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Named after William Jennings Bryan, a presidential candidate and contributor to the 1907 Oklahoma Constitution, Bryan County is located in southern Oklahoma.  Fort Washita, founded in 1842, and Fort McCulloch, founded in 1862, were early military posts in the county. Today, the Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum near Durant is open to visitors for a glimpse at Oklahoma’s military history.  Known as the “Magnolia Capitol of Oklahoma,” Durant hosts the annual Magnolia Festival.  The capitol of the Choctaw nation is located in Durant, and the Choctaw Casino Resort located there features a hotel, gaming, dining and more.  

In 2000, census records showed 36,534 people living in Bryan County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Bryan County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Bryan County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, the county courthouse address, a detailed map of the county and a list of cemeteries located within the county. 

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

Bryan County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Bryan County

Existing Towns in Bryan County


Ghost Towns in Bryan County

Cemeteries in Bryan County

Historic Schools in Bryan County

Libraries in Bryan County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Bryan County

Tribal Nations in Bryan County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Bryan County

Places to Visit in Bryan County

Bryan County Courthouse Information

Bryan County Courthouse
402 W. Evergreen
Durant, OK  74701
Telephone:  (580) 924-1446

Directions:  Corner of Evergreen and 4th St.

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

Detailed Map of Bryan County

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

Existing Towns in Bryan County

While researching your family history in Bryan County, be sure to visit Durant, the largest city in the area.  Other towns located in present day Bryan County, Oklahoma include:

Achille

Armstrong

Bennington

Bokchito

Caddo

Calera

Colbert

Durant

Hendrix

Kemp

Kenefic

Mead

Silo

 Ghost Towns in Bryan County

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

Academy

Adams

Albany

Allison

Banty

Barry

Barwick

Blue

Brown

Burse

Cade

Cartwright

Cobb

Finchtown

Hatsboro

Jackson

Kiersey

Lake West

Liberty

Matoy

Midland

New Allison

New Oberlin

Oberlin

Olive

Paucaunla

Pirtle

Platter

Pickwick

Pritchard

Romia

Roberta

Rock Springs

Sand Point

Smith-Lee

Staley

Ury

Utica

Wade

Wasseta

Weeks

Westlake

Yarnaby

Yuba

Cemeteries in Bryan County

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

12 Mile Prairie Cemetery

Albany Cemetery

Armstrong Academy
Cemetery

Bacon Springs Cemetery

Bennington Cemetery

B F Colbert Family
Cemetery

Bloomfield Cemetery

Blue Branch Cemetery

Bohanan-Veach
Cemetery

Bokchito Cemetery

Brackett Cemetery

Brown Cemetery

Burney Cemetery

Burris Cemetery

Calera Cemetery

Center Hill Church
Cemetery

Chickasaw Indian Burial
Ground

Chishoktak Cemetery

Cigger Hill Cemetery

Colbert Cemetery

Colbert Eastside Cemetery

Colbert Family Cemetery

Condon Grove Cemetery

Confederate Cemetery

Cox Chapel Cemetery

Double Springs Cemetery

Durant Cemetery

Folsom Cemetery

Folsom Family Cemetery

Fort Washita Confederate Cemetery

Fort Washita Post Cemetery

Franklin Cemetery

Garden of Memory
Cemetery

Gardner Cemetery

Garner Family Cemetery

Gethsemane Cemetery

Harrison Cemetery

Highland Cemetery

Highland Park Cemetery

Hillview Cemetery

Hunter Cemetery

Hunter Springs Cemetery

Impson Family Cemetery

Jackson Cemetery

Johnson Family Cemetery

Jones Cemetery

Julius Cemetery

Keffer Cemetery

Kemp Cemetery (Old)

Kemp Cemetery

Kemp-Reynolds Cemetery

Krause Cemetery

Labors Cemetery

Love Cemetery

Matoy Cemetery

McCarley Cemetery

McGee Springs Cemetery

McClish-Alberson
Cemetery

McClure Cemetery

Mead Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery

Nail Cemetery (Blue)

Nail Cemetery (Kenefic)

Oak Grove Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery

Old Allison Cemetery

Old Bennington Presbyterian Church

Old Church Cemetery

Old Indian Cemetery

Old Kemp Cemetery

Old Philadelphia Cemetery

Overland Stage Station Cemetery

Philadelphia Cemetery

Phillips Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery

Platter Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Post Cemetery

Restland Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery

Rosewood Cemetery

Sandy Cemetery

Silo Restland Cemetery

Skaggs Cemetery

Spring Hill Cemetery

Sulphur Spings Cemetery

Thompson Cemetery

Wade Cemetery

White Sands Cemetery

Willis Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery

Wolf Creek Cemetery

Yarbrough Cemetery

Yarnaby Cemetery 

  

Historic Schools in Bryan County

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

Armstrong Academy

Bloomfield Academy

Robert E. Lee School

Roberta School

Libraries in Bryan County

Bryan County Genealogy Library & Archives, Inc.
P.O. Box 153
Calera, OK  74730
Telephone:  (580) 434-5848

Donald W. Reynolds Library
1515 W. Main St
Durant, OK  74701
Telephone:  (580) 924-3486

Historic Newspaper Archives of Bryan County

Bokchito News

Caddo Herald

Durant Weekly

 Tribal Nations in Bryan County

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
529 N 16th
Durant, OK  74702
Telephone:  (580) 924-8280

Additional Genealogy Resources for Bryan County

Bryan County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Bryan County Heritage Association
203 N McKinley
Calera, OK  74730
Telephone:  (580) 434-5848

Places to Visit in Bryan County

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

Choctaw Casino Resort

Fort Washita Historic Site & Museum

Three Valley Museum