Hughes County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Hughes County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Hughes County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Holdenville
Address Hughes County Courthouse
200 N. Broadway Street
Holdenville, Oklahoma 74848
Phone: 405.379-5487

Hughes 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

Hughes County, Oklahoma Record Dates

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

County Courthouse

Hughes County Courthouse
200 N Broadway Street
Holdenville, OK 74848
Phone: 405.379-5487

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court
records from 1907; County Clerk has land records from 1907[1]


Parent County

1907--Hughes County was created 16 July 1907 from Creek Lands (Creek and Choctaw Lands).
County seat: Holdenville [2]


Located in southeastern Oklahoma and Holdenville, the county seat. The county was named for W. C. Hughes, an Oklahoma City lawyer and member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention.[3] Hughes County, Oklahoma was founded in 1907. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [5]

  • Allen
  • Atwood
  • Calvin
  • Dustin
  • Gerty
  • Holdenville (county seat)
  • Horntown
  • Lamar
  • Spaulding
  • Stuart
  • Wetumka
  • Yeager

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


Oklahoma GenWebTwenty-three cemeteries were found using GNIS, others identified by Oklahoma's GenWeb volunteers. Links are provided for both GNIS maps that show the general location with respect to nearby towns and DoT maps that show the township in great detail.

Holdenville Cemetery 9,715 memorials with section and row for each.

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 24,040
1920 26,045 8.3%
1930 30,334 16.5%
1940 29,189 −3.8%
1950 20,664 −29.2%
1960 15,144 −26.7%
1970 13,228 −12.7%
1980 14,338 8.4%
1990 13,023 −9.2%
2000 14,154 8.7%
2010 14,003 −1.1%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Hughes 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 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.




Funeral Records


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 Hughes 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.



  • For some time, this now-famous project was the only on-line source of information about many communities that existed briefly during territorial days.
  • This index is based on OKTOWNS.ZIP, which was created by Mike Taylor in PKZIPW format. The original file is sorted by County, then Town, so you should download it if you want to find the towns in a specific county. As Mike described his project, this database was "mostly created by scanning the book 'Town and Place Locations', published by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.


There are 14,225 marriage records in the database. Hughes County, Oklahoma Marriage Index 1907-1968.


Revolutionary War
Civil War


Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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



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

Hughes County Historical Society
124 N. Broadway
Holdenville, OK 74848

Excellent Library

Hughes County Historical Society includes a surprisingly good genealogical research collection.

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.

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research. This site is a great resource for information on resources for Hughes County


  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hughes 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, "Hughes County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.