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The Philbrook Museum has an impressive collection of international art

Tulsa County, located in northeastern Oklahoma, was created at statehood in 1907.  In the 1700s, French explorers and traders traveled the area, and the 1903 Louisiana Purchase brought American explorers.  The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company was extended to Tulsa County in 1881-82, and other railroads followed.  Oil was discovered in the area in 1901, and it rapidly became an important economic force.  Constructed in 1926, a large portion of Historic Route 66 runs through Tulsa County and its location contributed to the growth of the county.  The Tulsa Historical Society Museum of History houses artifacts and photos of local history.  There are many other world-class museums in Tulsa including the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art and the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.  The Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum features exhibits of the city’s history, as well as genealogical research resources. 

In 2000, census records showed 563,299 people living in Tulsa County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Tulsa County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society.  For more information about genealogy in Tulsa County, resources are provided below.

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

Tulsa County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Tulsa County

Existing Towns in Tulsa County

Ghost Towns in Tulsa County

Cemeteries in Tulsa County

Historic Schools in Tulsa County

Libraries in Tulsa County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Tulsa County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Tulsa County

Places to Visit in Tulsa County

Tulsa County Courthouse Information

Tulsa County Courthouse
500 S. Denver Ave., Room 120
Tulsa, OK  74103
Telephone:  (918) 596-5000

Directions:  On 5th St. at S. Denver.

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

Tulsa County Website: http://www.tulsacounty.org/Tulsacounty/default.aspx

Detailed Map of Tulsa County

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

Existing Towns in Tulsa County

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

Broken Arrow

Jenks

Sand Springs

Tulsa

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

Bixby

Broken Arrow

Collinsville

Glenpool

Jenks

Liberty

Lotsee

Owasso

Sand Springs

Sperry

Tulsa

Ghost Towns in Tulsa County

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

Alsuma

Berryhill

Carbondale

Dawson

Elam

Fisher

Fry

Garden City

Greenwood

Lake

Lynn Lane

Mohawk

North Tulsa

Oakhurst

Posey

Prattville

Red Fork

Rockspur

Shirk

Turley

Union

Wealaka

Weer

   

Cemeteries in Tulsa County

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

Alice Burgess Cemetery

All Saints Cemetery

All Souls Memorial
Cemetery

Annabell Cates
Memorial Cemetery

Antioch Cemetery

Asbury Columbarium
and Prayer Garden

Bartlesville Cemetery

Bixby Cemetery

Blakemore Cemetery

Boston Avenue Methodist Church Columbarium

Burns Family Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery

Captain Cemetery

Charley Cemetery

Chisholm Cemetery

Clinton Oaks (AKA
Red Fork) Cemetery

Crown Hill Cemetery

Dacus Cemetery

Daniel Perryman
Burial Ground 

Elm Creek Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery

Fitzgerald Cemetery

Floral Haven Memorial
Gardens Cemetery

Forest Lawn Cemetery

Forty Acres Family
Cemetery

Fox Family Cemetery

G.A.R. Cemetery

Garden of Hope Cemetery

Garden of the Last
Supper Cemetery

Gilcrease Museum Grounds

Gooden Indian Cemetery

Grace Lutheran Church

Graceland Memorial Park

Grayson-Perryman
Cemetery

Green Acres Memorial
Gardens

Haikey Cemetery

Harlow Cemetery

Hillside Mission Cemetery

John Knox Presbyterian
Church Cemetery

John Zink Ranch

Liberty Community
Cemetery

Lord Cemetery

Marshall Family
Cemetery

McCoy Cemetery

McHenry Family Cemetery

McLain Cemetery

Meadowbrook Cemetery

Memorial Gardens
Cemetery

Memorial Park Cemetery

Memory Chapel Cemetery

Moores Eastlawn
Cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery

Oaklawn (AKA Tulsa
Public) Cemetery

Olympus Cemetery

Osage Gardens
Cemetery

Park Grove Cemetery

Perryman Cemetery

Pleasant Porter Cemetery

Postoak Cemetery

Prairie Gardens Cemetery

Rentie Grove Cemetery

Resthaven Cemetery

Rideau Cemetery

Ridgelawn Cemetery

Rock Creek Cemetery

Rolling Oaks Cemetery

Rose Hill Memorial Park

Roselawn Cemetery

Rosencutter Cemetery

Saint Dunstans Episcopal Church Cemetery

Saint Johns Episcopal
Church Cemetery

Saint Matthews Episcopal Church Cemetery

Saint Pius X Catholic Church

Saint Therese Catholic Cemetery

Sand Springs Cemetery

Sandridge Cemetery

Sanger Cemetery

Settle Cemetery

Skiatook Cemetery

Snake Creek Cemetery

Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church Cemetery

Sperry Cemetery

Spybuck (AKA Skybuck) Cemetery

Summit View Cemetery

Tate Mountain Cemetery

Tiger Bones Cemetery

Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium

Tullahassee Creek Indian Cemetery

Tuskegee Cemetery

Twin Mounds Pioneer
Cemetery

Victory Cemetery

Wealaka Mission Cemetery

Whisenhunt Cemetery

White Chapel Cemetery

White Church Cemetery

Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery

  

