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The Oklahoma State Capitol building is a showcase for magnificent art.

Oklahoma County is located in central Oklahoma.  In the early 1800s, explorers and traders traveled through the area.  Even before the 1889 Land Run, the Southern Kansas Railway was established in Oklahoma County.  At statehood in 1907, Guthrie was chosen as the state capital.  However, in 1910, state residents voted to move the capital to Oklahoma City.  The Oklahoma State Capitol Building was completed in 1917.  In the early 1900s, the county economy grew and prospered, with expanding manufacturing, agriculture and oil and gas industries. There are many worthwhile museums in Oklahoma County, including the Oklahoma History Center and its extensive research library, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the Edmond Historical Society & Museum.

In 2000, census records showed 660,448 people living in Oklahoma County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Oklahoma County.  

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

Oklahoma County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Oklahoma County

Existing Towns in Oklahoma County

Ghost Towns in Oklahoma County

Cemeteries in Oklahoma County

Historic Schools in Oklahoma County

Libraries in Oklahoma County

Newspaper Archives of Oklahoma County

Add'l Resources for Oklahoma County

Places to Visit in Oklahoma County

Oklahoma County Courthouse Information

Oklahoma County Clerk
320 Robert S. Kerr, Room 105
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
Telephone:  (405) 270-0082

Directions:  Park Ave. & Hudson.

Records available:  County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1890.

Oklahoma County Website: http://www.oklahomacounty.org/

Detailed Map of Oklahoma County

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

Existing Towns in Oklahoma County

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

Arcadia

Edmond

Midwest City

Oklahoma City

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

Arcadia

Bethany

Choctaw

Del City

Edmond

Forest Park

Harrah

Jones

Lake Aluma

Luther

Midwest City

Nichols Hills

Nicoma Park

Oklahoma City

Smith Village

Spencer

The Village

Valley Brook

Warr Acres

Woodlawn Park

Ghost Towns in Oklahoma County

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

Douglas City

Garnetville

Glenwood

Gumbo Pit

Witcher

Cemeteries in Oklahoma County

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

All Souls Church
Columbarium

Allen Cemetery

Arbuckle Cemetery

Arlington Memory
Gardens

Bethany Cemetery

Britton Cemetery

Chapel Hill Memorial
Gardens

Chappel Hill Cemetery

Chase Hill Memorial
Gardens

Chitwood Cemetery

Christner Cemetery

Christ the King Catholic
Church Cemetery

Clear Springs Mashak Cemetery

Coles Garden

Czech National Cemetery

Dalrymple Cemetery

Donnell Cemetery

East View Cemetery

Elmwood (AKA Choctaw,
AKA Walker) Cemetery

Emanuel Synagogue
Cemetery

Evangelical Lutheran
Cemetery

Ewing Cemetery
(Spencer)

Ewing Cemetery
(Oklahoma City)

Fairlawn Cemetery

Ferrell Community
Cemetery

German Family Cemetery

Genzer Cemetery

Golkey Family Cemetery

Gower Cemetery

Gracelawn Cemetery

Greenleaf Cemetery

Harrah (AKA Memory Lane) Cemetery

Hebrew Cemetery

Hediger Cemetery

Heritage Burial Park

Hillcrest Memory
Gardens

Immaculate Conception
Cemetery

IOOF Cemetery (Arcadia)

Jager Cemetery

Jones (AKA IOOF Jones) Cemetery

Kansas School Cemetery

Kingfisher Cemetery

Kolb Cemetery

Kuhlman Cemetery

Lillard Cemetery

Lockridge Cemetery

Luther (AKA Valley View) Cemetery

Lyon Cemetery

Martin Cemetery

Mary Lyons Methodist
Cemetery

McGarey's Cemetery

Memorial Cemetery

Memorial Park Cemetery

Memory Lane Cemetery (Harrah)

Mountain Valley
Cemetery

Myers Cemetery

Nacoma Park

New Hope Church
Cemetery

North Belle Isle
Cemetery

Nosey Cemetery

Oaklawn (AKA Mount Moriah) Memorial
Gardens

Oakwood Cemetery

OKC Mortuary Service Cemetery

Oklahoma Cemetery

Oklahoma State Prison Cemetery

Oklahoma (AKA Union Soldiers) Veterans
Cemetery

Olive Hill Cemetery

Our Ladys Cathedral

Peaceful Acres
Cemetery

Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (Newalla)

Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (Oklahoma City)

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Pleasant Oaks Cemetery

Pleasant Valley Cemetery

Pogue Cemetery

Resthaven Gardens
Cemetery

Resurrection Memorial Cemetery

Reunion Cemetery

Riverside Gardens
Cemetery

Rogan Cemetery

Rose Hill Burial Park

Saint Josephs Cemetery

Saint Luke's Cemetery

Saint Martin's Cemetery

Saint Mary's Cemetery

Saint Paul Baptist
Cemetery

Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church Cemetery

Saint Teresa's Cemetery

Schwartz Cemetery

Spigner Cemetery

Spring Creek Memorial
(AKA Benge) Cemetery

Summit Ridge (AKA Mount Carmel) Cemetery

Sunny Lane Cemetery

Sunset Park Cemetery

Sweat Cemetery

Temple B'nai Israel
Cemetery

Tillman Cemetery

Trice Hill Cemetery

Tudor Cemetery

Valley Cemetery

Veterans Cemetery

Waterloo Cemetery

Wheatland Cemetery

Wheeler Grove Cemetery

Whisler Cemetery

Witcher (AKA Moore /Piper/Pogue) 
Cemetery

Worley Cemetery

Wright
(AKA Ewing) Cemetery

 

