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Grant County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded 1893
County Seat Medford
Address Grant County Courthouse
112 Guthrie, Room 104
P.O. Box 167
Medford, Oklahoma 73759
Phone: 580.395.2274

Grant 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.


County Information

Grant County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1893 1900 1893 1893

County Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
112 Guthrie Rm 104; PO Box 167;
Medford, OK 73759
Phone: 580.395.2274 

County Clerk has land and military records; Clerk Court has
marriage, divorce, probate  and court records from 1893[1]


Parent County

1893--Grant County was created in 1893. It was an original county (Cherokee Outlet).
County seat: Medford [2]


Founded in 1893. Grant County, located in north-central Oklahoma. The county was named after Pres. Ulysses S. Grant. [3]The Government Seat is Medford. The [4]

General History

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [5]

  • Medford
  • Pond Creek
  • Deer Creek
  • Jefferson
  • Lamont
  • Manchester
  • Nash
  • Renfrow
  • Wakita
Unincorporated community
  • Sand Creek

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


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

= Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 17,373
1910 18,670 7.5%
1920 16,072 −13.9%
1930 14,150 −12.0%
1940 13,128 −7.2%
1950 10,461 −20.3%
1960 8,140 −22.2%
1970 7,117 −12.6%
1980 6,518 −8.4%
1990 5,684 −12.8%
2000 5,144 −9.5%
2010 4,527 −12.0%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Grant 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.



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.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Grant 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.




Revolutionary War
Civil War


Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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


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 - Grant - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records


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


Online Birth Records Indexes and Images


'Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images


Online Death Records Indexes and Images


Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Grant County Historical Society
PO Box 127
Medford 73759

Grant County Historical Society
112 E. Guthrie St.
Medford, OK 73759

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.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Creek County, Oklahoma. Page 559 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. accessed 09/29/2016
  4.,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.