Historic Schools in Tulsa County

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

Central High School

Kendall College

Jenks School

Golden Rule School

Union Public School

   

Libraries in Tulsa County

Tulsa County Genealogy Center
8316 E. 93rd St.
Tulsa, OK  74133
Telephone:  (918) 549-7691

Bixby Library
20 E. Breckenridge
Bixby, OK  74008
Telephone:  (918) 366-3397

Broken Arrow Library
300 W. Broadway
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
Telephone:  (918) 251-5359

South Broken Arrow Library
3600 S. Chestnut
Broken Arrow, OK  74011
Telephone:  (918) 451-0002

Collinsville Library
1223 Main
Collinsville, OK  74021
Telephone:  (918) 596-2840

Glenpool Library
730 E. 141st St.
P.O. Box 580
Glenpool, OK  74033
Telephone:  (918) 746-5190

Jenks Library
523 West B St.
Jenks, OK  74037
Telephone:  (918) 746-5180

Owasso Library
103 W. Broadway
Owasso, OK  74055
Telephone:  (918) 591-4566

Charles Page Library
551 E. 4th St.
Sand Springs, OK  74063
Telephone:  (918) 591-4585

Pratt Library
3219 S. 113th W. Ave
Sand Springs, OK  74063
Telephone:  (918) 591-4595

Skiatook Library
316 E. Rogers Blvd.
Skiatook, OK  74070
Telephone:  (918) 596-2830

Judy Z. Kishner Library
10150 N. Cincinnati Ave.
Sperry, OK  74073
Telephone:  (918) 549-7577

Brookside Library
1207 E. 45th Place
Tulsa, OK  74105
Telephone:  (918) 746-5012

Central Library
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK  74103
Telephone:  (918) 596-7977

Hardesty Regional Library
8316 E. 93rd St.
Tulsa, OK  74133
Telephone:  (918) 250-7307

Peggy V. Helmerich Library
5131 E. 91st St.
Tulsa, OK  74137
Telephone:  (918) 596-2466

Herman & Kate Kaiser Library
5202 S. Hudson Ave., Suite B
Tulsa, OK  74135
Telephone:  (918) 499-5400

Kendall-Whittier Library
21 S. Lewis
Tulsa, OK  74104
Telephone:  (918) 596-7303

Martin Regional Library
2601 S. Garnett Rd.
Tulsa, OK  74129
Telephone:  (918) 669-6340

Maxwell Park Library
1313 N. Canton
Tulsa, OK  74115
Telephone:  (918) 669-6055

Nathan Hale Library
6038 E. 23rd St.
Tulsa, OK  74114
Telephone:  (918) 669-6060

Rudisill Regional Library
1520 N. Hartford
Tulsa, OK  74106
Telephone:  (918) 596-7280

Schusterman-Benson Library
3333 E. 32nd Place
Tulsa, OK  74135
Telephone:  (918) 746-5024

Suburban Acres Library
4606 N. Garrison Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74126
Telephone:  (918) 549-7655

Zarrow Regional Library
2224 W. 51st St.
Tulsa, OK  74107
Telephone:  (918) 549-7683

Historic Newspaper Archives of Tulsa County

Bixby News

Broken Arrow Ledger

The Jenks Journal

Tulsa County Obits

Tulsa News

Additional Genealogy Resources for Tulsa County

Tulsa County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Broken Arrow Genealogical Society
400 S. Main St.
Broken Arrow, OK  74012

Owasso Historical Society
103 W. Broadway St.
Owasso, OK  74055
Telephone:  (918) 591-4566

Bixby Historical Society

Tulsa Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 585
Tulsa, OK  74101

Tulsa Historical Society
P.O. Box 521145
Tulsa, OK  74152
Telephone:  (918) 712-9484

Places to Visit in Tulsa County

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

Art Deco Landmarks Walking Tour

Blue Dome Entertainment District

BOK Center

Brady Arts District

Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum

Brookside District

Gilcrease Museum

Greenwood Cultural Center

Harwelden Home

Keystone State Park

Lyon's Indian Store

Mabel B. Little Heritage House Museum

Oklahoma Aquarium

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Owasso Historical Museum

Philbrook Museum of Art

River Spirit Casino

Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park

Tulsa Historical Society Museum of History

Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Tulsa Spirit Tours

Tulsa Zoo