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Grady County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Grady County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Chickasha
Address Grady County Courthouse
326 W Choctaw Street
P.O. Box 1009
Chickasha, Oklahoma 73023
Phone: 405.224-7388

Grady 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.


County Information

Grady County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1907 1907 1903 1907

County Courthouse

Grady County Courthouse
326 W Choctaw Street; PO Box 1009;
Chickasha, OK 73023
Phone: 405.224-7388

County Clerk has burial and military records from 1907;
Clerk Court has marriage, division, land, probate and court records from 1907[1]


Parent County

1907--Grady County was created 16 July 1907 from Chickasaw Lands.
County seat: Chickasha [2]


Grady County began July 16, 1907 when it was formed from Caddo and Comanche counties. It was named for Henry W. Grady, who was the editor of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper. The northern edge of Grady County is the beginning of the old Chickasaw Nation. Very few Native Americans lived there, and the land was inhabited by cattlemen. Many of the cattlemen married Chickasaw women, and were adopted members of the tribe. Some operated their farms and ranches illegally.

Chickasha is the county seat, and it was established in 1892 with the arrival of the Rock Island railroad. [3]

The Largest city is Chicksasha. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [5]

  • Alex
  • Amber
  • Bradley
  • Blanchard
  • Bridge Creek
  • Chickasha (county seat)
  • Cox City
  • Middleberg
  • Minco
  • Ninnekah
  • Norge
  • Pocasset
  • Rush Springs
  • Tabler
  • Tuttle
  • Verden

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 134 - Halcum Cemetery

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 30,309
1920 33,943 12.0%
1930 47,638 40.3%
1940 41,116 −13.7%
1950 34,872 −15.2%
1960 29,590 −15.1%
1970 29,354 −0.8%
1980 39,490 34.5%
1990 41,747 5.7%
2000 45,516 9.0%
2010 52,431 15.2%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Grady 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 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.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Grady 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.




Revolutionary War
Civil War


Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

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


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 - Grady - Probate records.

Online Records

School 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


Online Birth Records Indexes and Images


Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images


Online Death Records Indexes and Images


Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Grady County Genealogical Society
PO Box 792
Chickasha 73023

Grady County Historical Society
415 W Chickasha Ave
Chickasha, OK 73018
Telephone: 405-224-6480

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), Grady County, Oklahoma. Page 559 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).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Grady County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.