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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mayes County, Oklahoma|Mayes County]]''
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Mayes County'''''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mayes County
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| county_map = Ok-mayes.png
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| state = Oklahoma
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| state_map = OK-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Oklahoma County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1907
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| founded date = July 16
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| seat = Pryor
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| building image =
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| building image cap =
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| building address = [http://mayes.okcounties.org/ Mayes County Courthouse]<br>NE 1st Adair<br>Pryor, Oklahoma 74361<br> Phone: 918.825.2426
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}}
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Mayes 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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{{Click|Image:OK_ORP.png|Oklahoma Online Genealogy Records}}
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== County Information ==
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=== Mayes County, Oklahoma Record Dates ===
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|-
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mayes County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mayes County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mayes County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mayes County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Mayes County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mayes County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1902
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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|}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://mayes.okcounties.org/ Mayes County Courthouse]<br> NE 1st Adair<br> Pryor, OK 74361<br> Phone: 918.825-2426&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907; <br>County Clerk has land records from 1907; County Treasurer has tax records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mayes County, Oklahoma. Page 560 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://mayes.okcounties.org/ Mayes County Courthouse]<br> NE 1st Adair<br> Pryor, OK 74361<br> Phone: 918.825-2426<br><br>Clerk Circuit has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907; <br>County Clerk has land records from 1907; <br>County Treasurer has tax records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mayes County, Oklahoma. Page 560 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1907--'''Mayes County was created 16 July 1907 from Cherokee lands.<br>'''County seat: '''Pryor <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1907--'''Mayes County was created 16 July 1907 from Cherokee lands.<br>'''County seat: '''Pryor <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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Mayes County is located near the northeastern corner of Oklahoma. The county  name honors Cherokee Chief Samuel Houston Mayes.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/mayes/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> Its county seat is Pryor Creek.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayes_County,_Oklahoma  accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OK_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Oklahoma Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Populated Places<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mayes County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayes_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref> ====
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=====City=====
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*Pryor Creek (county seat)
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*Towns[edit]
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*Adair
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*Chouteau
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*Disney
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*Grand Lake Towne
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*Hoot Owl
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*Langley
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*Locust Grove
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*Pensacola
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*Salina
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*Spavinaw
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*Sportsmen Acres
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*Strang
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{{div col end}}
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=====Census-designated places=====
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*Ballou
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*Cedar Crest
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*Iron Post
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*Kenwood
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*Mazie
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*Murphy
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*Pin Oak Acres
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*Pump Back
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*Rose
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*Sams Corner
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*Snake Creek
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*Sportsmen Acres Community
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*Wickliffe
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{{div col end}}
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=====Unincorporated communities=====
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*Boatman
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*Cedar Crest
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*Mazie
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*Murphy
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*Pin Oaks Acres
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cherokee County, Oklahoma|Cheroke]]  
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*[[Cherokee County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cheroke]]  
*[[Craig County, Oklahoma|Craig]]  
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*[[Craig County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Craig]]  
*[[Delaware County, Oklahoma|Delaware]]  
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*[[Delaware County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Delaware]]  
*[[Rogers County, Oklahoma|Rogers]]  
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*[[Rogers County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Rogers]]  
*[[Wagoner County, Oklahoma|Wagoner]]
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*[[Wagoner County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Wagoner]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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====American Indians====
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'''''Census'''''
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*'''1851 - 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8810 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Censuses and Rolls, 1851-1959] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1895 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2976 U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1898 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60543 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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'''''Land and Property'''''
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*'''1884 - 1934''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3999 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Land Allotment Jackets for Five Civilized Tribes, 1884-1934] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1889''' [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*'''1899 - 1907''' {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Census ====
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{| width="70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2176&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1084178|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2176 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okgenweb.org/~okmayes/cemetery.htm OKGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mayes+Oklahoma&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oklahoma&county=Mayes&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/mayes/mayes.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/mayes.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=46 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okcemeteries.net/mayes/mayes.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Oklahoma Cemeteries|Oklahoma Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayes_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |13596
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|1920 |16829
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|1930 |17883
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|1940 |21668
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|1950 |19743
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|1960 |20073
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|1970 |23302
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|1980 |32261
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|1990 |33366
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|2000 |38369
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|2010 |41259
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}}
  
