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Located in southeastern Oklahoma, Pittsburg County was named after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Early explorers and traders traveled the area in the 1700s.  In the early 1800s, the Texas Road and part of the California Road were early travel routes in Pittsburg County.  During the Civil War, two Confederate posts were established in the county, Camp Jumper and a camp in Perryville.  In the Battle of Perryville in 1863, Union forces burned the camp and the town.  Coal mining in Pittsburg County began prior to the 1880s and was a major industry in the area.  In McAlester, the Pittsburg County Genealogical and Historical Society Library & Museum features displays of local and mining history and also contains a research and genealogy library.  Arrowhead State Park on Lake Eufaula offers campsites, fishing, water sports and other activities. 

In 2000, census records showed 43,953 people living in Pittsburg County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Pittsburg County including cemetery records and a local genealogical society.  For more information about genealogy in Pittsburg County, resources are provided below.

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

Pittsburg County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Pittsburg County

Existing Towns in Pittsburg County

Ghost Towns in Pittsburg County

Cemeteries in Pittsburg County

Libraries in Pittsburg County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Pittsburg County

Add'l Resources for Pittsburg County

Places to Visit in Pittsburg County

  

Pittsburg County Courthouse Information

Pittsburg County Clerk
115 E. Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, OK  74501
Telephone:  (918) 423-6865

Directions:  On Hwy 31.

Records available: County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1890; County Clerk has land records from 1890. 

Detailed Map of Pittsburg County

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

  

Existing Towns in Pittsburg County

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

Alderson

Ashland

Canadian

Crowder

Haileyville

Hartshorne

Indianola

Kiowa

Krebs

McAlester

Pittsburg

Quinton

Savanna

Ghost Towns in Pittsburg County

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

  

Adamson

Arch

Apelar

Bache

Blanco

Blocker

Bugtussle

Carbon

Chambers

Dow

Featherston

Haywood

Reams

Russelville

Scipio

Simpson

Weathers

Cemeteries in Pittsburg County

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

Adamson Cemetery

Adamson Union Coal
Mine

Alderson Cemetery

Anderson Family
Cemetery

Arch Cemetery

Arpelar Cemetery

Arpoika Ranch
Cemetery

Arrowhead Cemetery

Ash Creek Cemetery

Ashland Cemetery

Baker Cemetery

Bascom Family
Cemetery

Bench Family Cemetery

Blanco Cemetery

Blue Cemetery

Bolling Cemetery

Bower Cemetery

Brushy Creek Baptist
Church Cemetery

Burris Cemetery

Caledonia Cemetery

Canadian Masonic
Cemetery

Carbon Cemetery

Carney Family Cemetery

Carney Family Cemetery (Quinton)

Carney Indian Cemetery

Carson Cemetery

Cearne Family Cemetery

Celestine Cemetery

Central State Hospital
Annex Cemetery

Chambers Cemetery

Choate Prairie Cemetery

Christian Hill Cemetery

Clay Cemetery

Cole Chapel Cemetery

Cole Family Cemetery

Compelube Cemetery

Countz Family Cemetery

Courts Cemetery

Crowder Cemetery

Dansby Chapel Cemetery

Dept. of Corrections
Prison Cemetery

Dorsey Cemetery

Double Springs Cemetery

Dunagan Cemetery

Durant Family Cemetery

Elm Park Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery

Featherston Cemetery

Franklin Cemetery

Gaither Cemetery

Glenn Cemetery

Haile Cemetery

Haileyville Cemetery

Hampton Family
Cemetery

Hancock Family
Cemetery

Harpers Valley Cemetery

Hartshorne Cemetery

Hartshorne Holy Rosary Cemetery

Haywood Cemetery

Hewitt Cemetery

Hickory Grove Cemetery

High Hill Cemetery

High Hill Indian Cemetery
(Bugtussle)

High Hill Indian Cemetery

High Hill Indian
Cemetery #2

High Hill Indian
Cemetery #3

Hoehman Cemetery

Holy Rosary Cemetery

House Family Cemetery

Hugh Low Cemetery

Indian Methodist Church Cemetery

Indianola Cemetery

Isaac King Cemetery

Isom Jefferson Family
Cemetery

Johnson Ranch
Cemetery

Jones Creek Community Cemetery

Jones Family Cemetery

Justin Dedmon Burial Site

Kellogg Family Cemetery

Kemp Cemetery

Kiowa City Cemetery

Legal Cemetery

Lewis Cemetery

Lone Grove Cemetery

Masonic Cemetery

Massey Cemetery

McDougal Cemetery

McDuff Family Cemetery

Memorial Cemetery

Memory Gardens
Cemetery

Miller Family Cemetery

Moncrief Family
Cemetery

Mount Calvary Cemetery

Muse Cemetery

Nace Cemetery

Nail-Cheadle Cemetery

Nixon Cemetery

North McAlester Cemetery

Oak Hill Memorial Park

Old Baker Cemetery

Old Indian Cemetery

Old Choate Cemetery

Palestine Cemetery

Paradise Community
Cemetery

Perteet Family Cemetery

Pine Top Cemetery

Pittsburg Cemetery

Pleasant Valley Cemetery

Pocahontas Cemetery

Pope Family Cemetery

Pryor Cemetery

Pulcher Spring Cemetery

Quinton Family Cemetery

Red Oak Cemetery
(Canadian)

Red Oak Cemetery
(Bache)

Riddle Family Cemetery

Rock Creek Cemetery

Saint Joseph's Catholic Cemetery

Sam Family Cemetery

Sardis Indian Baptist
Church Cemetery

Savanna Cemetery

Sexton Family Cemetery

Shady Grove Cemetery

Simpson Family Cemetery

Smith Cemetery

Snow Family Cemetery

Star Cemetery

Sulphur Cemetery

Tannehill Cemetery

Ti Valley Cemetery

Tipton Ridge Cemetery

Turner McElhaney (AKA Hightower) Cemetery

Ulan Cemetery

Union Chapel Cemetery

Vivian Cemetery

Wade Family Cemetery

Wagon Wheels Cemetery

Ward Springs Cemetery

Watson Family Cemetery

Watts Farm Cemetery

Wesley Family Cemetery

West Liberty Cemetery

White Chimney Cemetery

William Low Family
Cemetery

Willis Cemetery

Woods Cemetery

Zion Baptist Church
Cemetery

Libraries in Pittsburg County

Hartshorne Public Library
720 Pennsylvania Ave.
Hartshorne, OK  74547
Telephone:  (918) 297-2113

McAlester Public Library
401 N. 2nd St.
McAlester, OK  74501
Telephone:  (918) 426-0930

  

Historic Newspaper Archives of Pittsburg County

Hartshorne Sun

McAlester News

The Quinton Pioneer

Additional Genealogy Resources for Pittsburg County

Pittsburg County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Pittsburg County Genealogical & Historical Society
113 E. Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, OK  74501

Places to Visit in Pittsburg County

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

Arrowhead Stables

Arrowhead State Park

Arrowhead State Park Golf Course

Choctaw Casino

Krebs Heritage Museum

Lovera's Italian Grocery

McAlester Scottish Rite Masonic Center

Old Choate House Museum

Pittsburg County Genealogical & Historical Society Library & Museum

Twin Cities Heritage Museum

Whispering Meadows Vineyards & Winery