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Jackson County, Oklahoma
Map
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.
Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Altus
Courthouse
Jackson County Courthouse, Oklahoma.jpg
Address Jackson County Courthouse
101 N. Main Street
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
Phone: 580.482-4070


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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County Information[edit | edit source]

Jackson County, Oklahoma Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1907 1907 1898 1907

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1907--Jackson County was created 16 July 1907 from Greer County.
County seat: Altus [2]

Description[edit | edit source]

Jackson County is located in southwestern Oklahoma. Altus is the county seat. The county was named after two notable southerners, Pres. Andrew Jackson and Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.[3] Jackson County was formed from part of Old Greer County in 1907. [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places [5][edit | edit source]

  • Altus (county seat)
  • Blair
  • East Duke
  • Eldorado
  • Elmer
  • Friendship
  • Headrick
  • Martha
  • Olustee

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

American Indians[edit | edit source]

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 23,737
1920 22,141 −6.7%
1930 28,910 30.6%
1940 22,708 −21.5%
1950 20,082 −11.6%
1960 29,736 48.1%
1970 30,902 3.9%
1980 30,356 −1.8%
1990 28,764 −5.2%
2000 28,439 −1.1%
2010 26,446 −7.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

State Census Records[edit | edit source]
Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Okjackson.jpg

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
WWI[edit | edit source]
WWII[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces[edit | edit source]

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Western Trail Historical Society
PO Box 11
Altus, OK 73522
Website

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society
PO Box 148
Lawton, Oklahoma 73502
Website



Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  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).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/jackson/countyhistory.html accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Jackson County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.