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Harmon County, Oklahoma
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Map of Oklahoma highlighting Harmon County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 2, 1909
County Seat Hollis
Courthouse
OklahomaHarmonCourthouse.jpg
Address Harmon County Courthouse
County Courthouse
114 W. Hollis
Hollis, Oklahoma 73550
Phone: 580.688-3658


Harmon 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

Harmon County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1909 1909 1910 1909 1909

County Courthouse

Harmon County Courthouse
County Courthouse;
114 W Hollis;
Hollis, OK 73550
Phone: 580.688-3658

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1909--Harmon County was created 2 June 1909 from Greer County. Many records from the area registered prior to this date can be found in Greer County.
County seat: Hollis [2]

Description

Founded in 1909. The new county was named in honor of Judson Harmon, who was Governor of Ohio at the time. The County Seat is Hollis. [3]

Boundary Changes

Prior to 1909, Harmon County was a part of Greer County, Texas. Not until this year did a Supreme Court decision officially declare the area part of Oklahoma. As such, some records prior to this date may be found in Texas registers.

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [4]

  • Arnett
  • Gould
  • Hollis (county seat)
  • McQueen
  • Vinson

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

Cemetery indexes and transcriptions

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

Funeral Home records

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 11,328
1920 11,261 −0.6%
1930 13,834 22.8%
1940 10,019 −27.6%
1950 8,079 −19.4%
1960 5,853 −27.6%
1970 5,136 −12.3%
1980 4,519 −12.0%
1990 3,793 −16.1%
2000 3,283 −13.4%
2010 2,922 −11.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Harmon 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.

Land records from 1909 are available in the County Courthouse and in the local County History Museum, both in Hollis.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Harmon 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.

  • Belle, Dean. Planning the Route, Harmon County, Oklahoma History (Harmon County Historical Association, 1980).
  • Carter, Edith. Planning Route 2, Harmon County, Oklahoma History (Altus Printing Company, 1987).

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 Harmon County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Microfilms of many editions of these historical newspapers are available at the Harmon County Library in Hollis.

Probate

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.

Tax records from 1909 can be found at the County Courthouse in Hollis, though the local historical society stores many of these log books in the County History museum. Just ask to see them if you wish.

Vital Records

The County Courthouse has birth, marriage, and death records from 1909.

Births

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriage

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Harmon County Genealogical Society
102 W. Broadway Str.
Hollis, OK 73550
Telephone: 580-688-9545
Fax: 580-688-2622
E-mail:harcomuseum@pldi.net
Website

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society
PO Box 148
Lawton, OK 73502
Website




Hollis Public Library
W. Broadway and 2nd Street
Hollis,OK 73550
Telephone: 580-688-2744
Fax: 580-688-9736
Toll free: 888-554-5358
E-mail:hpl@spls.lib.ok.us

Harmon County Courthouse
114 N. First
Hollis, Oklahoma 73550
Telephone: 580-688-3617


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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harmon 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).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/greer/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Harmon County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmon_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.