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Adair County is located in the northeastern part of Oklahoma. Created in 1906 and named after the Adair family of the Cherokee tribe, the county seat of Adair County is Stilwell. The annual Stilwell Strawberry Festival showcases agriculture, a major economic force in Adair County. Two railroads served the area in the late 19th century and early 20th century: the Kansas City Southern Railway Company and the Ozark and Central Cherokee Railroad. Though nothing is left of it today, Fort Wayne near Watts was the site of a Civil War battle in 1862. Over the years, outlaws like the James brothers, the Starrs and “Pretty Boy” Floyd were known to frequent Adair County.
In 2000, census records showed 21,038 people living in Adair County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Adair County, including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Adair 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.
Adair County Courthouse Information
Existing Towns in Adair County
Historic Newspaper Archives of Adair County
Add'l Genealogy Resources for Adair County
Adair County Clerk
P.O. Box 169
Stilwell, OK 74960
Telephone: (918) 696-7198
Directions: On W. Division between S. 2nd & S. 3rd St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1907; County Assessor has land records.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Adair County.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Adair County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Adair 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 Adair County, Oklahoma.
Rogers Family Burial Ground
Blackbird Doublehead Burial Ground
Old Green Cemetery
New Hope Cemetery
Paden Cemetery (AKA
Stilwell Public Library
5 N. 6th St
Stilwell, OK 74960
Telephone: (918) 696-7512
John F. Henderson Public Library
116 N. Williams
Westville, OK 74965
Telephone: (918) 723-5002
Adair County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History