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Stephens 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

Stephens County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Stephens 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 Duncan
Address Stephens County Courthouse
101 S. 11th Street #203
Duncan, Oklahoma 73533
Phone: 580.255.0977


County Courthouse

Stephens County Courthouse
101 S 11th Street #203;
Duncan, OK 73533
Phone: 580.255.0977

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


Parent County

1907--Stephens County was created 16 July 1907 from Comanche and Chickasaw Lands.
County seat: Duncan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 173 - Eschiti Cemetery


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


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 Stephens 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.


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

  • ($) has historical newspapers online including Lawton newspapers that may have included Stephens County residents. This database is free at some libraries.


Online Records


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

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 Sites


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