the Arkansas, Verdigris and Grand rivers meet.  The Fort Gibson Historic Site features exhibits and living history programs detailing the history of the fort. 

In 2000, census records showed 69,451 people living in Muskogee County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Muskogee County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society.  For more information about genealogy in Muskogee County, resources are provided below. 

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

Muskogee County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Muskogee County

Existing Towns in Muskogee County

Ghost Towns in Muskogee County

Cemeteries in Muskogee County

Historic Schools in Muskogee County

Libraries in Muskogee County

Historic Archives of Muskogee County

Add'l Resources for Muskogee County

Places to Visit in Muskogee County

  

Muskogee County Courthouse Information

Muskogee County Clerk
P.O. Box 2307
Muskogee, OK  74402
Telephone:  (918) 682-9601

Directions:  N. 5th & W. Okmulgee.

Records available:  Court Clerk has marriage records from 1890, divorce, probate, civil court records from 1907, criminal or felony records from 1940; County Clerk has land records. 

Detailed Map of Muskogee County

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

Existing Towns in Muskogee County

While researching your family history in Muskogee County, be sure to visit the following cities located in the area.

Fort Gibson

Muskogee

The following towns and cities are located in present day Muskogee County, Oklahoma.

Boynton

Braggs

Council Hill

Fort Gibson

Haskell

Muskogee

Oktaha

Porum

Summit

Taft

Wainwright

Warner

Webbers Falls

Ghost Towns in Muskogee County

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

Aligan

Beland

Bennett

Briartown

Chase

Crekola

Fawling

Fort Davis

Grandview

Gritts

Harris

Hereford

Jamesville

Lee

Martin

Mclain

Nickolson

Ridge

River Bottom

Sand Hills

Sawokla

Simms

Sour John

Starvilla

Twine

Vann

Webster

Wellington

Wybark

Yahola

Cemeteries in Muskogee County

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

Agency Cemetery

Agnew Cemetery

Anderson Bottoms
(Pierce) Cemetery

Anderson Cemetery

Autrey Cemetery

Bacone Cemetery

Bayou-Manard
Cemetery

Beaver Cemetery

Belle Starr Grave

Bennett Cemetery

Blackjack Cemetery

Blackstone Cemetery

Booker T. Washington Cemetery

Bowen (AKA Bradshaw)
Cemetery

Boynton Cemetery

Brassfield Cemetery

Brewer Cemetery

Briartown Cemetery

Brown Cemetery

Brushy Mountain
Cemetery

Butler Creek Cemetery

Cane-Creek Cemetery

Charles Cemetery

Chisum Family
Cemetery

Citizens Cemetery

Clark Cemetery

Colbert Family
Cemetery

Coleman Cemetery

Collins Cemetery

Coody Creek Cemetery

Council Hill Cemetery

Cramp Cemetery

Crapo Cemetery

Crossland Cemetery

Crossland Cemetery
(Webbers Falls)

Davis Cemetery

Doyle Cemetery

Durant Cemetery

Eckert Cemetery

Elm Grove Cemetery

Fields (AKA Starvilla)
Cemetery

Filmore Cemetery

Floral Haven Cemetery

Foreman Cemetery

Fort Gibson National
Cemetery

Fort Mason Cemetery

Four Mile Cemetery

Friday Cemetery

Frozen Rock Cemetery

George Town Cemetery

Gibson Cemetery

Gibson Cemetery
(Fort Gibson)

Girty Cemetery

Grayson Cemetery

Greenhill Cemetery

Greenlawn Cemetery

Griffin-Hayes Cemetery

Gritts Cemetery

Gum Springs Cemetery

Hammer Cemetery

Hanks Family Cemetery

Harding Memorial (AKA
Lowes Cemetery)

