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Revision as of 23:29, 21 June 2013

This article is about a northeast county of Oklahoma. For other uses, see Delaware (disambiguation).

United States  Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma  Gotoarrow.png Delaware County

Delaware 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.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Oklahoma
Online Records

Delaware County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Delaware 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 Jay
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Address Delaware County Courthouse
327 N. 5th Street
Jay, Oklahoma 74346
Phone: 918.253.4420

County Courthouse

Delaware County Courthouse
237 N 5th St;
Jay, OK 74346
Phone: 918.253.4420

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


Parent County

1907--Delaware County was created 16 July 1907 from Cherokee Lands. County seat: Jay [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






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



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Delaware County

October 22, 1862 = Old Fort Wayne[3] also known as Beatties Prairie, Beaty’s Prairie

Map showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma




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), Delaware 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).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)