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History

    In the early 1800s Thomas James, Thomas Nuttall, and Washington Irving passed through and wrote their impressions of the region. In 1825 the Osage ceded to the United States the area where the Creek and other tribes would be settled after their removal from southeastern United States. Following the ratification of the Treaty of Washington of 1826, the Creek began their migration from Georgia and Alabama to Indian Territory, locating between the Arkansas and Canadian rivers.
    During the Civil War a site called the Big Pond (located approximately ten miles southeast of present Depew) served as a camp site for Opothleyahola's followers. Nuttall had mentioned this area in his book A Journal of Travels Into the Arkansas Territory, During the Year 1819. During the war a trading post known as Sell's Store provided a temporary headquarters for Confederate Col. Douglas H. Cooper.
    Moman Pruiett, special delegate to the 1906 Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, wanted to name the county Moman, in honor of his mother. However, when the county was established at 1907 statehood, it was named for the Creek tribe. Formerly part of the Creek Nation, Indian Territory

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Oklahoma Birth Certificates

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Oklahoma State Archives

  • Dept. of Libraries
    Third Floor
    200 NE 18th St.
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
    Phone: (405) 522-3579
  • The Oklahoma State Archives provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: Commissioner of Confederate Pensions Applications, 1915-33, Commissioner of Confederate Pensions Pension Files, 1915-49, U.S. District Land Office Homestead Registers, 1889-1908, Oklahoma Supreme Court Applications to the Bar, 1907-42, Oklahoma Board of Medical Examiners Deceased Files, 1907-86, Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Deceased Pharmacist Files, 1907-75, and Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners Inactive License Files, 1921-84.

Oklahoma Genealogical Society Library and Archives

  • 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd.
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-4997
    Phone: (405) 522-5225
  • The Oklahoma Genealogical Society maintains a library and archives that the public is allowed to visit. The Library and Archives contains over 62,000 volumes with emphasis on Oklahoma, Native American, and western history. In addition to these materials -- many of which are rare and out-of-print -- the library also houses a number of special collections.
County Clerk
22 East Dewey Ave., Suite 201
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Phone (918)227-2525
Fax (918)227-5030
Court Clerk
P.O. Box 1410
Sapulpa, OK 74067
Telephone: (918) 227-2525
 

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