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History

    Jefferson County was named for President Thomas Jefferson, this county was created from a portion of Comanche county in Oklahoma Territory and the southwestern corner of the Chickasaw Nation. Ryan is the site of the first Jefferson County courthouse, which was built in 1894 by the Chickasaw Nation. However at statehood, Waurika was named the county seat, due to it being on the 98th Meridian, which served as the dividing line between Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory which ran through Waurika.

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Jefferson County Cemetery Listings

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Oklahoma Birth Certificates

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State of Oklahoma Genealogy Records Guide

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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
220 North Main St., Room 302
Waurika, OK 73573
Phone (580)228-2029
Court Clerk
220 North Main St.
Waurika, OK 73573
Phone (580)228-2061
 

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