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Tillman County, located in southwestern Oklahoma, was created at statehood in 1907.  Early explorers in the area included Randolph B. Marcy, who led an expedition in search of the headwaters of the Red River in 1852.  In 1901, the first railroad was built in the county.  The St. Louis and San Francisco Railway connected Tillman County to Texas near Davidson.  In Frederick, the Pioneer Heritage Townsite Center features restored buildings from the 1920s, while Lake Frederick offers campsites, fishing and hiking. 

In 2000, census records showed 9,287 people living in Tillman County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Tillman County including legal records, cemetery records and a local historical society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Tillman County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, a list of ghost towns, the county courthouse address, a detailed map of the county, library information and a list of cemeteries located within the county.  A list of places to visit in Tillman County is also provided for visitors to the area. 

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

Tillman County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Tillman County

Existing Towns in Tillman County

Ghost Towns in Tillman County

Cemeteries in Tillman County

Libraries in Tillman County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Tillman County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Tillman County

Places to Visit in Tillman County

Tillman County Courthouse Information

Tillman County Clerk
P.O. Box 992
Frederick, OK  73542
Telephone:  (580) 335-3023

Directions:  On the square at Main St. & Gladstone Ave.

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

Tillman County Website: http://tillmancounty.org/

Detailed Map of Tillman County

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

Existing Towns in Tillman County

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

Chattanooga

Davidson

Frederick

Grandfield

Hollister

Loveland

Manitou

Tipton

  

Ghost Towns in Tillman County

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

Diltston

Ernest

Eschiti

Goznell

Grizzle

Hazel

Hurst

Isadore

Jarrell

Kell City

Kennick

Mirage

Nelms

Olds

Parton

Pearson

Quanah

Sanford

Schofield

Siboney

Texowa

Thacker

Tillman

Cemeteries in Tillman County

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

Amyx Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery

Centerview Cemetery

Chattanooga Cemetery

Davidson Cemetery

Dickerson Cemetery

Downs Cemetery

Dunkard Cemetery

Eschiti Cemetery

Eschiti Methodist
Church Cemetery

Frederick Memorial
Cemetery

Frederick Cemetery

Grandfield Memorial
Cemetery

Hackberry Cemetery

Hollister Cemetery

Isadore Cemetery

Loveland Cemetery

Manitou Cemetery

Memorial Cemetery

North Deep Red
Cemetery (Manitou)

North Deep Red
Cemetery (Frederick)

Otter Creek Cemetery

Oxford Cemetery

Rogers Cemetery

Schofield Cemetery

Spring Valley
Cemetery

Tipton Cemetery

Libraries in Tillman County

Frederick Public Library
200 E. Grand
Frederick, OK  73542
Telephone:  (580) 335-3601

Grandfield Public Library
101 W. 2nd
Grandfield, OK  73546
Telephone:  (580) 479-5598

Tipton Municipal Library
P.O. Box 340
Tipton, OK  73570
Telephone:  (580) 667-5268

Historic Newspaper Archives of Tillman County

Hollister McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette

Tillman County News

Additional Genealogy Resources for Tillman County

Tillman County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Tillman County Historical Society
P.O. Box 833
Frederick, OK  73542
Telephone:  (580) 335-5844

Places to Visit in Tillman County

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

The Crawford Collection

Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area

Lake Frederick

Lazy S Ranch

Pioneer Heritage Townsite Center

The Ramona Theatre