Historic Schools in Oklahoma County

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

Bethany High School

John Carroll High School

Culbertson School

West Oak School

Council Grove School

Lee Elementary School

Luther School

Oak Grove School

Our Lady's School

Sacred Heart School

Shields Heights Grade School

St. Joseph's School

Libraries in Oklahoma County

OHS Research Center
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
(405) 522-5225

Bethany Library
3510 N. Mueller
Bethany, OK  73008
Telephone:  (405) 789-8363

Choctaw Library
2525 N. Muzzy
Choctaw, OK  73020
Telephone:  (405) 390-8418

Del City Library
4509 SE 15th
Del City, OK  73115
Telephone:  (405) 672-1377

Edmond Library
10 S. Boulevard
Edmond, OK  73034
Telephone:  (405) 341-9282

Harrah Library
1930 N. Church
Harrah, OK  73045
Telephone:  (405) 454-2001

Jones Library
111 E. Main
Jones, OK  73049
Telephone:  (405) 399-5471

Elizabeth Threatt Luther Library
310 NE 3rd
Luther, OK  73054
Telephone:  (405) 277-9967

Midwest City Library
8143 E. Reno
Midwest City, OK  73110
Telephone:  (405) 732-4828

Nicoma Park Library
2240 Overholser
Nicoma Park, OK  73066
Telephone:  (405) 769-9452

Belle Isle Library
5501 N. Villa
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
Telephone:  (405) 843-9601

Capitol Hill Library
334 SW 26th
Oklahoma City, OK  73109
Telephone:  (405) 634-6308

Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
Telephone:  (405) 424-1437

Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library
300 Park Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
Telephone:  (405) 231-8650

Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker
Oklahoma City, OK  73139
Telephone:  (405) 631-4468

Wright Library
2101 Exchange Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73108
Telephone:  (405) 235-5035

The Village Library
10307 N. Pennsylvania
The Village, OK  73120
Telephone:  (405) 755-0710

Warr Acres Library
5901 NW 63rd
Warr Acres, OK  73132
Telephone:  (405) 721-2616

Historic Newspaper Archives of Oklahoma County

Arcadia News

The Citizen

Daily Beacon of Capital Hill

The Daily Oklahoman

Edmond Sun-Democrat

Luther Register

Oklahoma City Oil Journal

Oklahoma City Times

Oklahoma County News

The Orphans Record

  

Additional Genealogy Resources for Oklahoma County

Oklahoma County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Edmond Genealogical Society
431 S. Boulevard
P.O. Box 1984
Edmond, OK  73083

Spencer Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 394
Spencer, OK  73084


Oklahoma County Assessor 1905 Plat Maps Showing Original Homesteaders

Boone Township 1905 Plat Map

Britton Township 1905 Plat Map

Cass Township 1905 Plat Map

Choctaw Township 1905 Plat Map

Council Grove Township 1905 Plat Map

Crutcho 1905 Township Plat Map

Deep Fork 1905 Township Plat Map

Deer Creek 1905 Township Plat Map

Dewey 1905 Township Plat Map

Edmond 1905 Plat Map

Elk Township 1905 Plat Map

Greely Township 1905 Plat Map

Hartzell Township 1905 Plat Map

Lincoln Township 1905 Plat Map

Luther Township 1905 Plat Map

Mustang Township 1905 Plat Map

Oklahoma Township 1905 Plat Map

Pottawatomie Township 1905 Plat Map

Spring Creek Township 1905 Plat Map

Springer Township 1905 Plat Map 

Places to Visit in Oklahoma County

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

1889 Territorial Schoolhouse

45th Infantry Division Museum

99s Museum of Women Pilots

American Banjo Museum

Armstrong Auditorium

ASA National Softball
Hall of Fame &Museum


Bricktown Entertainment District

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Edmond Historical Society &
Museum


Gaylord-Pickens
Oklahoma Heritage Center


Harn Homestead & 1889ers Museum

Historic Stockyards City

Jim Thorpe Museum & Oklahoma
Sports Hall of Fame

Major Charles B. Hall Memorial Air
Park

Museum of Osteology

National Cowboy & Western Heritage
Museum


Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Oklahoma City National Memorial &
Museum


Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Basketball

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden

Oklahoma Firefighters Museum

Oklahoma Governor's Mansion

Oklahoma History Center

Oklahoma Railway Museum

Oklahoma State Capitol

Overholser Mansion

Paseo Arts District

Red Earth Museum

Round Barn