Mayes County Genealogy Resources

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

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Mayes County, located in northeast Oklahoma, was named for the Cherokee Chief Samuel H. Mayes and was created at statehood in 1907.  During the Civil War, there were multiple skirmishes in Mayes County.  The East Shawnee Trail and the Texas Road were early transportation routes, and the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad was completed in 1872.  The Coo-Y-Yah Museum in Pryor houses artwork and historical artifacts.  Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park offers camping facilities, fishing and more.

In 2000, census records showed 38,369 people living in Mayes County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Mayes County, including legal records and cemetery records.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Mayes 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.  A list of places to visit in Mayes County is also provided for visitors to the area.  


Mayes County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Mayes County

Existing Towns in Mayes County

Ghost Towns in Mayes County

Cemeteries in Mayes County

Historic Schools in Mayes County

Libraries in Mayes County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Mayes County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Mayes County

Places to Visit in Mayes County


Mayes County Courthouse Information


Mayes County Courthouse
1 Court Pl. #120
Pryor, OK  74361
Telephone:  (918) 825-0639

Directions:  N. Adair & NE 1st St.

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

Mayes County Website:


Detailed Map of Mayes County


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


Existing Towns in Mayes County


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





Grand Lake Towne


Locust Grove





Sportsmen Acres



Ghost Towns in Mayes County


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




Cabin Creek

Cedar Crest






Grand Saline



Hoot Owl

Iron Post







Paradise View


Pin Oak Acres

Pump Back



Sams Corner

Snake Creek

Sportsmen Acres Community



Union Mission





Cemeteries in Mayes County


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


Adair Cemetery

Alberty Cemetery

Amish Cemetery

Anderson Vann

Ballou Cemetery

Batt Family Cemetery

Benge Cemetery

Bethlehem Lutheran

Brushy Creek Cemetery

Bryan Chapel Cemetery

Bryan-Lindsey Family


Chimney Rock

Choteau Cemetery

Chouteau West

Cloud Cemetery

Cole Cemetery

Daniel Vann Cemetery

Downing Cemetery

Elm Grove Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery

Family Mountain

George Mayes

Ghormley Cemetery

Graham Memorial

Grass Cemetery

Gray Cemetery

Grossman Family

Grove Point/Butler

Haner-Adair Cemetery

Hobbs Hill Family

Hogan Cemetery

Hogan Cemetery South

Hunter Family Cemetery

Jones Cemetery

Ketchum Family

Langley Cemetery

Little Rock Cemetery

Lone Chapel Cemetery

Markham Cemetery

McClain Cemetery

McNair Cemetery

Military Cemetery

Murphy Cemetery

New Jordan Cemetery

North Cemetery

Old Benge Cemetery

Old Jim Beaver

Old Osage Cemetery

Parkside Mennonite Brethren Cemetery

Parris Family Cemetery

Pleasant Hope Cemetery

Post Oak Flat Cemetery

Raper Cemetery

Ribbon Cemetery

Rider Cemetery

Rose Cemetery

Ross Family Cemetery

Ross Mayes Cemetery

Sixkiller Cemetery

Snyder Cemetery

Spavinaw-Strang Cemetery

Teehee Cemetery

Union Mission Cemetery

Vann's Chapel Cemetery

Vann-McCracken Cemetery

West Adair Cemetery

West Cemetery

Wickliffe Cemetery

Willard Stone Home Place Cemetery

Wright Cemetery

Zion Mennonite Cemetery



Historic Schools in Mayes County


The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Mayes County, Oklahoma.


Arcadia Primary School

Cherokee School of Mayes County



Libraries in Mayes County


Langley Public Library
3rd & Osage
Langley, OK  74350
Telephone:  (918) 782-4461

Locust Grove Public Library
715 Harold Andrews Blvd.
Locust Grove, OK  74352
Telephone:  (918) 479-6585

Thomas J. Harrison Public Library
505 E. Graham
Pryor, OK  74361
Telephone:  (918) 825-0777

Strang Community Library
P.O. Box 12
Strang, OK  74367
Telephone:  (918) 593-2350


Historic Newspaper Archives of Mayes County


Mayes County Democrat

Mayes County Pryor Jeffersonian


Additional Genealogy Resources for Mayes County


Mayes County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Mayes County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 924
Chouteau, OK  74337


Places to Visit in Mayes County


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


Blue Coyote Winery

Cabin Creek Civil War Battle Site

Cherokee State Park

Coo-Y-Yah Museum

The Crooked Little House Pecan

Disney/Little Blue State Park

Gourds Etc.

Grand Cherokee Golf Course

Hogan's Off Road Park

Lake Hudson


Pensacola Dam

Picture in Scripture Amphitheater

Pryor Creek Golf Course

Pryor Creek Nature Trail

Rabbit Gallery

Spavinaw Lake

Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park

Twin Arrows Buffalo Market

Windsong Adventures Outdoor


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