Discover Pittsburg County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Located in southeastern Oklahoma, Pittsburg County was named after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Early explorers and traders traveled the area in the 1700s. In the early 1800s, the Texas Road and part of the California Road were early travel routes in Pittsburg County. During the Civil War, two Confederate posts were established in the county, Camp Jumper and a camp in Perryville. In the Battle of Perryville in 1863, Union forces burned the camp and the town. Coal mining in Pittsburg County began prior to the 1880s and was a major industry in the area. In McAlester, the Pittsburg County Genealogical and Historical Society Library & Museum features displays of local and mining history and also contains a research and genealogy library. The Arrowhead Area at Lake Eufaula State Park offers campsites, fishing, water sports and other activities.
In 2000, census records showed 43,953 people living in Pittsburg County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Pittsburg County including cemetery records and a local genealogical society. For more information about genealogy in Pittsburg County, resources are provided below.
Pittsburg County Clerk
115 E. Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, OK 74501
Telephone: (918) 423-6865
Directions: On Hwy 31.
Records available: County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1890; County Clerk has land records from 1890.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Pittsburg County.
While researching your family history in Pittsburg County, be sure to visit McAlester, the largest town in the county. The following towns and cities are located in present day Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.
Hartshorne Holy Rosary Cemetery
McDuff Family Cemetery
Old Baker Cemetery
Old Indian Cemetery
Wagon Wheels Cemetery
West Liberty Cemetery
Hartshorne Public Library
McAlester Public Library
Pittsburg County Genealogical & Historical Society
113 E. Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, OK 74501
While researching your family history in Pittsburg County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.