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United States  Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma  Gotoarrow.png Pottawatomie County

Pottawatomie 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

Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Pottawatomie County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded 1891
County Seat Shawnee
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Address Pottawatomie County Courthouse
325 N. Broadway Street
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801
Phone: 405.273.8222

County Courthouse

Pottawatomie County Courthouse
325 N Broadway Street
Shawnee, OK 74801
Phone: 405.273-8222 

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records;
County Clerk has land records from 1892[1]


Parent County

1891--Pottawatomie County was created in 1891. It was an original county from (Pottawatomie-Shawnee Lands).
County seat: Shawnee [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




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




  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Ada newspapers that may have included Pottawatomie County residents. This database is sometimes free at libraries.



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

Pott County Genealogy Society has lots of indexes for marriages, probate, wills, cemeteries, obits, etc. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okpcgc/index.html


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. Page 562 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).