Sequoyah County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Sequoyah County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Sallisaw
Address Sequoyah County Courthouse
120 E. Chickasaw Ave.
Box 8
Sallisaw, Oklahoma 74955
Phone: 918.775.4517

Sequoyah 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

Sequoyah County, Oklahoma Record Dates

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

County Courthouse

Sequoyah County Courthouse
120 E Chickasaw Ave Box 8
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Phone: 918.775.4517

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


Parent County

1907--Sequoyah County was created 16 July 1907 from Cherokee Indian Lands.
County seat: Sallisaw [2]


Sequoyah County is named for the Sequoyah District of the Cherokee Nation and for Sequoyah (George Guess), who invented a syllabary (alphabet) that brought literacy to the Cherokee in the early nineteenth century.[3] Sequoyah County was created in 1907. The county seat is Sallisaw. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [5]

  • Sallisaw (county seat)
  • Gans
  • Gore
  • Marble City
  • Moffett
  • Muldrow
  • Paradise Hill
  • Roland
  • Vian
Census-designated places
  • Akins
  • Belfonte
  • Brent
  • Brushy
  • Carlisle
  • Dwight Mission
  • Evening Shade
  • Flute Springs
  • Long
  • Marble City Community
  • McKey
  • Notchietown
  • Pinhook Corners
  • Redbird Smith
  • Remy
  • Short
  • Stony Point
  • Sycamore
Unincorporated communities
  • Cottonwood
  • Redland

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


Akins Cemetery, Peters Cemetery, Sallisaw City Cemetery, Vian Garden of Memories

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 25,005
1920 26,786 7.1%
1930 19,505 −27.2%
1940 23,138 18.6%
1950 19,773 −14.5%
1960 18,001 −9.0%
1970 23,370 29.8%
1980 30,749 31.6%
1990 33,828 10.0%
2000 38,972 15.2%
2010 42,391 8.8%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Sequoyah 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 Sequoyah 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


Sequoyah County, OK


Revolutionary War
Civil War


Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

Sequoyah Genealogical Society
101 East Cherokee
Sallisaw, OK 74955

Sequoyah County Historical Society
PO Box 305
Sallisaw, Ok 74955

Muldrow Genealogical Society
PO Box 1253
Muldrow, OK 74938

Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library, Sallisaw

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.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. Page 562 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, "Sequoyah County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.