McCurtain County Genealogy Resources

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

McCurtain County.

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McCurtain County, located in southeastern Oklahoma, was named after a prominent Choctaw family. Prior to the 20th century, wagon trails and ferries were the primary travel routes in McCurtain County. In 1902, the Arkansas and Choctaw Railway was constructed and towns were established along the route. In the early 20th century, forestry became a major industry in the area and remains at the forefront of local commerce today.

The beautiful Ouachita National Forest covers a large area of McCurtain County. Beavers Bend State Park features lush scenery, accommodations and endless activities both in the park and on Broken Bow Lake. In Broken Bow, the Indian Memorial Museum houses artifacts of all kinds. The Museum of the Red River in Idabel contains cultural artifacts from the native people of the Americas, as well as a dinosaur skeleton found near the museum.

In 2020, census records showed 30,814 people living in McCurtain County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in McCurtain County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogy society.

McCurtain County Courthouse Information

McCurtain County Clerk
P.O. Box 1078
Idabel, OK 74745
Telephone: (580) 286-7428

Directions: On N. Central between MLK & NE 3rd.

Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1907.

Detailed Map of McCurtain County

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

Existing Towns in McCurtain County

While researching your family history in McCurtain County, be sure to visit the following cities located in the area.

Broken Bow


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

Broken Bow






Wright City

Ghost Towns in McCurtain County

The following towns and cities either no longer exist in McCurtain 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 McCurtain County

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

Antioch Cemetery

Battiest Cemetery

Beachton Cemetery

Beechtree Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery

Bethel Hill Cemetery

Big Cedar Cemetery

Big Lick Presbyterian
Indian Church Cemetery

Bohanan Cemetery

Bokhoma Cemetery

Broken Bow Cemetery

Buffalo Cemetery


Clear Creek Cemetery

County Line Cemetery

Crown Hill Cemetery

Cusher Cemetery

Della Liggons Simpson Cemetery

Denison Cemetery

Eagletown Cemetery

Eastport Cemetery

Forest HIll Cemetery

Garland Family

Garvin Cemetery

Glover Cemetery

Going Cemetery

Goodland Cemetery

Harris Cemetery

Haworth Cemetery

Hochatown Cemetery

Holly Creek Cemetery

Idabel Community

Joe Slater Memorial

Kolli Chito Cemetery

Kolli Tuklo Cemetery

Lukfata Cemetery

Manning Cemetery

Maple Springs Cemetery

Marshall Hill Cemetery

Milton Cemetery

Miners Cemetery

Moran/Mound Grove

Mountain Fork

Nunih Chito Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

Octavia Cemetery

Old Panther Cemetery

Old Smithville Cemetery

Old Valliant Cemetery

Parsons Cemetery

Philadelphia Cemetery

Pine Creek Cemetery

Pollard Cemetery

Ponka Bok Cemetery

Pruitt's Field Cemetery

Redland Cemetery

Ringold Cemetery

Rock Hill Cemetery

Rufe Cemetery

Sand Hill Cemetery

Sherwood Cemetery

Smithville Cemetery

Sweet Home Cemetery

Thomas Chapel Cemetery

Tom (AKA Bryms)

Tonka Cemetery

Water Hole Cemetery

Watson Memorial

Wheelock Cemetery

Williamston Cemetery

Wilson Chapel Cemetery

Wright City Cemetery

Libraries in McCurtain County

Broken Bow Public Library
404 N. Broadway
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Telephone: (580) 584-2815

Idabel Public Library
2 SE Avenue D
Idabel, OK 74745
Telephone: (580) 286-6406

Mattie Terry Public Library
311 N. Johnson
Valliant, OK 74764
Telephone: (580) 933-4883

Historic Newspaper Archives of McCurtain County

Broken Bow News

Idabel News

McCurtain Gazette

Additional Genealogy Resources for McCurtain County

McCurtain County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1832
Idabel, OK 74745

McCurtain County Historical Society
302 SE Adams
Idabel, OK 74745

Places to Visit in McCurtain County

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

A to Z Guest Ranch

Ambush Adventures

Beavers Bend State Park

Beavers Bend Depot & Stables

Beavers Bend River Floats

Body Harmony Day Spa

Broken Bow Lake

Broken Bow Theatrical Society

Cedar Creek Golf Course at
Beavers Bend

Choctaw Casino (Broken Bow)

Choctaw Casino (Idabel)

Forest Heritage Center

Girls Gone Wine

Glover River

Hochatown Amusements

Little River National Wildlife Refuge

Lower Mountain Fork River

Museum of the Red River

Red Slough Wildlife Management Area

Three Rivers Wildlife Management

Upper Mountain Fork River

Wheelock Academy

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