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== Libraries, Museums and Societies  ==
== Libraries, Museums and Societies  ==
==== Libraries<br> ====
==== Libraries<br> ====
The [http://www.oklibrary.net/default.htm Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma] serves several counties, including McCurtain.
The [http://www.oklibrary.net/default.htm Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma] serves several counties, including McCurtain.  
Individual libraries are:  
Individual libraries are:  
*[http://www.oklibrary.net/Broken%20Bow/index.htm Broken Bow Public Library]
*[http://www.oklibrary.net/Broken%20Bow/index.htm Broken Bow Public Library]  
*[http://www.oklibrary.net/Idabel/index.htm Idabel Public Library]
*[http://www.oklibrary.net/Idabel/index.htm Idabel Public Library]  
*[http://www.oklibrary.net/valliant/index.htm Mattie Terry Public Library] (Valliant)<br>
*[http://www.oklibrary.net/valliant/index.htm Mattie Terry Public Library] (Valliant)<br>
==== Museums ====
==== Museums ====
[http://www.museumoftheredriver.org/ Museum of the Red River], Idabel<br>
[http://www.museumoftheredriver.org/ Museum of the Red River], Idabel<br>  
==== Societies<br>  ====
==== Societies<br>  ====
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[http://www.orgsites.com/ok/mchs/ McCurtain County Historical Society]  
[http://www.orgsites.com/ok/mchs/ McCurtain County Historical Society]  
==== Family History Centers  ====
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Web Sites  ==
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 03:29, 20 June 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma  Gotoarrow.png McCurtain County

McCurtain 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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McCurtain County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting McCurtain 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 Idabel
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address McCurtain County Courthouse
108 N. Central Ave.
Idabel, Oklahoma 74745
Phone: 580.286.2370

County Courthouse

McCurtain County Courthouse
108 N Central Avenue
Idabel, OK 74745
Phone: 580.286-2370 

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


Parent County

1907--McCurtain County was created 16 July 1907 from Choctaw Lands.
County seat: Idabel [2]

See the McCurtain County entry of the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture for a brief history.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Alikchi, America, Battiest, Beachton, Bethel, Bokhoma, Boss, Broken Bow, Buck Creek Landing, Burwell, Clebit, Crossroads, Doaksville (historical), Eagletown, Eastport, Farmers Hill, Felker, Garvin, Glover, Golden, Goodlake, Goodwater, Harris, Haworth, Hill Chapel, Hochatown, Holly Creek, Idabel, Iron Stob Corner, Kulli, Kullituklo, Lukfata, Millerton, Moon, Mound Grove, Mount Herman, Mount Zion, Nani-chito, North Pole, Oak Hill, Pickens, Plainview, Pleasant Hill, Plunketville, Redland, Ringold, Rufe, Sherwood, Shinewell, Shults, Slim, Smithville, Steel Junction, Stephens Gap, Tiner, Tom, Ultima Thule, Valliant, Watson,Wright City[3]

Neighboring Counties




Battiest, Beachton, Beechtree, Bethel, Big Lick, Bohanan, Bokhoma, Broken Bow, Buffalo, Byrms, Canfield, Clear Creek, Crown Hill, Cusher, Denison, Eagletown, Eastport, Forest Hill, Harris, Harris Mill, Haworth, Hochatown, Joe Slater Memorial, Kulli Tuklo, Kulli-Chito, Lukfata, Manning, Milton, Miners, Moran, Mountain Fork, Naniah Chito, Nani-Chito, Oka Achukma, Old Bohanan, Old Panther, Old Smithville, Panki Bok, Parson, Parsons, Philadelphia, Pine Ridge, Pruitt's Field, Redland, Ringold, Rufe, Sand Hill, Sherwood, Smithville, Sweet Home, Thomas Chapel, Tohwali, Tonka, Valliant, Valliant Upton, Waterhole, Watson, Watsons Memorial, Wheelock, Wilson Chapel, Wright City, Yasho

McCurtain County Cemeteries at Findagrave.com

McCurtain County Cemetery Locations - Satellite Views


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


A brief history of Wheelock Seminary, part of the Wheelock Mission church can be found in the Chronicles of Oklahoma.


