Lincoln County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Lincoln County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded 1891
County Seat Chandler
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
800 Manvel Ave.
Chandler, Oklahoma 74834-0126
Phone: 405.258.1264

Lincoln 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

Lincoln County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1891 1900 1891 1893

County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
800 Manvel Avenue
Chandler, OK 74834-0126
Phone: 405.258-1264

Clerk District Court has marriage,divorce, probate and court records from 1900; County Clerk has land records[1]


Parent County

1891--Lincoln County was created in 1891 from Iowa-Sac-Fox and Pottawatomie-Shawnee lands.
County seat: Chandler [2]


The acquisition of the great Louisiana Territory by the United States in 1803 was very important to the history of Lincoln County. The purchase of this territory from France, of approximately 846,000 square miles, included land that was to become Lincoln County and, in time, a part of the state of Oklahoma. The county seat is Chandler

The center of population for Oklahoma is in Lincoln County, in the town of Sparks. [3]

The name Lincoln County was in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln County was formed on 1891. Chandler is the county seat. The Largest city is Chandler. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [5]

  • Chandler (County Seat)
  • Meeker
  • Prague
  • Stroud
  • Agra
  • Avery
  • Carney
  • Davenport
  • Fallis
  • Kendrick
  • Sparks
  • Tryon
  • Warwick
  • Wellston
Unincorporated Communities
  • Jacktown
  • Midlothian
  • Parkland
  • Rossville

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 136 - Flynn Memorial Park

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
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 27,007
1910 34,779 28.8%
1920 33,406 −3.9%
1930 33,738 1.0%
1940 29,529 −12.5%
1950 22,102 −25.2%
1960 18,783 −15.0%
1970 19,482 3.7%
1980 26,601 36.5%
1990 29,216 9.8%
2000 32,080 9.8%
2010 34,273 6.8%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


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

Lincoln County Historical Society and Museum of Pioneer History
717 Manvel Avenue
Chandler, OK 74834
Telephone: 405-258-2425
FAX: 405-258-1809

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), Lincoln 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).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Lincoln County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.