Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Okfuskee 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 Okemah
Address Okfuskee County Courthouse
3rd & Atlanta Street
Okemah, OK 74859-0026
Phone: 918.623.1724

Okfuskee 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

Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1909 1907 1907 1907 1907

County Courthouse

Okfuskee County Courthouse
3rd & Atlanta Street
Okemah, OK 74859-0026
Phone: 918.623.1724 

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


Parent County

1907--Okfuskee County was created 16 July 1907 from Creek Lands.
County seat: Okemah [2]


Located in east-central Oklahoma. Organized at 1907 statehood, the county is named for a former Creek town in present Cleburne County, Alabama. [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [4]

  • Bearden
  • Boley
  • Castle
  • Clearview
  • IXL
  • Last Chance
  • Mason
  • Okemah
  • Paden
  • Weleetka
  • Welty

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


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


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 19,995
1920 25,051 25.3%
1930 29,016 15.8%
1940 26,279 −9.4%
1950 16,948 −35.5%
1960 11,706 −30.9%
1970 10,683 −8.7%
1980 11,125 4.1%
1990 11,551 3.8%
2000 11,814 2.3%
2010 12,191 3.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Okfuskee 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 Okfuskee 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 Okfuskee 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

Okfuskee County Oklahoma Genealogical Society
PO Box 507
Okemah 74859

Okfuskee County Historical Society
407 W. Broadway St.
Okemah, OK 74859-2401
Telephone: 918-623-2440

Okfuskee County Historical Society
PO Box 409
Okemah, OK 74859
Telephone: 918-623-2027

Tulsa Historical Society and Museum
1347 E 25th Street
Tulsa, OK
Museum Telephone: 918-596-1350
Society Telephone: 918-596-1351

Seminole Historical Society
1717 Highway 9 West
Seminole, OK
Telephone: 405-382-1500

Hughes County Historical
114 N. Creek
Holdenville, OK
Telephone: 405-379-6723

Prague Historical Museum
1008 N Broadway Ave
Prague, OK
Telephone: 405-567-4750

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), Okfuskee 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/okfuskee/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Okfuskee County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okfuskee_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.