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Enjoy a B&B experience, as well as gourmet dining, at Echo Canyon.

Murray County, located in south-central Oklahoma, was named for William H. “Alfalfa Bill” Murray, president of the 1906 Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and later governor of Oklahoma.  In 1886, the first railroad was built in the county.  In 1904, Platt National Park was established near Sulphur and featured natural springs with bathhouses and spas.  Along with nearby Turner Falls, the area became a tourist destination.  Platt National Park is now known as the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, which borders the Lake of the Arbuckles.  The Sulphur Historical Museum in Sulphur includes memorabilia and artifacts, as well as genealogical records.  Also in Sulphur, the Chickasaw Cultural Center explores the history and culture of the Chickasaw Nation.

In 2000, census records showed 12,623 people living in Murray County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Murray County including legal records, cemetery records and a local historical society.  For more information about genealogy in Murray County, resources are provided below.

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

Murray County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Murray County

Existing Towns in Murray County

Ghost Towns in Murray County

Cemeteries in Murray County

Historic Schools in Murray County

Libraries in Murray County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Murray County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Murray County

Places to Visit in Murray County

Murray County Courthouse Information

Murray County Clerk
P.O. Box 240
Sulphur, OK  73086
Telephone:  (580) 622-3777

Directions:  On Wyandotte Ave. & W. 10th St.

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

Murray County Website: http://www.murrayok.com/

Detailed Map of Murray County

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

Existing Towns in Murray County

While researching your family history in Murray County, be sure to visit the following cities located in the area.

Davis

Sulphur

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

Davis

Dougherty

Hickory

Sulphur

Ghost Towns in Murray County

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

Big Canyon

Chigley

Drake

Iona

Pavilion

Scullin

Washita

  

Cemeteries in Murray County

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

Big Canyon Cemetery

Buck Irwin Cemetery

Buckhorn Cemetery

Cunningtubby Cemetery

Dolberg Baptist Church Cemetery

Dougherty Cemetery

Drake-Nebo Cemetery

Five Mile Cemetery

Fletcher Cemetery

Ft. Arbuckle Cemetery

Green Hill Cemetery

Hawkins Family
Cemetery

Hennepin Cemetery

Hickory Cemetery

Horseshoe Ranch
Cemetery

Howell Cemetery

Iona Cemetery

James Cemetery

Lowrance Ranch
Cemetery

Mexican Cemetery

McMennimen Cemetery

Mill Creek Cemetery

Mill Creek
Cemetery (Old)

Myers Family Cemetery

Oaklawn Cemetery
(Sulphur)

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Oak Ridge (Youngblood)
Cemetery

Old Indian Cemetery

Palmer Cemetery

Price Chapel (AKA Sorghum Flat, AKA Strawberry Flat)
Cemetery

Ramer Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery

Salem Presbyterian
(Oak Grove) Cemetery

Sandy Baptist Church
Cemetery

Scullin Cemetery

Shirley Family Cemetery

Swayback Cemetery

Turner Ranch Cemetery

Walnut Cemetery

Wheeler Flats Cemetery

William Taylor Cemetery

Historic Schools in Murray County

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

Big Canyon School

Buckhorn School

Carr Chapel School

Chickasaw Hills School

Chigley School

Colbert School

Crusher School

Davis School

Dougherty School

Drake School

Fairview School

Fletcher School

Goose Nest School

Hickory School

Hoover School

Howard School

Iona School

Joy School

Koller School

Moss School

Nebo School

Oak Grove School

Old Mountain School

Palmer School

Park Schools

Prices Chapel School

Red Oak School

Rock Creek School

Rocky Point School

Scullin School

Sorghum Flat School

Sulphur School

Sunshine School

Valley View School

Woodland School

  

Libraries in Murray County

Davis Public Library
209 E. Benton
Davis, OK  73030
Telephone:  (580) 369-2468

Mary E. Parker Memorial Library
500 W. Broadway
Sulphur, OK  73086
Telephone:  (580) 622-5807

Historic Newspaper Archives of Murray County

The Davis News

Sulphur Times-Democrat

Additional Genealogy Resources for Murray County

Murray County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Arbuckle Historical Society
402 W. Muskogee
Sulphur, OK  73086
Telephone:  (580) 622-2824

Places to Visit in Murray County

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

Arbuckle Historical Society
Museum


Arbuckle Trail Rides

Chickasaw Cultural Center

Chickasaw National Recreation 
Area


Cross Bar Ranch Park

Echo Canyon Spa Resort

Lake of the Arbuckles

The Rusty Nail Winery

Sulphur Gaming Center

Sulphur Historical Museum

Treasure Valley Casino

Turner Falls Park

Veterans Lake

Washita River

Washita Valley Winery