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Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Muskogee County was named for the Muscogee tribe. In the early 1700s, French explorers and traders traveled along the area’s large rivers. Fort Gibson, the first army post in Indian Territory, was established in Muskogee County in 1824. The first railroad was built in Muskogee County in 1871 and more railroads followed, leading to new towns being formed. In Muskogee, the Five Civilized Tribes Museum features exhibits detailing the history of the tribes. Also in Muskogee, the Three Rivers Museum outlines the rich history of the area, where the Arkansas, Verdigris and Grand rivers meet. The Fort Gibson Historic Site features exhibits and living history programs detailing the history of the fort.
In 2000, census records showed 69,451 people living in Muskogee County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Muskogee County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society. For more information about genealogy in Muskogee County, resources are provided below.
Muskogee County Courthouse Information
Detailed Map of Muskogee County
Existing Towns in Muskogee County
Ghost Towns in Muskogee County
Historic Schools in Muskogee County
Historic Archives of Muskogee County
Add'l Resources for Muskogee County
Places to Visit in Muskogee County
Muskogee County Clerk
P.O. Box 2307
Muskogee, OK 74402
Telephone: (918) 682-9601
Directions: N. 5th & W. Okmulgee.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage records from 1890, divorce, probate, civil court records from 1907, criminal or felony records from 1940; County Clerk has land records.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Muskogee County.
While researching your family history in Muskogee County, be sure to visit the following cities located in the area.
The following towns and cities are located in present-day Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Muskogee 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 Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
Fields (AKA Starvilla)
Harding Memorial (AKA
Plunkett and J. Smith
The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
Brushy Mountain School
Buck Horn School
Council Hill School
Elm Grove School
Frozen Rock School
Hickory Ridge School
Hill Dale School
Lone Star School
Mountain View School
New Hope School
Oak Grove School
Popes Chapel School
Pumpkin Center School
Sally Brown School
Sunny Slope School
Valley Summit School
Q.B. Boydstun Library
201 E. South Ave.
Fort Gibson, OK 74434
Telephone: (918) 478-3587
Rieger Memorial Library
116 N. Broadway
Haskell, OK 74436
Telephone: (918) 482-3614
Muskogee Public Library
801 W. Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK 74401
Telephone: (918) 682-6657
Warner Public Library
207 8th St.
Warner, OK 74469
Telephone: (918) 463-2363
Ft. Gibson, Muskogee County News
Muskogee County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History
Muskogee County on UsGenNet: Muskogee County Oklahoma Genealogy & History
Muskogee County Genealogical Society
Fort Gibson Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 416
Ft. Gibson, OK
Telephone: (918) 478-3345
While researching your family history in Muskogee County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.
Fort Gibson Historic Site & Interpretive
River Country Family Water Park
U.S.S. Batfish & War Memorial Park
Webbers Falls Historical Museum