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Osage County, located in northeastern Oklahoma, is the largest county in the state and is named after the Osage tribe.  Explorers traveled through the county in the early 1800s, and by the mid-1800s, a branch of the Shawnee Trail ran through Osage County.  In 1861, during the Civil War, the Battle of Chustenahlah took place northwest of present-day Skiatook.  The first oil well in Osage County was drilled in 1897, leading to more oil exploration in the county and wealth within the Osage tribe. The Osage Nation Museum is located in Pawhuska and features artifacts from the Osage tribe, as well as displays and archives documenting their history and culture.  Also in Pawhuska, the Osage County Historical Society Museum is located in a train depot and features exhibits of early pioneer and Native American life.  Osage Hills State Park offers camping, cabins and fishing. 

In 2000, census records showed 44,437 people living in Osage County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Osage County including cemetery records and a local genealogy society.  For more information about genealogy in Osage County, resources are provided below. 

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

Osage County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Osage County

Existing Towns in Osage County

Ghost Towns in Osage County

Cemeteries in Osage County

Historic Schools in Osage County

Libraries in Osage County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Osage County

Tribal Nations in Osage County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Osage County

Places to Visit in Osage County

Osage County Courthouse Information

Osage County Clerk
P.O. Box 87
Pawhuska, OK  74056
Telephone:  (918) 287-2615

Directions:  Main & Granview St.

Records available:  County Clerk has land records from 1907. 

Detailed Map of Osage County

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

Existing Towns in Osage County

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













Webb City



Ghost Towns in Osage County

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





Carter Nine



Gray Horse


Little Chief











Wild Horse



Cemeteries in Osage County

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

A.J. Powell Memorial

Albert Cemetery

Avant Cemetery

Barker Cemetery

Beggs Family

Big Elk Cemetery

Bigheart Cemetery

Bighorse Cemetery

Boston Pool Cemetery

Boulanger Cemetery

Burbank Cemetery

Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery

Canville Cemetery

Captain Cemetery

Cedar Creek Cemetery

Chouteau Cemetery

Denoya Cemetery

Drummond Family

Ethel Reece

Fairfax Cemetery

Foraker Cemetery

Grandview Cemetery

Gray Horse Cemetery

Green Acres Memorial Cemetery

Haskell Cemetery

Hellard Cemetery

Hominy Indian Village

Javine Cemetery

Jeremiah Cemetery

Johnny Clare Gravesite

Jones Cemetery

Labadie Cemetery

Lombard Cemetery

Lookout Hill Cemetery

Moore Family Cemetery

Morrell Family Cemetery

Nelagoney Cemetery

Odd Fellows Cemetery

Oilton Christ Fellowship
Church Cemetery

Osage Cemetery

Osage Gardens

Pahsetopah Family

Pappin Cemetery

Pawhuska Cemetery

Perkin Family Cemetery

Phillips Family Mausoleum

Pierce Saint John

Pixley Cemetery

Prairie View Cemetery

Prue Cemetery

Red Eagle Cemetery

Riddle Cemetery

Ridge Family Cemetery

Saint Johns Cemetery

Saint Josephs Cemetery

Saint Louis Catholic School Cemetery

Sho-Kah-Mo-Lah Grave

Sperry Rest Haven

Strikeaxe Cemetery

Sunset Memorial Gardens

Toothman Cemetery

Walker Family Cemetery

Wheeler Cemetery

Whitehorn Cemetery

Historic Schools in Osage County

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

Hillside Mission School

St. John's School

St. Louis School


Libraries in Osage County


Ethel Briggs Memorial Library
410 S. 5th
Barnsdall, OK  74002
Telephone:  (918) 847-2118

Fairfax Public Library
158 E. Elm
Fairfax, OK  74637
Telephone:  (918) 642-5535

Hominy Public Library
121 W. Main
Hominy, OK  74035
Telephone:  (918) 885-4486

Pawhuska Public Library
1801 Lynn Ave.
Pawhuska, OK  74056
Telephone:  (918) 287-3989

Shidler Public Library
N. 4th & Cosden
Shidler, OK  74652
Telephone:  (918) 793-4171


Historic Newspaper Archives of Osage County

Barnsdall County Times

Fairfax Chief

The Hominy News-Republican

Osage County News

Pawhuska Journal Capital

Tribal Nations in Osage County

Osage Nation
627 Grandview
P.O. Box 779
Pawhuska, OK  74056
Telephone:  (918) 287-5398

Additional Genealogy Resources for Osage County

Osage County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Pawhuska Genealogy Society
301 E. 6th
Pawhuska, OK  74056

Places to Visit in Osage County

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

Bigheart Museum

The Bivin Garden

Cha Tullis Gallery

Chief Lookout Memorial & Lookout

Fred Drummond Home

Main Street Oil Well

Marland Service Station Wall of

MKT Depot

Osage County Historical Society

Osage Hills State Park

Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino

Osage Casino (Pawhuska)

Osage Nation Museum

Prairie Rattler Winery

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

White Hair Memorial

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