 
{{Census|Oklahoma}}
 
{{Census|Oklahoma}}
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===== State Census Records =====
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*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
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*1890 and 1907 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8925 Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and image ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]].
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{OK Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{OK Land Intro}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*1889 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats, 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/elreno El Reno Homesteader Filings] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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For more information see [[Oklahoma Land and Property]]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{OK History Intro}}
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[http://catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/2714714.html 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<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/ Maps n More] - county and township maps.
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*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
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[[Image:Okmayes.jpg|900px|Okmayes.jpg|400px]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 
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===== Revolutionary War =====
===== Civil War =====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== Civil War =====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9236 Oklahoma, Confederate Pension Index, 1915-1955] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
 
===== Civil War Battle  =====
 
===== Civil War Battle  =====
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The following '''Civil War Battle''' was fought in Mayes County:
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*July 1-2, 1863 [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ok006.htm Cabin Creek<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ok006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012)</ref>]<br>
  
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Mayes County
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/OKmap.htm Map] showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma<br>
 
 
*July 1-2, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ok006.htm Cabin Creek<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ok006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012)</ref>]<br>
 
  
[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/OKmap.htm Map] showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma<br>
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===== WWI =====
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== WWII =====
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/mildeaths Oklahoma Military Deaths] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Oklahoma newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=OklahomaHistorical Oklahoma State Historical Society] - catalog of known Oklahoma newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Mayes}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1887 – 2008''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records 1887-2008] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images<br>
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====School Records====
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*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{OK Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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=====Births=====
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''Online Birth Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Early Oklahoma Birth Records]
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=====Marriages=====
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1841 - 1927''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only.
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30202/oklahoma-marriages-1870-1930?s=218489221 Oklahoma, Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://myheritage.com My Heritage] index ($)
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*'''1889 - 1951''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
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*'''1890 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
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=====Deaths=====
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''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
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*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1936 - 2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry], incomplete ($}
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=====Divorces=====
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''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1923 - 1942''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/divorce Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Divorce Index, 1923-1942]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Mayes County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 924<br>Chouteau 74337<br><br>
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'''Mayes County Historical Society'''<br>Rt. 1, Box 231<br>Chouteau 74337<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Mayes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Mayes|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
{{reflist}}
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{{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}}
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{{reflist}}  
{{Oklahoma-stub}}
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[[Category:Mayes_County,_Oklahoma]]
 
[[Category:Mayes_County,_Oklahoma]]

Latest revision as of 17:41, 13 July 2017

United States Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma Gotoarrow.png Mayes County

Mayes County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Mayes County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Pryor
Courthouse
Address Mayes County Courthouse
NE 1st Adair
Pryor, Oklahoma 74361
Phone: 918.825.2426


Mayes 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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County Information

Mayes County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1902 1907 1903 1907

County Courthouse

Mayes County Courthouse
NE 1st Adair
Pryor, OK 74361
Phone: 918.825-2426

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

History

Parent County

1907--Mayes County was created 16 July 1907 from Cherokee lands.
County seat: Pryor [2]

Description

Mayes County is located near the northeastern corner of Oklahoma. The county name honors Cherokee Chief Samuel Houston Mayes.[3] Its county seat is Pryor Creek. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places[5]

City
  • Pryor Creek (county seat)
  • Towns[edit]
  • Adair
  • Chouteau
  • Disney
  • Grand Lake Towne
  • Hoot Owl
  • Langley
  • Locust Grove
  • Pensacola
  • Salina
  • Spavinaw
  • Sportsmen Acres
  • Strang
Census-designated places
  • Ballou
  • Cedar Crest
  • Iron Post
  • Kenwood
  • Mazie
  • Murphy
  • Pin Oak Acres
  • Pump Back
  • Rose
  • Sams Corner
  • Snake Creek
  • Sportsmen Acres Community
  • Wickliffe
Unincorporated communities
  • Boatman
  • Cedar Crest
  • Mazie
  • Murphy
  • Pin Oaks Acres

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 13,596
1920 16,829 23.8%
1930 17,883 6.3%
1940 21,668 21.2%
1950 19,743 −8.9%
1960 20,073 1.7%
1970 23,302 16.1%
1980 32,261 38.4%
1990 33,366 3.4%
2000 38,369 15.0%
2010 41,259 7.5%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Mayes 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

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

Land

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 Mayes 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

Maps

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Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Mayes County:

Map showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma

WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

Probate

Online Records

School Records

Taxation

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

Births

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Mayes County Genealogical Society
PO Box 924
Chouteau 74337

Mayes County Historical Society
Rt. 1, Box 231
Chouteau 74337


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.

Websites

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mayes County, Oklahoma. Page 560 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. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/mayes/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayes_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Mayes County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayes_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)