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Pittsburg 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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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Pittsburgh County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat McAlester
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Address Pittsburgh County Courthouse
115 E. Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, Oklahoma 74501
Phone: 918.423.6865


County Courthouse

Pittsburg County Courthouse
115 E Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, OK 74501
Phone: 918.423-6865 

County Health Department has birth, death and burial records;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records
from 1890; County Clerk has land records from 1890[1]


Parent County

1907--Pittsburg County was created 16 July 1907 from Choctaw Lands.
County seat: McAlester [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

Pittsburg was once Tobucksy County, Choctaw Lands

Mason, Alma Burke and Bennie Lou Coffey Loflin. 1896 Tobucksy County Choctaw Nation Indian Territory. McAlester, OK.: Pittsburg County Genealogical and Historical Society OK, 1988. FHL book 970.3 C451ma


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.



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 Histories

Local histories are available for Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma. 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.





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



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.
  • FamilySearch Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pittsburg 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).


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