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Carter County, located in south-central Oklahoma, was created in 1907 and named after a prominent Chickasaw and Cherokee Congressman, Charles David Carter.  In the late 1800s and early 1900s, railroads were introduced in Carter County, and they expanded as oil exploration grew.  The oil and gas industry has continued to be important to the growth of Carter County throughout the years.  Lake Murray State Park, Oklahoma’s oldest and largest state park, is located near Ardmore, the county seat of Carter County.  Visitors to Carter County will also enjoy a visit to the Greater Southwest Historical Museum, the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum, beautiful Lake Murray or the Wilson Historical Museum with its expanding genealogical collection. 

In 2000, census records showed 45,621 people living in Carter County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Carter County including legal records, cemetery records and a local historical museum.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Carter County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, a list of ghost towns, the county courthouse address, a detailed map of the county, a list of cemeteries located within the county, library information and more. 

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

Carter County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Carter County

Existing Towns in Carter County

Ghost Towns in Carter County

Cemeteries in Carter County

Libraries in Carter County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Carter County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Carter County

Places to Visit in Carter County

Carter County Courthouse Information 

Carter County Clerk
1st Ave. & B St. SW
Ardmore, OK  73401
Telephone:  (580) 223-8162

Directions:  On the square at 1st Ave. SW and B St. SW.

Carter County Website: http://www.brightok.net/cartercounty/

Detailed Map of Carter County 

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

Existing Towns in Carter County

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

Ardmore

Dickson

Gene Autry

Healdton

Lone Grove

Ratliff City

Springer

Tatums

Wilson

   

Ghost Towns in Carter County

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

Alpers

Akers Township

Baum

Bayou Bridge

Berwyn (Now Gene Autry)

Boland

Bratcher

Brock

Brook

Burton

Caldwell Hill

Carter Seminary

Chargis

Cheek

Clark

Clemscot

Cobalt

Cobalt Junction

County Line

Crinerville

Deese

Dillard

Downward Spur

Dresden

Dripping Springs

Druitt

Durwood

Elk

Eolian

Fox

Freeo

Gap

Gaspurs

Glenn

Graham

Gypsy

Hewitt

Homer

Hoxbar

Joiner

Keeler

Keller

Loam

Lou

Maurice

McMan

Milo

Monk

Mulkey

Nellda

New Wilson

Newport

Oil City

Old Scott

Otterville

Pike City

Pooleville

Port

Post Oak

Prairie Spur

Pruitt City

Pruitt

Provence

Reck

Rexroat

Sand Point

Sand Pit

Sneed

Staunton

Tiff

Tussy

Unbria

Wheeler

Wirt

Woodford

Wyatt

Yellow Hills

Zaneis

  

Cemeteries in Carter County

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

Abramville Cemetery

Ardmore Airpark Cemetery

Bailey Cemetery

Baxter Family Cemetery

Berwyn/Gene Autry
Cemetery

Big Branch Cemetery

Blackjack Cemetery

Bomar Point Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery

Camp Family Cemetery

Chaggar Cemetery

Cheek Cemetery

Cheek Love Cemetery

Clearview Cemetery

Cobb Cemetery

Cole Cemetery

Concord Cemetery

Crinerville Cemetery

Croskell Cemetery

Forty Oaks Family
Cemetery

Freeo Cemetery

Gaines Cemetery

Glenn Cemetery

Goddard Cemetery

Graham Cemetery

Grant Cemetery

Hardy Cemetery

Harris Cemetery

Healdton Cemetery

Henderson Cemetery

Hewitt Cemetery

Hickory Cemetery

Hickory Indian Cemetery

Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery

Hutchins Cemetery

Jehovah Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery

Johnson Family Ragtown Cemetery

Keller Cemetery

Levy Cemetery

Lone Cedar Cemetery

Lone Grove Cemetery

Lone Grove West Memorial Cemetery

Maxwell-Woods Cemetery

McAlister Cemetery

McKown Cemetery

McLaughlin Cemetery

Milo Cemetery

Monk Cemetery

Mount Olive Cemetery

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Mount Zion Cemetery

Nelda Cemetery

Newport Cemetery

Norris Chapel Cemetery

Oil Spring Cemetery
(Tatums)

Oil Springs Cemetery (Healdton)

Old Berwyn Dillon Cemetery

Old Healdton Cemetery

Old McAlister Cemetery

Peck Cemetery

Phillips Cemetery

Poarch Cemetery

Pooleville Cemetery

Porter Indian Cemetery

Prairie View Cemetery

Provence Cemetery

Pruitt Cemetery

Ratliff City Cemetery

Reck Cemetery

Rice Cemetery

Rich Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery

St. Mary's Cemetery

Smith Cemetery

Smyrna Cemetery

Speake Cemetery

Springer Cemetery

Taliaferro Family Cemetery

Tatums Cemetery

Thomas Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery

Wilson Creek Cemetery

Woodford Cemetery

Young Cemetery

   

Libraries in Carter County

Carter County Genealogical Library
35 Sunset Drive
Ardmore, OK  73401
Telephone:  (580) 226-1247

Ardmore Public Library
320 E St. NW
Ardmore, OK  73401
Telephone:  (580) 223-8290

Healdton Community Library
18 S. 4th
Healdton, OK  73438
Telephone:  (580) 229-0590

Wilson Public Library
1087 U.S. Highway 70-A
Wilson, OK  73463
Telephone:  (580) 668-2486 

Historic Newspaper Archives of Carter County

The Daily Ardmoreite

Healdton Herald

State Herald Ardmore

Additional Genealogy Resources for Carter County

Carter County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Carter County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1326
Ardmore, OK  73402

Places to Visit in Carter County

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

Black Gold Casino

Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum

Gold Mountain Casino

Greater Southwest Historical Museum

Healdton Oil Museum

Lake Murray

Lake Murray State Park

Lake Murray State Park Golf Course

Lake Murray Water Sports & Mini-Golf

Wilson Historical Museum