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Osage County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Osage County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Pawhuska
Address Osage County Courthouse
600 Grandview Ave.
Pawhuska, Oklahoma 74056
Phone: 918.287.3136

Osage 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

Osage County, Oklahoma Record Dates

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

County Courthouse

Osage County Courthouse
600 Grandview Avenue
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Phone: 918.287-3136

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


Parent County

1907--Osage County was created 16 July 1907 from Osage Indian Lands.
County seat: Pawhuska [2]


Osage County is located in the north-central part of the state. Created at 1907 statehood the county was named for and is home to the Osage tribe and is contiguous with the Osage Nation Reservation. Pawhuska is the county seat. [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [4]

  • Barnsdall
  • Bartlesville (part)
  • Hominy
  • Pawhuska
  • Ponca City (part)
  • Sand Springs (part)
  • Shidler
  • Tulsa (part)
  • Avant
  • Burbank
  • Fairfax
  • Foraker
  • Grainola
  • Osage
  • Prue
  • Skiatook (part)
  • Webb City
  • Wynona
Census-designated place
  • McCord
Unincorporated communities
  • Bowring
  • Carter Nine
  • Gray Horse

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


Individual 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.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 20,101
1920 36,536 81.8%
1930 47,334 29.6%
1940 41,502 −12.3%
1950 33,071 −20.3%
1960 32,441 −1.9%
1970 29,750 −8.3%
1980 39,327 32.2%
1990 41,645 5.9%
2000 44,437 6.7%
2010 47,472 6.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Osage 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • De Noya



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 Osage 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
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Osage 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 Osage 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

Osage County Historical Society Museum
700 N. Lynn Ave.
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Telephone: 918-287-9119

Pawhuska Genealogy Society
301 E. 6th
Pawhuska, OK 74056

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), Osage 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/osage/hist_county.html accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Osage County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)