Mayes County, located in northeast Oklahoma, was named for the Cherokee Chief Samuel H. Mayes and was created at statehood in 1907. During the Civil War, there were multiple skirmishes in Mayes County. The East Shawnee Trail and the Texas Road were early transportation routes, and the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad was completed in 1872. The Coo-Y-Yah Museum in Pryor houses artwork and historical artifacts. Spavinaw Area at Grand Lake State Park offers camping facilities, fishing and more.
In 2000, census records showed 38,369 people living in Mayes County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Mayes County, including legal records and cemetery records. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Mayes 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. A list of places to visit in Mayes County is also provided for visitors to the area.
Mayes County Courthouse Information
Mayes County Courthouse
1 Court Pl. #120
Pryor, OK 74361
Telephone: (918) 825-0639
Directions: N. Adair & NE 1st St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1907; County Clerk has land records from 1907.
Mayes County Website: http://mayes.okcounties.org/
Detailed Map of Mayes County
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Mayes County.
Existing Towns in Mayes County
While researching your family history in Mayes County, be sure to visit Pryor, the largest town in the county. The following towns and cities are located in present day Mayes County, Oklahoma.
Ghost Towns in Mayes County
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Mayes County or are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past. These towns and cities are commonly referred to as "ghost towns."
Cemeteries in Mayes County
The following cemeteries are located in present day Mayes County, Oklahoma.
Daniel Vann Cemetery
Historic Schools in Mayes County
The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Mayes County, Oklahoma.
Libraries in Mayes County
Langley Public Library
3rd & Osage
Langley, OK 74350
Telephone: (918) 782-4461
Locust Grove Public Library
715 Harold Andrews Blvd.
Locust Grove, OK 74352
Telephone: (918) 479-6585
Thomas J. Harrison Public Library
505 E. Graham
Pryor, OK 74361
Telephone: (918) 825-0777
Strang Community Library
P.O. Box 12
Strang, OK 74367
Telephone: (918) 593-2350
Historic Newspaper Archives of Mayes County
Additional Genealogy Resources for Mayes County
Mayes County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 924
Chouteau, OK 74337
Places to Visit in Mayes County
While researching your family history in Mayes County, be sure to check out the following attractions in the area.