Discover Le Flore County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
Le Flore County, named after the Le Flore family of the Choctaw tribe, is located in southeastern Oklahoma. In the 18th century, French explorers and traders explored the area and contributed some of the place names that currently exist in the county. Later, U.S. military roads ran through the county, and Fort Coffee was built there in 1834. Many railroads were constructed in Le Flore County in the late 1800s to support the growing coal mining and forestry industries. The Talimena National Scenic Byway winds through the Ouachita National Forest and offers beautiful views, especially during fall when the foliage changes color. Lake Wister State Park offers accommodations and activities.
In 2000, census records showed 48,109 people living in Le Flore County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Le Flore County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogy society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Le Flore County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, the county courthouse address and a detailed map of the county.
Le Flore County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Poteau, OK 74953
Telephone: (918) 647-5738
Directions: Fleener St. & N. Broadway St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage records from 1898, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1907; County Clerk has land records.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Le Flore County.
While researching your family history in Le Flore County, be sure to visit Poteau, the largest town in the county. The following towns and cities are located in present day Le Flore County.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Le Flore 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 Le Flore County, Oklahoma.
Garden of Memories
Gerald Hill Cemetery
The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Le Flore County, Oklahoma.
Arkoma Public Library
Heavener Public Library
Patrick Lynch Public Library
Spiro Public Library
Talihina Public Library
Wister Public Library
Poteau Valley Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 1031
Poteau, OK 74953
While researching your family history in Le Flore County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.
Buffalo Creek Guest Ranch
Lake Wister State Park