Nowata County Genealogy Resources

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

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Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Nowata County was named after a Delaware word meaning “friendly” or “welcome.” In 1889, the Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway was built in the area and contributed to the growth of towns along its route. In Nowata, the Nowata County Historical Society Museum showcases the history of the county with indoor and outdoor exhibits, while the Glass Mansion showcases original antiques throughout the four-story, turn-of-the-century home.

In 2000, census records showed 10,569 people living in Nowata County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Nowata County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogy society. For more information about genealogy in Nowata County, resources are provided below.

Nowata County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Nowata County

Existing Towns in Nowata County

Ghost Towns in Nowata County

Cemeteries in Nowata County

Historic Schools in Nowata County

Libraries in Nowata County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Nowata County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Nowata County

Places to Visit in Nowata County

Nowata County Courthouse Information

Nowata County Clerk
229 N. Maple St.
Nowata, OK 74048
Telephone: (918) 273-0175

Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1907; County Clerk has land records from 1911.

Detailed Map of Nowata County

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

Existing Towns in Nowata County

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



New Alluwe


South Coffeyville


Ghost Towns in Nowata County

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




Coody's Bluff








Cemeteries in Nowata County

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

Amish Cemetery

Armstrong Cemetery

Ball Cemetery

Bezion Cemetery

Brown Cemetery

Buffalo Cemetery

Childers Chapel

Choteau Cemetery

Coker Cemetery

Forman Cemetery

Galloway Cemetery

Good Traveler Cemetery

Goose Neck Cemetery

Headrick Cemetery

Hickory Creek

Hopewell Baptist
Timberhill Cemetery

Keys Cemetery

Kings Station

Lain Cemetery

Lincoln Cemetery

Love Family Cemetery


Madden Cemetery

Martin Cemetery

McCrary Cemetery

McMains Cemetery

Mehlin Cemetery

Melton Cemetery

Mennonite Cemetery

Mt. Washington

Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery


Relocated Cemetery

Riley Cemetery

Robbins Cemetery

Salt Creek Cemetery

Sanders Cemetery


Steward Cemetery

Stop Six-Melton

Taylor Cemetery


Timber Hill-Hopewell

Wann-Patrick Cemetery

Wells Cemetery

Willey Cemetery

Wolfe/Wolf Cemetery

Historic Schools in Nowata County

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

Adair School

Allen School

Alliance Hall School

Alluwe School

Armstrong School

Bellevue School

Blue Ribbon School

Boyd School

Burn School

Campbell School

Capps School

Cedar School

Chaney School

Chapel Springs School

Childers School

Claggett School

Coody's Bluff School

Crow Hollow School

Delaware School

Diamond Point School

District # 9 School

East Side School

Elliott School

Elm Bend & Church

Fair Hope School

Fairview School

Fowler School

Franklin School

Glen Oak School

Gobeck School

Gott School

Gooseneck School

Hayden School

Hickory Creek School

Hickory Creek School

High Prairie School

Hoffman School

Hope School

Ignorant Ridge School

Island (Riverside) School

Jolly School

Keene School

Lee Square School

Lenapah School

Lewis School

Lincoln School (African-American)

Log Cabin School

Lone Star School

Madden School (African-American)

Martin School

Martin Log Cabin School

Martin School (African-American)

Miller School

Moore School

Mt. Pleasant School

Nation School

Nowata School

Oakdale School

Oklahoma Union School

Overturf School

Palestine School

Powers School

Prairie View School

Ray School

Rock School

Ruby School

Rutherford School

Salt Creek School

Sanders School

Secondine School

Shufeldt School

Skinner School

Smith (Bugscuffle) School

Snow Creek School

South Coffeyville School

Stevens School

Story School

Strong School

Terrill (Pleasant View)

Territorial Subscription

Thompson School

Turkey School

Union Log Cabin School

Wann Public School

Watova School

Wauchillow School

Witwer School

Wolf School

Woods School

Wright School

York School

Libraries in Nowata County

Nowata City-County Library
224 S. Pine
Nowata, OK 74048
Telephone: (918) 273-3363

Historic Newspaper Archives of Nowata County

Nowata Daily Star

Additional Genealogy Resources for Nowata County

Nowata County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Nowata County Genealogical & Historical Society

Places to Visit in Nowata County

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

The Glass Mansion

Green Country Showcase

Nowata County Historical Society

Nowata Golf Course

Woody Crumbo Mural

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