Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Latimer County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Latimer County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded 1902
County Seat Wilburton
Address Latimer County Courthouse
109 N. Central Street
Wilburton, Oklahoma 74578
Phone: 918.465.3543

Latimer 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

Latimer County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1907 1907 1890 1906

County Courthouse

Latimer County Courthouse
109 N Central Street
Wilburton, OK 74578
Phone: 918.465-3543

Clerk Court has marriage records from 1906, divorce, probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1902--Latimer County was created in 1902 from Chocktaw Lands.
County seat: Wilburton [2]


Latimer County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1907. Named for James L. Latimer. [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [4]

  • Wilburton (county seat)
  • Fanshawe (primarily in Le Flore County)
  • Red Oak
Unincorporated communities
  • Buffalo Valley
  • Panola
  • Gowen

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
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 11,321
1920 13,866 22.5%
1930 11,184 −19.3%
1940 12,380 10.7%
1950 9,690 −21.7%
1960 7,738 −20.1%
1970 8,601 11.2%
1980 9,840 14.4%
1990 10,333 5.0%
2000 10,692 3.5%
2010 11,154 4.3%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Latimer 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.



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 Latimer 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 Latimer 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

Latimer County Historical & Genealogical Society
205 NW 2nd St
PO Box 1
Wilburton, OK 74578

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.


  • 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), Latimer County, Oklahoma. Page 560 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.,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Latimer County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.