Hardy Memorial
Cemetery

Harjo Burial Site

Harmon Family Cemetery

Harnage Cemetery

Harris Cemetery

Harris Family Cemetery

Haskell Cemetery

Hefley Cemetery

Hilderbrand Cemetery

Hopewell Cemetery

Howland Cemetery

Jacob Morey Cemetery

Jennings Cemetery

Jimerson Cemetery

John Martin Grave

Jones Cemetery

Kyle Cemetery

Lee Cemetery

Lee Family Cemetery

Linder (Menard)
Cemetery

Lowrey Cemetery

Marshall Cemetery

McClure Cemetery

McFarland Family
Cemetery

McLain Cemetery

Memorial Park Cemetery

Menard Cemetery

Middleton Cemetery

Middleton Chapel
Cemetery

Minegan Cemetery

Mount Bethel Cemetery

Mount Zion Cemetery

Murphy Family Cemetery

Muskogee Cemetery

Muskrat Cemetery

New Hope Cemetery (Oktaha)

New Hope Cemetery

New Hope Cemetery (Muskogee)

O'Dell Family Cemetery

Oktaha Cemetery

Oktaha Community Cemetery

Old Markham Ranch Cemetery

Old Union Agency Cemetery

Peters Chapel Cemetery

Phillips Cemetery

Phyllis Cemetery

Plainview Cemetery

Plunkett and J. Smith
Cemetery

Pope Chapel Cemetery

Red Hill Cemetery

Reece Cemetery

Reese Family Cemetery

Rock Grove Cemetery

Sam Cemetery

Scales Cemetery

Sevier Cemetery

Smith Family Cemetery

Snake Girty Cemetery

South Bethel Cemetery

South Bethel East Cemetery

Starnes Cemetery

Starr Cemetery

Starr Family Cemetery

Stroy Walker Woodard Cemetery

Taft Cemetery

Taylor Cemetery

Three Rivers Cemetery

Toney Family Cemetery

Vann Cemetery

Vann Cemetery (Webbers Falls)

Vann/Lynch Cemetery

Vaught Cemetery

Vore Cemetery

Walker Cemetery (Braggs)

Walker Cemetery (Ft. Gibson)

Warner Memorial Cemetery

West Family Cemetery

White Cemetery

Wilkerson Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery (Branch)

Wilson Girty Cemetery

Woodall Cemetery

Yahola Cemetery

Historic Schools in Muskogee County

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

Benge School

Boynton School

Briartown School

Brushy Mountain School

Buck Horn School

Council Hill School

Dubois School

Elm Grove School

Fairview School

Frozen Rock School

Harris School

Heff School

Hickory Ridge School

Hill Dale School

Jobe School

Keefton School

Lone Star School

Mountain View School

New Hope School

Oak Grove School

Popes Chapel School

Pumpkin Center School

Sally Brown School

Sequoyah School

Sims School

Sunny Slope School

Valley Summit School

Zore School

Libraries in Muskogee County

Q.B. Boydstun Library
201 E. South Ave.
Fort Gibson, OK  74434
Telephone:  (918) 478-3587

Rieger Memorial Library
116 N. Broadway
Haskell, OK  74436
Telephone:  (918) 482-3614

Muskogee Public Library
801 W. Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK  74401
Telephone:  (918) 682-6657

Warner Public Library
207 8th St.
Warner, OK  74469
Telephone:  (918) 463-2363

Historic Newspaper Archives of Muskogee County

Ft. Gibson, Muskogee County News

Muskogee Weekly Phoenix

Additional Genealogy Resources for Muskogee County

Muskogee County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Muskogee County Genealogical Society

Fort Gibson Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box  416
Ft. Gibson, OK
Telephone:  (918) 478-3345

Places to Visit in Muskogee County

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

Ataloa Lodge Museum

Camp Gruber Recreation Area

The Castle of Muskogee

Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson

Citizen's Cemetery

Five Civilized Tribes Museum

Fort Gibson Historic Site & Interpretive
Center


Fort Gibson Lake

Fort Gibson National Cemetery

Greenleaf Lake

Greenleaf State Park

Haskell Lake

Honor Heights Park

J. Paul Getty's First Oil Well Storage Tank

La Harpe's Council Marker

Lavender Hill Farm & Winery

Muscogee Creek Nation Casino

River Country Family Water Park

Three Rivers Museum

Tiger Gallery

U.S.S. Batfish & War Memorial Park

Webbers Falls Historical Museum

Webbers Falls Reservoir