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Jackson County.

Jackson County, located in southwestern Oklahoma, was named after President Andrew Jackson and Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson.  The county was created in 1907 at statehood, with Altus as the county seat.  The Western Trail cattle route ran through the county in the 1870s, and three railroads were constructed in the early 1900s to serve the county.  The Altus City Reservoir offers camping, fishing and picnic areas.   Altus is also home to Altus Air Force Base, established in 1943.

In 2000, census records showed 28,439 people living in Jackson County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Jackson County including legal records, cemetery records and a genealogy society.  For more information about genealogy in Jackson County, resources are provided below.  

 

Jackson County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Jackson County

Existing Towns in Jackson County

Ghost Towns in Jackson County

Cemeteries in Jackson County

Libraries in Jackson County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Jackson County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Jackson County

Places to Visit in Jackson County

 

Jackson County Courthouse Information

 

Jackson County Courthouse
101 N. Main St.
Altus, OK  73521
Telephone:  (580) 482-4420

Directions:  On the square at Broadway St. & Main St.

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

Jackson County Website: http://www.jacksoncountyok.com/ 

 

Detailed Map of Jackson County

 

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

  

Existing Towns in Jackson County

 

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

 

Altus

Blair

Duke

Eldorado

Elmer

Headrick

Martha

Olustee

   

Ghost Towns in Jackson County

 

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

 

Aaron

Creta

Elmer

Frazer

Friendship

Hess

Navajoe

Yeldell

  

Cemeteries in Jackson County

 

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

 

Aaron Cemetery

Altus Cemetery

Antioch Cemetery

Blair Cemetery

Boggy Cemetery

Carmel Cemetery

Chisum Family
Cemetery

Cottonwood Cemetery

Duke Cemetery

Durham Cemetery

Eldorado Cemetery

Elmer Cemetery

Francis Cemetery

Frazier Cemetery

Frederick Memorial
Cemetery

Headrick Cemetery

Hess Cemetery

Houston Cemetery

Marietta Cemetery

Martha Cemetery

Joel Moseley Gravesite

Navajoe Cemetery

Odema Cemetery

Olustee Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Prairie Hill Cemetery

Railroad Cemetery

Restlawn Memorial Park

Rock Cemetery

Victory Cemetery

Warren Cemetery

 

  

Libraries in Jackson County

 

Altus Public Library
421 N. Hudson
Altus, OK  73521
Telephone:  (580) 477-2890

 

Historic Newspaper Archives of Jackson County

 

Altus Times

Jackson County News

  

Additional Genealogy Resources for Jackson County

 

Jackson County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Western Trails Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 70
Altus, OK  73522

 

Places to Visit in Jackson County

 

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

 

Altus City Park

Altus City Reservoir

Altus Speedway

Museum of the Western Prairie

Greens of Altus

Morgan Doll Museum

Rio Rojo Outfitters