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Kiowa County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Kiowa County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1901
County Seat Hobart
Courthouse
Address Kiowa County Courthouse
16 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 73
Hobart, Oklahoma 73651
Phone: 580.726-5286


Kiowa 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

Kiowa County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1901 1907 1901 1901

County Courthouse

Kiowa County Courthouse
316 S Main; PO Box 73
Hobart, OK 73651
Phone: 580.726-5286

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1905; County Clerk has burial, land and military records from 1905[1]

History

Parent County

1901--Kiowa County was created in 1901 from Kiowa-Comanche-Apache and Caddo-Wichita lands.
County seat: Hobart [2]

Description

Kiowa County lies in the southwestern portion of Oklahoma.[3] Kiowas County was formed in July 8, 1901. Hobart is the county seat. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

  • Babbs
  • Cooperton
  • Gotebo
  • Hobart (county seat)
  • Lone Wolf
  • Lugert
  • Mountain Park
  • Mountain View
  • Roosevelt
  • Saddle Mountain
  • Snyder

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
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 27,526
1920 23,094 −16.1%
1930 29,630 28.3%
1940 22,817 −23.0%
1950 18,926 −17.1%
1960 14,825 −21.7%
1970 12,532 −15.5%
1980 12,711 1.4%
1990 11,347 −10.7%
2000 10,227 −9.9%
2010 9,446 −7.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Kiowa 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 Kiowa 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

Okkiowa.jpg

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 Kiowa County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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

Probate

Online Records


Probate records may also be available by contacting the County Clerk's office.

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

See the article Oklahoma Vital Records for information about birth and death records. These records are kept at the State level.

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

Kiowa County Genealogical Society
PO Box 191
Hobart, OK 73651
E-mail:gbchain@sbcglobal.net
Website


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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kiowa County, Oklahoma. Page 560 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/kiowa/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiowa_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Kiowa County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiowa_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.