Cherokee County Genealogy Resources

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

Cherokee County in northeast Oklahoma.

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Named for the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee County was created in 1906. Tahlequah, the county seat, has been the capital of the Cherokee Nation since 1844. Cherokee County’s past is rich in the culture and history of the Cherokee Nation, and many of its historic landmarks still stand today including the Cherokee National Supreme Court Building and the Cherokee Female Seminary. Outdoor recreational opportunities in the area can be found at Sequoyah State Park, Fort Gibson Lake and Cherokee Landing State Park. Visitors to Cherokee County will also enjoy camping along the Illinois River.

In 2000, census records showed 42,521 people living in Cherokee County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Cherokee County including legal records, cemetery records and a local historical society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Cherokee 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.

Cherokee County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Cherokee County

Existing Towns in Cherokee County

Ghost Towns in Cherokee County

Cemeteries in Cherokee County

Libraries in Cherokee County

Historic Archives of Cherokee County

Tribal Nations in Cherokee County

Add'l Resources for Cherokee County

Places to Visit in Cherokee County

Cherokee County Courthouse Information

Cherokee County Clerk
213 W. Delaware
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Telephone: (918) 456-3171

Directions: On the square at Muskogee Ave. & Delaware St.

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

Detailed Map of Cherokee County

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

Existing Towns in Cherokee County

While researching your family history in Cherokee County, be sure to visit the following city hubs located in the area.


Fort Gibson

The following towns and cities are located in present day Cherokee County, Oklahoma.

Fort Gibson



Park Hill


Ghost Towns in Cherokee County

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


Dry Creek



Lost City




Shady Grove




Cemeteries in Cherokee County

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

Adam Hendricks Cemetery

Agent Cemetery

Anderson Lowery

Andersons Cemetery

Barber Cemetery

Barnes Family Cemetery

Batt Cemetery

Beehunter Cemetery

Bigfeather Cemetery

Bill Batt Cemetery

Blair Cemetery

Blue Springs Cemetery

Bolin Cemetery

Boudinot Cemetery

Briggs Cemetery

Caney Cemetery

Carey Cemetery

Cedar Tree Cemetery

Chambers Cemetery

Cherokee Pines Cemetery

Choska Bottom Cemetery

Chuey Family Cemetery

Clay Cemetery

Clear Creek Monastery

Cobb Cemetery

Cochran Cemetery

Cockrum Cemetery

Constable Cemetery

Cookson Family Ranch Cemetery


Crittenden Cemetery

David Carter Family

Double Springs Cemetery

Duck Cemetery

Eureka Cemetery

Eureka Springs Cemetery

Flint Ridge Cemetery

Foreman Cemetery

Forgotten Burial Ground

Gideon Cemetery

Gourd Cemetery

Grandview Cemetery

Gray Cemetery

Greece Cemetery

Greenleaf Cemetery

Gritts Grave

Gulager Family Cemetery

Hare Cemetery

Hawkins Cemetery

Hendricks Cemetery

Hendricks-Linder Burial

Hicks Cemetery

Hinson Cemetery

Holland/Crescent Valley Cemetery

Houston Cemetery

IOOF Odd Fellows/Hulbert Cemetery

JJ Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery

Johnson Prairie

Jones Cemetery

Keener Cemetery

Levi Cookson Cemetery

Linder Cemetery

Long Springs Cemetery

Looney Price Cemetery

Lost City Cemetery

Lower Ray Cemetery

Lowrey Cemetery

Manus Cemetery

Martin-Reese Cemetery

McKee Family

Miller Cemetery

Molly Fields Cemetery

Moodys Cemetery

Mount Herman Church

Mount Zion Cemetery

Neugin Cemetery

New Home Cemetery

New Hope Cemetery

North Ray Cemetery

Oaks Cemetery

Oil Springs Cemetery

Park Hill Cemetery

Parris Cemetery

Peggs Cemetery

Pettit Cemetery

Phillips Cemetery

Piney Baptist Cemetery

Post Cemetery

Price Cemetery

Pumpkin Center Cemetery

Qualls Cemetery

Ray Cemetery

Rigsby Family Cemetery

Robbins Cemetery

Rose/Westmoreland Cemetery

Ross Cemetery (Park Hill)

Ross Cemetery (Tahlequah)

Sanders Cemetery

Sellers Mission Cemetery

Seminole Cemetery

Shirley Cemetery

Spade Family Cemetery

Stonerose Cemetery

Swimmer Cemetery

Tahlequah Cemetery

Teresita Cemetery

Thompson Cemetery

Turkey Lee Cemetery

Vann Grave

Ward Family Cemetery

Weeley Cemetery

White Oak Cemetery

Wildcat Family Cemetery

William Hendricks Cemetery

Worcester Mission Cemetery

Worchester Cemetery

Worster Cemetery

Libraries in Cherokee County

Hulbert Community Library
118 E Main St.
Hulbert, OK 74441
Telephone: (918) 772-3383

Tahlequah Public Library
120 S. College
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Telephone: (918) 456-2581

Historic Newspaper Archives of Cherokee County

Tahlequah News

Tribal Nations in Cherokee County

Cherokee Nation
22361 S. Bald Hill Rd.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Telephone: (918) 456-0671

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees
2450 S. Muskogee Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Telephone: (918) 456-6533

Additional Genealogy Resources for Cherokee County

Cherokee County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Cherokee Heritage Center Archives
Cherokee Heritage Center
21192 S. Keeler Dr.
Park Hill, OK 74451
Telephone: (918) 456-6007

Cherokee National Historical Society
Cherokee Heritage Center Genealogy Department
P.O. Box 515
Tahlequah, OK 74465

Places to Visit in Cherokee County

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

Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson

Cherokee Casino Tahlequah

Cherokee Hills Byway

Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism

Cherokee National Supreme Court

Cherokee Landing State Park

Fort Gibson Historic Site & Interpretative Center

Fort Gibson Lake

Fort Gibson National Cemetery

Illinois River

Sequoyah State Park & Lodge

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