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Caddo County, Oklahoma
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Map of Oklahoma highlighting Caddo County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 6, 1901
County Seat Anadarko
Courthouse
Caddo County Oklahoma Courthouse.jpg
Address Caddo County Courthouse
SW 2nd Street and Oklahoma Ave.
Anadarko, Oklahoma 73005-1427
Phone: 405.247.6609


Caddo County, Oklahoma genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


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County Information

Caddo County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1901 1907 1902 1891

County Courthouse

Caddo County Courthouse
SW 2nd Street and Oklahoma Avenue
Anadarko, OK 73005-1427
Phone: 405.247.6609 

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1902[1]

History

Parent County

1901--Caddo County was created in 1901 from original lands. Formerly I County, name changed to Caddo 8 Nov 1902.
County seat: Anadarko [2]

Description

The county is named after the Caddo tribe who settled there in the 1870s. The county seat is Anadarko.[3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Oklahoma County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oklahoma County Boundary Maps" (1819-1912) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places [4]

City
  • Anadarko (county seat)
Towns
  • Apache
  • Binger
  • Bridgeport
  • Carnegie
  • Cement
  • Cogar
  • Cyril
  • Eakly
  • Fort Cobb
  • Gracemont
  • Hinton
  • Hydro
  • Lookeba
  • Pine Ridge
  • Spring Creek
Unincorporated communities
  • Albert
  • Alden
  • Alfalfa
  • Boone
  • Broxton
  • Cogar
  • Nowhere
  • Pine Ridge
  • Scott
  • Sickles
  • Spring Creek
  • Stecker
  • Washita

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 35,685
1920 34,207 −4.1%
1930 50,779 48.4%
1940 41,567 −18.1%
1950 34,913 −16.0%
1960 28,621 −18.0%
1970 28,931 1.1%
1980 30,905 6.8%
1990 29,550 −4.4%
2000 30,150 2.0%
2010 29,600 −1.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Caddo County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.

State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census.

Church

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Oklahoma denominations, view the Oklahoma Church Records Wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Oklahoma Land and Property for additional information about early Oklahoma land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Caddo County, Oklahoma Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Oklahoma Local Histories.

Maps

Okcaddo.jpg

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Caddo County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Lawton newspapers that may have included Caddo County residents. This database is free at some libraries.

Probate

In most counties in Oklahoma, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Oklahoma - Caddo - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records


Taxation

Oklahoma tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

See also How to order Oklahoma Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oklahoma Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.


Births

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Caddo County Genealogical Society
Anadarko Community Library
215 West Broadway
Anadarko Oklahoma 73005-2841
Telephone: 405-247-7351
E-mail:ccgs73005@yahoo.com
Website



Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caddo County, Oklahoma. Page 557 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/caddo/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Caddo County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caddo_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.