Garvin County Genealogy Resources

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

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Garvin County, located in south-central Oklahoma, was named after Samuel J. Garvin, a prominent cattleman, merchant and banker. By statehood in 1907, two rail lines already served the county and a stage line crossed the Washita River near Pauls Valley. The restored 1905 Santa Fe Depot Museum in Pauls Valley is filled with local and railroad history items. Also located in Pauls Valley, the Toy and Action Figure Museum has something for kids of all ages.

In 2000, census records showed 27,210 people living in Garvin County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Garvin County including legal records, cemetery records and a local historical society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Garvin 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 Garvin County is also provided for visitors to the area.

Garvin County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Garvin County

Existing Towns in Garvin County

Ghost Towns in Garvin County

Cemeteries in Garvin County

Historic Schools in Garvin County

Libraries in Garvin County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Garvin County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Garvin County

Places to Visit in Garvin County

Garvin County Courthouse Information

Garvin County Clerk
201 W. Grant St.
P.O. Box 239
Pauls Valley, OK 73075
Telephone: (405) 238-2772

Directions: On the square at W. Grant Ave. and Willow St.

Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1908; County Clerk has land records.

Detailed Map of Garvin County

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

Existing Towns in Garvin County

While researching your family history in Garvin County, be sure to visit Pauls Valley. The following towns and cities are located in present day Garvin County, Oklahoma.

Elmore City

Erin Springs





Pauls Valley



Ghost Towns in Garvin County

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



Cherokee Town







White Bead

Cemeteries in Garvin County

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

Abney Cemetery

Antioch Cemetery

Bethlehem Cemetery

Civit Cemetery

Clabber Flats Cemetery

Corley Cemetery

Dixon Chapel Cemetery

Dripping Springs

Dulin Family Cemetery

Elmore City Cemetery

Erin Springs Cemetery

Five Mile Cemetery

Florence Chapel

Foster Cemetery

Hopewell Cemetery

Howell Cemetery

Indian Cemetery

Katie Cemetery

Klondike Cemetery

Lewis Cemetery

Lindsay Cemetery

Little Flock Cemetery

Lizzie Keel Cemetery

Maysville Cemetery

McGee Cemetery

Meinders Family

Mount Olivet Cemetery

Myers Family Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Oaklawn Cemetery

Oklahoma Cemetery

Old Andrews Cemetery

Old Pauls Valley

Old Purdy Cemetery

Paoli Cemetery

Phantom Hill Cemetery

Purdy Cemetery

Randolph Cemetery

Red Bluff Cemetery

Robberson Cemetery

Rounds Creek Cemetery

Sandy Hill Cemetery

Shirley Cemetery

State School Cemetery

Sweet Home Cemetery

Tussy Cemetery

Whitebead Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery

Wyatt Chapel Cemetery

Wynnewood View Cemetery

Historic Schools in Garvin County

The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Garvin County, Oklahoma. Brief information about many of these schools can be found on the Schools Page of the Garvin County OKGenWeb site.

Antioch School

Arnold View School

Averitt View School

Beaty School

Bell School

Bethel School

Blanton View School

Blue Branch School

Brady School

Brown Springs School

Bryant School

Bug Scuffle School

Byford School

Choctaw School

Civit School

Clabber Flats School

Cocklebur School

Cottonwood School

Crawford School

Crossroads School

Davis School

Daylight School

Dunbar Elementary

Erin Springs School

Farris Chapel School

Florence Chapel School

French School

Garvin Springs School

Grady School

Hennepin School

Higgens Chapel School

Hopewell School

Hoover School

Hughes School

Ignorant Hill School

Indianola College

Jefferson School

Katie School

Kiser School

Klondike School

Lee School

Lewis Chapel School

Liberty School

Lincoln High School

Lindsay School

Love School

Maysville School

McCarty School

McGee School

New Hope School

Mexican Springs

Moore School

Mountain View School

Mt. Zion School

Nahola School

Oak Grove School

Oak Ridge School

Okra School

Paoli School

Parks School

Peavine School

Pernell School

Pilgrim Rest School

Pleasant Hill School

Prairie Grove School

Prairie Point School

Prairie View School

Purdy School

House School

Roady School

Rocky Bluff School

Rocky Point School

Rounds Creek School

Sandy School

Satterwhite School

Shady Grove School

Signal Hill School

Snider School

Story School

Stratford School

Sweet Home School

Union Springs School

Walker School

Wallville School

White Bead School

Wilson School

Woodland School

Wyatt Chapel School

Wynnewood School

Wynnewood View

Libraries in Garvin County

Lindsay Community Library
112 W. Choctaw
Lindsay, OK 73052
Telephone: (405) 756-3449

Maysville Public Library
508 Williams St.
Maysville, OK 73057
Telephone: (580) 867-4748

Nora Sparks Warren Library
210 N. Willow
Pauls Valley, OK 73075
Telephone: (405) 238-5188

Chandler-Watts Memorial Library
340 N. Oak
Stratford, OK 74872
Telephone: (580) 759-2684

Wynnewood Public Library
108 N. Dean McGee
Wynnewood, OK 73098
Telephone: (405) 665-2512

Historic Newspaper Archives of Garvin County

Chickasaw Enterprise

Lindsay News

Maysville News

Pauls Valley Enterprise

The Stratford Tribune

Wynnewood New Era

Additional Genealogy Resources for Garvin County

Garvin County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Pauls Valley Historical Society
Santa Fe Depot
204 E. Paul
Pauls Valley, OK 73075

Stratford Roots Genealogy Society
312 N. Oak
P.O. Box 696
Stratford, OK 74872

Places to Visit in Garvin County

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

Bedre Chocolate Factory

Field's Pies

Legends Vineyard & Winery

Murray-Lindsay Mansion & Pikes
Peak School

Peach Crest Farm

Santa Fe Depot Museum

The Toy & Action Figure Museum

Washita Gaming Center

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