Discover Jefferson County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Named after President Thomas Jefferson and located in south-central Oklahoma, Jefferson County was formed in 1907. Early travel routes through the county included the Great Spanish Road and the Chisholm Trail. Railroads were built in Jefferson County starting in the late 1800s. In Waurika, the Rock Island Depot, built in 1912, has been restored and now holds railroad memorabilia and historical artifacts from the town. Waurika Lake offers visitors campsites, trails, water sports, fishing and more.
In 2000, census records showed 6,818 people living in Jefferson County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Jefferson County including legal records, cemetery records and a genealogical society. For more information about genealogy in Jefferson County, resources are provided below.
Jefferson County Courthouse
Detailed Map of Jefferson County
Existing Towns in Jefferson County
Ghost Towns in Jefferson County
Cemeteries in Jefferson County
Historic Schools in Jefferson County
Newspaper Archives of Jefferson County
Add'l Genealogy Resources for Jefferson County
Places to Visit in Jefferson County
Jefferson County Clerk
220 N. Main St., Room 302
Waurika, OK 73573
Telephone: (405) 228-2029
Directions: Corner of Main St. and W. C. St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil records from 1908; County Clerk has land records.
Jefferson County Website: http://www.jeffcoinfo.org/
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Jefferson County.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Jefferson County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, Oklahoma.
Baldwin (AKA Old Ryan) Cemetery
Dixie (AKA Center Point) Cemetery
The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Jefferson County, Oklahoma. Brief information about many of these schools can be found on the Schools Page of the Jefferson County OKGenWeb site.
Big Valley School
Blue Grove School
Branch Creek School
Brown's Chapel School
Center Point School
Chapel Hill School
Cumberland Presbyterian College
Deer Grove School
E. B. Ranch School
Fair View School
Holly Hill School
Lone Star School
Madden Grove School
Mt. Home East Schol
Mt. Home West School
Mud Creek School
North Center Point
Oak Hill School
Prairie Chapel School
Rocky Knob School
SW Academy of the American Congregational Church
Spears Chapel School
Spring Hill School
Union Hill School
Union Valley School
Valley View School
Wray Chapel School
Gleason Memorial Library
101 E. Main
Ringling, OK 73456
Telephone: (580) 662-2925
Waurika Public Library
105 S. Meridian St.
Waurika, OK 73573
Telephone: (580) 228-3274
Jefferson County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History
Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society
While researching your family history in Jefferson County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.