Discover Murray County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Murray County, located in south-central Oklahoma, was named for William H. “Alfalfa Bill” Murray, president of the 1906 Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and later governor of Oklahoma. In 1886, the first railroad was built in the county. In 1904, Platt National Park was established near Sulphur and featured natural springs with bathhouses and spas. Along with nearby Turner Falls, the area became a tourist destination. Platt National Park is now known as the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, which borders the Lake of the Arbuckles. The Arbuckle Historical Society Museum of Murray County in Sulphur includes memorabilia and artifacts, as well as genealogical records. Also in Sulphur, the Chickasaw Cultural Center explores the history and culture of the Chickasaw Nation.
In 2000, census records showed 12,623 people living in Murray County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Murray County including legal records, cemetery records and a local historical society. For more information about genealogy in Murray County, resources are provided below.
Murray County Clerk
P.O. Box 240
Sulphur, OK 73086
Telephone: (580) 622-3777
Directions: On Wyandotte Ave. & W. 10th St.
Records available: County Clerk has land records; Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records.
Murray County Website: http://www.murrayok.com/
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Murray County.
While researching your family history in Murray County, be sure to visit the following cities located in the area.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Murray County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Murray 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 Murray County, Oklahoma.
Wheeler Flats Cemetery
The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Murray County, Oklahoma.
Big Canyon School
Carr Chapel School
Chickasaw Hills School
Red Oak School
Rock Creek School
Rocky Point School
Sorghum Flat School
Davis Public Library
Mary E. Parker Memorial Library
Arbuckle Historical Society
402 W. Muskogee
Sulphur, OK 73086
Telephone: (580) 622-2824
While researching your family history in Murray County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.