Discover Tillman County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Tillman County, located in southwestern Oklahoma, was created at statehood in 1907. Early explorers in the area included Randolph B. Marcy, who led an expedition in search of the headwaters of the Red River in 1852. In 1901, the first railroad was built in the county. The St. Louis and San Francisco Railway connected Tillman County to Texas near Davidson. In Frederick, the Pioneer Heritage Townsite Center features restored buildings from the 1920s, while Lake Frederick offers campsites, fishing and hiking.
In 2000, census records showed 9,287 people living in Tillman County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Tillman County including legal records, cemetery records and a local historical society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Tillman County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, a list of ghost towns, the county courthouse address, a detailed map of the county, library information and a list of cemeteries located within the county. A list of places to visit in Tillman County is also provided for visitors to the area.
Tillman County Clerk
P.O. Box 992
Frederick, OK 73542
Telephone: (580) 335-3421
Directions: On the square at Main St. & Gladstone Ave.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1907; County Clerk has land records from 1907.
Tillman County Website: http://tillmancounty.org/
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Tillman County.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Tillman County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Tillman 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 Tillman County, Oklahoma.
Frederick Public Library
Grandfield Public Library
Tipton Municipal Library
Tillman County Historical Society
P.O. Box 833
Frederick, OK 73542
Telephone: (580) 335-5844
While researching your family history in Tillman County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.