Mayes County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Mayes County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Mayes County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Pryor
Address Mayes County Courthouse
NE 1st Adair
Pryor, Oklahoma 74361
Phone: 918.825.2426

Mayes 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

Mayes County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1902 1907 1903 1907

County Courthouse

Mayes County Courthouse
NE 1st Adair
Pryor, OK 74361
Phone: 918.825-2426

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


Parent County

1907--Mayes County was created 16 July 1907 from Cherokee lands.
County seat: Pryor [2]


Mayes County is located near the northeastern corner of Oklahoma. The county name honors Cherokee Chief Samuel Houston Mayes.[3] Its county seat is Pryor Creek. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places[5]

  • Pryor Creek (county seat)
  • Towns[edit]
  • Adair
  • Chouteau
  • Disney
  • Grand Lake Towne
  • Hoot Owl
  • Langley
  • Locust Grove
  • Pensacola
  • Salina
  • Spavinaw
  • Sportsmen Acres
  • Strang
Census-designated places
  • Ballou
  • Cedar Crest
  • Iron Post
  • Kenwood
  • Mazie
  • Murphy
  • Pin Oak Acres
  • Pump Back
  • Rose
  • Sams Corner
  • Snake Creek
  • Sportsmen Acres Community
  • Wickliffe
Unincorporated communities
  • Boatman
  • Cedar Crest
  • Mazie
  • Murphy
  • Pin Oaks Acres

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 13,596
1920 16,829 23.8%
1930 17,883 6.3%
1940 21,668 21.2%
1950 19,743 −8.9%
1960 20,073 1.7%
1970 23,302 16.1%
1980 32,261 38.4%
1990 33,366 3.4%
2000 38,369 15.0%
2010 41,259 7.5%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Mayes 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 Mayes 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.

Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1922




Revolutionary War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Mayes County:

Map showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma



Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mayes 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

Mayes County Genealogical Society
PO Box 924
Chouteau 74337

Mayes County Historical Society
Rt. 1, Box 231
Chouteau 74337

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), Mayes 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. accessed 09/29/2016
  4.,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Mayes County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)