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Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Muskogee County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1898
County Seat Muskogee
Courthouse
Address Muskogee County Courthouse
400 W. Broadway Street
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401
Phone: 918.682.7781


Muskogee 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

Muskogee County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1907 1907 1913 1907

County Courthouse

Muskogee County District Court Clerk's Office
PO Box 1350
Muskogee, OK 74402-1350

District Court Records:

  • Civil - 1910
  • Divorce -1930 (prior to 1930 filed as civil cases)
  • Small Claims Probate - 1907
  • Guardianships - 1907
  • Felony - 1907
  • Misdemeanor Traffic
  • Adoption - 1908
  • Juvenile Mental Health
  • Minister's Credentials
  • Marriage - 1890
  • Notary
  • Beverage and Process Server Licenses

Internet Access to Records: Recent Muskogee County records can be searched for at the Oklahoma District Court Records website. As of 1 March 2013, the records for Muskogee County that were available there were from 3 Jan. 2003 - 28 February 2013.


Muskogee County Courthouse
400 W Broadway Street
Muskogee, OK 74401
Phone: 918.682.7781

Clerk Court has marriage record from 1890, divorce,probate and court records from 1907;
County Clerk has land records[1]

History

A Brief History of Muskogee

Parent County

1898--Muskogee County was created in 1898 from Creek Lands.
County seat: Muskogee [2]

Description

Muskogee County was named for the Muscogee (Creek) Tribe. Muskogee serves as the county seat.[3] The State was founded in 1907.[4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

Cities
  • Muskogee (county seat)
Towns
  • Boynton
  • Braggs
  • Council Hill
  • Fort Gibson
  • Haskell
  • Oktaha
  • Porum
  • Taft
  • Wainwright
  • Warner
  • Webbers Falls
Census Designated Places
  • River Bottom
  • Sand Hills
  • Simms
  • Sour John
  • Summit
Unincorporated areas
  • Pumpkin Center

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 52,743
1920 61,710 17.0%
1930 66,424 7.6%
1940 65,914 −0.8%
1950 65,573 −0.5%
1960 61,866 −5.7%
1970 59,542 −3.8%
1980 66,939 12.4%
1990 68,078 1.7%
2000 69,451 2.0%
2010 70,990 2.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Muskogee 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.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Muskogee 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.

Maps

Okmuskogee.jpg


Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Muskogee County

Map showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma

WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

Probate

Online Records

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Libraries, Societies and Museums

Public Libraries

Muskogee Public Library
801 W Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK 74401
Telephone: (918) 682-6657
Their collections include local histories, biographies, newspapers, and an online Muskogee Marriage Index.

Genealogy Societies

Muskogee County Genealogical Society
801 W Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK 74401
Telephone: 918-682-6657
E-mail:mucogeso@yahoo.com
http://www.okgenweb.org/~mcgs/ Website]
Their collections include: local newspaper, marriage, divorce indexes. Publications and quarterlies indexes. Volunteers will do research or look ups for a small fee, see website for details.


Fort Gibson Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 416
Ft. Gibson, OK
Telephone: 918-478-3345Website

Museums

Three Rivers Museum
220 Elgin
Muskogee, OK 74401

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

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muskogee County, Oklahoma. Page 561 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/muskogee/countyhistory.html accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskogee_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Muskogee County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskogee_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)