Johnston County Genealogy Resources

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

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Named after Douglas H. Johnston, governor of the Chickasaw Nation from 1898-1902 and 1904-1939, Johnston County is located in south-central Oklahoma.  Early travel routes in the county included military roads and the Texas Road.  In the early 1900s, railroads came into the area.  Mining has been a major industry in the county since the 19th century and has included everything from granite and limestone to sand.  The Chickasaw Nation Capitol Building in Tishomingo was built in 1898 and housed the Chickasaw Nation government until 1907.  Today, the building features exhibits and displays of Chickasaw history, and the Chickasaw Council House Museum on the capitol grounds showcases Chickasaw artifacts as well as the original council house. Camp Bond near Tishomingo offers accommodations and activities. 

In 2000, census records showed 10,513 people living in Johnston County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Johnston County, including legal records.  For more information, resources are provided below. 

Johnston County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Johnson County

Existing Towns in Johnston County

Ghost Towns in Johnston County

Cemeteries in Johnston County

Libraries in Johnston County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Johnston County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Johnston County

Places to Visit in Johnston County


Johnston County Courthouse Information

Johnston County Courthouse
414 W. Main
Tishomingo, OK  73460
Telephone:  (405) 371-3184

Directions:  On Main St. at S. Capital.

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

Detailed Map of Johnston County

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

Existing Towns in Johnston County

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




Mill Creek




Ghost Towns in Johnston County

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










Cemeteries in Johnston County

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

Abiding Glory Cemetery

Anvil Rock Cemetery

Alexander Cemetery

Bee Cemetery

Bold Springs Cemetery

Bronaugh Cemetery

Brown Cemetery

Bullet Prairie Cemetery

Cheadle Crossing

Colley Cemetery

Condon Grove Cemetery

Connerville Cemetery

Duncan Cemetery

Earl Cemetery

Ego-Coleman Cemetery

Emet Cemetery

Enterprise Cemetery

Fillmore Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery

Harleys Cemetery

Harris Cemetery

Hickory Hill Cemetery

Hollow Spring Cemetery

Little New York

Lone Cedar Cemetery

Mannsville Cemetery

Mill Creek Cemetery

Moore Cemetery

New Mill Creek

Norton Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

Oil Springs Cemetery

Old Mannsville Cemetery

Old Mill Creek Cemetery

Pilgrim Cemetery

Pontotoc Cemetery

Ravia Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery

Russett Cemetery

Sandy Creek Cemetery

Seeley Cemetery

Shady Grove Cemetery

Teller Cemetery

Tishomingo City

Troy Cemetery

Wapanucka Cemetery

Wells Valley Cemetery

Wiley Cemetery

Worcester Cemetery

Libraries in Johnston County

Johnston County Library
116 W. Main
Tishomingo, OK  73460
Telephone:  (580) 371-3006

Historic Newspaper Archives of Johnston County

Chickasaw Capital

The Times, Mannsville

Tishomingo News

Wapanucka Press


Additional Genealogy Resources for Johnston County

Johnston County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Johnston County Historical & Genealogical Society
413 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 804
Tishomingo, OK  73460

Places to Visit in Johnston County

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

Blue River

Camp Bond

Camp Simpson

Chickasaw Bank Museum &
Johnston County Museum of History

Chickasaw Council House Museum

Chickasaw National Capitol Building

Chickasaw Nation White House

Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge

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