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Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Carter County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Carter 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 Ardmore
Courthouse
Address Carter County Courthouse
1st and B Street SW
P.O. Box 1236
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Phone: 580.223.8162


Carter 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 InformationEdit

Carter County, Oklahoma Record DatesEdit

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1930 1895 1907 1907 1908

County CourthouseEdit

Carter County Courthouse
1st & B St SW; PO Box 1236
Ardmore, OK 73401
Phone: 580.223.8162 

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

HistoryEdit

Parent CountyEdit

1907--Carter County was created 16 July 1907 from Chickasaw Lands.
County seat: Ardmore [2]

Boundary ChangesEdit

For animated maps illustrating Oklahoma County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oklahoma County Boundary Maps" (1819-1912) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record LossEdit

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

Places/LocalitiesEdit

Populated Places [3]Edit

CitiesEdit
  • Ardmore (county seat)
  • Healdton
  • Lone Grove
  • Wilson
TownsEdit
  • Dickson
  • Gene Autry
  • Ratliff City
  • Springer
  • Tatums
Unincorporated communitiesEdit
  • Alpers
  • Baum
  • Brock
  • Caldwell Hill
  • Cheek
  • Clemscott
  • Cobalt Junction
  • Countyline
  • Dillard
  • Dripping Springs
  • Dundee
  • Durwood
  • Fox
  • Glenn
  • Graham
  • Hewitt
  • Milo
  • Newport
  • Oil City
  • Old Scott
  • Pooleville
  • Post Oak
  • Provence
  • Pruitt City
  • Reck
  • Rexroat
  • Tussy
  • Wirt
  • Woodford
  • Zaneis

Neighboring CountiesEdit

ResourcesEdit

CemeteriesEdit

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

CensusEdit

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

State Census RecordsEdit
Federal Census RecordsEdit

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

ChurchEdit

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.

CourtEdit

LandEdit

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 HistoriesEdit

Local histories are available for Carter 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.

MapsEdit

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MilitaryEdit

NewspapersEdit

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

ProbateEdit

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 - Carter - Probate records.

Online Records

School RecordsEdit

TaxationEdit

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 RecordsEdit

See also How to order Oklahoma Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oklahoma Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

MarriageEdit

Societies and LibrariesEdit

Family History CentersEdit

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.

Web SitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter County, Oklahoma. Page 557 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Carter County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.