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United States  Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma  Gotoarrow.png Cotton County

Cotton 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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Online Records

Cotton County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Cotton County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded August 27, 1912
County Seat Walters
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Address Cotton County Courthouse
301 N. Broadway Street
Walters, Oklahoma 73572-1271
Phone: 580.875-3026

County Courthouse

Cotton County Courthouse
301 N Broadway Street
Walters, OK 73572-1271
Phone: 580.875-3026

County Clerk has birth records 1912-1945,
divorce and land records, surveys and school census records;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, proabte and court records[1]


Parent County

1912--Cotton County was created 27 August 1912 from Comanche County.  County seat: Walters [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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.



Local Histories




  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Lawton newspapers that may have included Cotton County residents. This database is free at some libraries.



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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cotton County, Oklahoma. Page 558 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).