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Cleveland County was formed after the 1889 Land Run as part of Oklahoma Territory and was named after President Grover Cleveland.  The county seat, Norman, was also established at that time.  Early travel routes included the Arbuckle Trail, an early cattle trail in Cleveland County that connected to the Chisholm Trail and the Kansas Southern Railway, which was completed in 1887.  Cleveland County is home to many great attractions including Lake Thunderbird State Park, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

In 2000, census records showed 208,016 people living in Cleveland County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Cleveland County including legal records, cemetery records and a genealogy society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Cleveland County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, the county courthouse address and a detailed map of the county.  

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

Cleveland County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Cleveland County

Existing Towns in Cleveland County

Ghost Towns in Cleveland County

Cemeteries in Cleveland County

Libraries in Cleveland County

Newspaper Archives of Cleveland County

Add'l Resources for Cleveland County

Places to Visit in Cleveland County

Cleveland County Courthouse Information

Cleveland County Clerk
201 S. Jones
Norman, OK  73069
Telephone:  (405) 366-0240

Directions:  Peters Ave. and Eufaula St.

Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records; County Clerk has land records from 1889, some discharge records, physicians' licenses, final receipts, federal and state tax liens and judgements.

Cleveland County Website: http://www.ccok.us/

Detailed Map of Cleveland County

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

Existing Towns in Cleveland County

While researching your family history in Cleveland County, be sure to visit Moore and Norman, which are city hubs located in the area. The following towns and cities are located in present day Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

Etowah

Hall Park

Lexington

Linden

Moore

Noble

Norman

Slaughterville

  

Ghost Towns in Cleveland County

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

Box

Corbett

Denver

Franklin

Helsel

Higbee

Little Axe

Maguire

Stella

   

Cemeteries in Cleveland County

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

Absentee Shawnee Tribal Cemetery

Adkins Family Cemetery

Banner Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery

Blackburn Cemetery

Blanchard Family
Cemetery

Box Cemetery

Chappel Hill Cemetery

Corbett Cemetery

Denver Cemetery

Dripping Springs
Cemetery

Emanuel Memory Garden

Evergreen Burial Park

Fairview Maguire
Cemetery

Fairview Robinson
Cemetery

Falls Cemetery

Friendly Church Cemetery

Friendship Cemetery

Gibson Family Cemetery

Heritage Burial Park

Hillside Cemetery

Holsonbake Cemetery

Independence Cemetery
(Norman)

Independence Cemetery (Noble)

Kear Memorial Cemetery

Knoles Cemetery

Lexington Cemetery

Lilac Hill Cemetery

Little Axe Family
Cemetery

Little Axe Tribal Cemetery

Maguire-Fairview
Cemetery

McGuire-Fairview
Cemetery

Moore Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery

Noble IOOF Cemetery

Norman IOOF Cemetery

Pilgrims Rest Cemetery

Pogue Family Cemetery

Red Oak Cemetery

Resthaven Gardens Cemetery

Rock Creek Road Cemetery

Rose Family Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery

St. John's Cemetery

St. Joseph Catholic
Cemetery

Sanford Family Cemetery

Schwartz Cemetery

Shiloh Cemetery

Smith Cemetery

Springhill Cemetery

Stella Cemetery

Sunset Memorial Park

Ten Mile Flat

Warren Cemetery

White Family Cemetery

Williams Family Cemetery

Willow View Cemetery

Wilson Family Cemetery

   

Libraries in Cleveland County

Moore Public Library
225 S. Howard
Moore, OK  73160
Telephone:  (405) 793-5100

Noble Public Library
204 N. 5th
Noble, OK  73068
Telephone:  (405) 872-5713

Norman Public Library
225 N. Webster
Norman, OK  73069
Telephone:  (405) 701-2600

  

Historic Newspaper Archives of Cleveland County

Cleveland County Leader

The Lexington Sun

The Moore Enterprise

Norman Transcript

Additional Genealogy Resources for Cleveland County

Cleveland County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 6176
Norman, OK  73070
Telephone:  (405) 329-9180

Cleveland County Historical Society

Places to Visit in Cleveland County

  

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

Campus Corner

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Lake Thunderbird State Park

Moore-Lindsay House Historical
Museum


National Weather Center

Riverwind Casino

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Timberlake Rose Rock Gallery & Museum

The University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Athletics