Discover Craig County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Craig County was formed at the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and named after Granville Craig, a prominent Cherokee farmer. Mining began in Craig County after the Civil War, and at the turn of the 21st century, coal was still being produced there. Established in 1871, Vinita is Oklahoma’s second-oldest town and the county seat of Craig County. The Eastern Trails Museum in Vinita offers visitors information about American Indian history, as well as train and military artifacts. Vinita is located on Route 66 with many restaurants and attractions along the highway. The annual Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo is held in Vinita and includes barrel racing and bareback bronc riding, among other activities.
In 2000, census records showed 14,950 people living in Craig County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Craig County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogy society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Craig County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, the county courthouse address, a detailed map of the county and a list of cemeteries located within the county.
Craig County Clerk
301 W. Canadian
Vinita, OK 74301
Telephone: (918) 256-2507
Directions: S. Smith & W. Canadian St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage records from 1902, divorce, probate and civil records from 1907; County Clerk has land records.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county or township lines with this detailed map of Craig County.
While researching your family history in Craig County, be sure to visit Vinita, the largest town in the county. The following towns and cities are located in present day Craig County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Craig County or are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past. These towns and cities are commonly referred to as "ghost towns."
The following cemeteries are located in present day Craig County, Oklahoma.
The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Craig County, Oklahoma. Brief information about many of these schools can be found on the Schools Page of the Craig County OkGenWeb site.
Attucks (African-American) School
Banner (African-American) School
Ben Adair (African-American) School
Big Cabin (African-American) School
Blue Hawk School
Booker (African-American) School
Bug Shuffle School
Clear Creek School
Council Grove School
Council Point School
East Anthracite School
Freeman (African-American) School
Grant Mound School
Grove Point School
Happy Hollow School
JJ Breakbill School
Jones Spur School
Mineral Hill School
Notch Mound School
Oak Grove School
Pheasant Hill School
Pleasant Grove School
Pleasant Valley School
Prairie Center School
Prairie Chapel School
Prairie View School
Reese (African-American) School
Riggs Chapel School
Russell Creek School
St Paul (African-American) School
Stony Point School
Timber Hill School
Vinita Public Library
215 W. Illinois
Vinita, OK 74301
Telephone: (918) 256-2115
Craig County Oklahoma Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 484
Vinita, OK 74301
While researching your family history in Craig County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.