Grady County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Grady County

Guide to Grady County, Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Chickasha
Organized: July 16, 1907
Parent County(s): Chickasaw Lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Caddo  • Canadian  • Cleveland  • Comanche  • Garvin  • McClain  • Stephens
See County Maps
Location Map

County Information


Grady County began July 16, 1907. It was named for Henry W. Grady, who was the editor of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper. Chickasha is the county seat, and it was established in 1892. [2]

County Courthouse

Grady County Courthouse
326 W Choctaw Street
P.O. Box 1009
Chickasha, Oklahoma 73023
Phone: 405.224-7388
Grady County Website

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

Grady County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1907 1903 1907 1907

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Grady County, Oklahoma:[3]

  • Alex
  • Amber
  • Bradley
  • Blanchard
  • Bridge Creek
  • Chickasha (county seat)
  • Cox City
  • Middleberg
  • Minco
  • Ninnekah
  • Norge
  • Pocasset
  • Rush Springs
  • Tabler
  • Tuttle
  • Verden

History Timeline


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Grady County, Oklahoma online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information


Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 30,309
1920 33,943 12.0%
1930 47,638 40.3%
1940 41,116 −13.7%
1950 34,872 −15.2%
1960 29,590 −15.1%
1970 29,354 −0.8%
1980 39,490 34.5%
1990 41,747 5.7%
2000 45,516 9.0%
2010 52,431 15.2%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Grady County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census.

State Census Records

Church Records

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.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

American Indians


Land and Property

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

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 Grady 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.

Maps and Gazetteers



Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship


Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Grady County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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


Other Records


Probate Records

In most counties in Oklahoma, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Oklahoma - Grady - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records

Tax 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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these 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

Research Facilities


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.




Grady County Genealogical Society
PO Box 792
Chickasha, OK 73023

Grady County Historical Society
415 W Chickasha Ave
Chickasha, OK 73018
Telephone: 405-224-6480


Research Guides


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. accessed 09/29/2016
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Grady County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.