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Coal County in southeast Oklahoma.

Officially formed at statehood in 1907, Coal County was named for the coal mining industry that had supported the local economy since the 1870s.  The county courthouse was built in 1909 in Coalgate, the county seat.  Coal mining was historically the major industry in the area.  In the early 1900s, with the demand for workers in the mines, Coal County’s population grew and the county thrived.   The Coal County Historical & Mining Museum in Coalgate houses mining equipment, tools, photos and artifacts from the area.  The Amish School Auction, Crafts & Antique Show is an annual event organized by Amish families in Coal County.  Antiques, crafts, quilts, livestock and baked goods are some of the items available for purchase. 

In 2000, census records showed 6,031 people living in Coal County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Coal County including legal records, cemetery records and a genealogy society.  For more information about genealogy in Coal County, resources are provided below.  

 

Coal County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Coal County

Existing Towns in Coal County

Ghost Towns in Coal County

Cemeteries in Coal County

Libraries in Coal County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Coal County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Coal County

Places to Visit in Coal County

 

Coal County Courthouse Information

 

Coal County Clerk
3 N. Main St.
Coalgate, OK  74538
Telephone:  (580) 927-2281

Directions:  Main St. and Clay St.

Records available:  Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, civil court and land records from 1901.

 

Detailed Map of Coal County

 

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

 

Existing Towns in Coal County

 

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

 

Bromide

Centrahoma

Clarita

Coalgate

Lehigh

Phillips

Tupelo

 

   

Ghost Towns in Coal County

 

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

 

Cairo

Cottonwood

Globe

Hardwood

Midway

Olney

Parker

 

 

Cemeteries in Coal County

 

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

 

Allen Family Cemetery

Andy Riley Memorial
Cemetery

Boiling Springs
Cemetery

Byrds Prairie Cemetery

Cairo Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery

Center Hill Cemetery

Centrahoma Cemetery

Clarita Amish Cemetery

Coalgate Cemetery

Davis Family Cemetery

Ella Allen Cemetery

Finley Cemetery

Globe Cemetery

Hearrell Cemetery

James Family Cemetery

Keel Family Cemetery

Kelly Cemetery

Kennedy Cemetery

King Family Cemetery

Lehigh Cemetery

Lone Star Cemetery

Lulu Cemetery

Macedonia Cemetery

McCarty Cemetery

Midway Cemetery

Moore Cemetery

Ninas Cemetery

Nixon Cemetery

Occonee Cemetery

Old Lehigh Cemetery

Ott Cemetery

Panther Creek Cemetery

Pine Cemetery

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Round Lake Cemetery

Salt Creek Cemetery

Sealy Cemetery

Smallwood Cemetery

Ward Cemetery

Wardville Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery

Woodmen Cemetery

Worcester Cemetery

Yellow Springs Indian Cemetery

  

Libraries in Coal County

 Coal County Public Library
115 W. Ohio
Coalgate, OK  74538
Telephone:  (580) 927-3103

 

Historic Newspaper Archives of Coal County

 

The Coalgate Courier

Coalgate Record-Register

 

Additional Genealogy Resources for Coal County

 

Coal County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Coal County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 436
Coalgate, OK  74538
Telephone:  (580) 927-1185

Lehigh Historical Society
P.O. Box 297
Lehigh, OK  74556

 

Places to Visit in Coal County

 

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

 

Coal County Historical & Mining Museum

Coalgate City Lake