Oklahoma Public Court Records


Local Histories

McCurtain County and Southeast Oklahoma : History, Biography, Statistics, a Complete Church, Lodge, School, Professional, Business and Trade Directory of the County

The Choctaw Freedmen and the Story of Oak Hill Industrial Academy, Valliant, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, now called the Alice Lee Elliott Memorial...




Historic Newspapers (no longer published)

Here are the known McCurtain County newspapers, along with where they were published and their years of publication. See the Chronicling America and Worldcat websites for libraries and institutions that may hold copies or microfilm.

  • Acme News, Broken Bow, 1912-1913
  • American Socialist, Garvin, 1910-191?
  • B B Developer, Broken Bow, 1911-1913
  • Beacon-Times, Idabel, 1911-191?
  • Broken Bow News and McCurtain County News-Graphic, Broken Bow, 1973-1976
  • Broken Bow News, Broken Bow, 1913-1973
  • Broken Bow News-Graphic, Broken Bow, 1976-1976
  • Challenger, Valliant, 1968-1981
  • Daily Beacon-Times, Idabel, 1913-191?
  • Democrat Record and Beacon-Times, Idabel, 1914-1915
  • Democrat-Record, Idabel, 1910-1914
  • Democrat-Record, Idabel, 1915-191?
  • Garvin Graphic, Garvin, 1903-1919
  • Garvin Pioneer, Garvin, 190?-191?
  • Haworth Herald, Haworth, 1912-192?
  • Idabel News, Idabel, 1919-1922
  • Idabel Signal, Idabel, 1905-190?
  • Little Dixie Beacon, Idabel, 1967-19??
  • McCurtain County American, Smithville, 1907-190?
  • McCurtain County Beacon, Idabel, 1911-1911
  • McCurtain County Journal, Valliant, 1981-1983
  • McCurtain County Record, Valliant, 19??-195?
  • McCurtain Daily Gazette, Idabel, 1969-1972
  • McCurtain Democrat, Idabel, 1922-194?
  • McCurtain Gazette, Idabel, 1907-1969
  • McCurtain Gazette, Idabel, 1972-1978
  • McCurtain Record, Valliant, 1908-1910
  • McCurtain Weekly Gazette, Idabel, 1969-1972
  • Methodist Herald, Broken Bow, 1921-1921
  • Millerton Progress, Millerton, 1908-1910
  • Millerton Progress-News, Millerton, 190?-1908
  • The-Signal, Idabel, 1905-1905
  • Valliant News, Valliant, 1904-190?
  • Valliant Times, Valliant, 1910-1911
  • Valliant Tribune, Valliant, 1911-194?

Historic Newspapers available online

The website Gateway to Oklahoma History has digitized a few issues of McCurtain County newspapers from the early 1900s, including:

Current Newspapers

  • Broken Bow News, Broken Bow, 1976-Current
  • Southeast Times, Broken Bow, 1988-Current
  • McCurtain Daily Gazette, Idabel, 1978-Current
  • McCurtain Sunday Gazette and Broken Bow News, Idabel, 1977-Current
  • Valliant Leader, Valliant, 1983-Current. A few issues of the Valliant Leader from 2005-2007 have been digitized by Google Newspapers.



Vital Records

Libraries, Museums and Societies


The Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma serves several counties, including McCurtain.

Individual libraries are:


Museum of the Red River, Idabel


The Kiamichi Country Genealogy Society (Broken Bow) has published the newsletter Kiamichian since 1990. See worldcat.org for libraries' holdings and PERSI (within HeritageQuest) for a catalog of their subjects.

McCurtain County Genealogical Society has published the newsletter Intikba since 1985. See worldcat.org for libraries' holdings and PERSI (within HeritageQuest) for a catalog of their subjects.

McCurtain County Historical Society

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Page 561 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. US Geographic Names Server website