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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ntg98fmFLVcC Altus Times] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1981-2004  
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ntg98fmFLVcC Altus Times] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1981-2004  

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United States  Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma  Gotoarrow.png Jackson County

Jackson 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

Jackson County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Jackson 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 Altus
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Address Hughes County Courthouse
101 N. Main Street
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
Phone: 580.482-4070

County Courthouse

Jackson County Courthouse
101 N Main Street
Altus, OK 73521
Phone: 580.482-4070 

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


Parent County

1907--Jackson County was created 16 July 1907 from Greer County.
County seat: Altus [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.



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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jackson 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.




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

  • Altus Times - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1981-2004
  • Altus Times Democrat - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1920-1980



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), Jackson County, Oklahoma. Page 559 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).