Discover Caddo County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Caddo County, located in western Oklahoma, is named after the Caddo tribe of the area. Numerous expeditions traveled through Caddo County in the early 1800s including the Dodge-Leavenworth and Whipple Expeditions. The California Road also laid claim to sections of Caddo County and led travelers west during the Gold Rush. Early 20th century transportation was supported by the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific (CRI&P) Railway, as well as the Oklahoma City and Western Railroad. The county courthouse, located in Anadarko, was completed in 1958. Today, visitors will find many recreational opportunities available in Caddo County including Red Rock Canyon State Park in Hinton, Fort Cobb State Park, Fort Cobb Reservoir, the Southern Plains Indian Museum and more.
In 2000, census records showed 30,150 people living in Caddo County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Caddo County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Caddo County are provided below.
Caddo County Clerk
P.O. Box 10
Anadarko, OK 73005
Telephone: (405) 247-3394
Directions: SW 2nd St. and SW Broadway St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1902.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Caddo County.
While researching your family history in Caddo County, be sure to visit Anadarko, the largest town in the area. Other towns located in present day Caddo County, Oklahoma include:
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Caddo 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 Caddo County, Oklahoma.
Memory Lane Cemetery
Paradise Hill Cemetery
A full list of nearly 170 historic schools in Caddo County can be found on the OKGenWeb project site including histories for some.
The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were formerly located in Caddo County until the county lines were redrawn in 1911. After the redistricting, these schools became part of Grady County. More information about these historic schools can be found on the Schools of Caddo County page of the OKGenWeb project site.
Valley View West
Anadarko Community Library
Apache Public Library
Binger Public Library
Carnegie Public Library
Norman Smith Memorial Library
Fort Sill Apache Tribe
Wichita & Affiliated Tribes
Caddo County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History
Caddo County Genealogical Society
215 W. Broadway
Anadarko, OK 73005
Telephone: (405) 247-7351
While researching your family history in Caddo County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.