Creek County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Creek County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Creek 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 Sapulpa
Courthouse
Address Creek County Courthouse
317 E. Lee Ave.
Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74066
Phone: 918.227-2525


Creek 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

Creek County, Oklahoma Record Dates

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

County Courthouse

Creek County Courthouse
317 E Lee Avenue
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Phone: 918.227-2525

Clerk Court has marriage records from 1907,
divorce, probate and court records; County Clerk
has land records from 1907; District Court in Bristow
has their marriage and divorce records County Court
Clerk in Drumright has their marriage and divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [2]

Cities
  • Bristow
  • Drumright (partly in Payne County, Oklahoma}
  • Mannford
  • Oilton
  • Sapulpa (county seat) (partly in Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
  • Stroud
Towns
  • Depew
  • Kellyville
  • Kiefer
  • Lawrence Creek
  • Mounds
  • Shamrock
  • Slick
Unincorporated communities
  • Bowden
  • Gypsy
  • Hilton
  • Milfay
  • Oakhurst
  • Olive
  • Silver City

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
KSGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 26,223
1920 62,480 138.3%
1930 64,115 2.6%
1940 55,503 −13.4%
1950 43,143 −22.3%
1960 40,495 −6.1%
1970 45,532 12.4%
1980 59,016 29.6%
1990 60,915 3.2%
2000 67,317 10.5%
2010 69,967 3.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

State Census Records
Federal Census Records

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

Land

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

Local histories are available for Creek 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

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Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

Probate

In most counties in Oklahoma, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Oklahoma - Creek - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records

Taxation

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

Births

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

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), Creek County, Oklahoma. Page 558 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Creek County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creek_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.