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Logan County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1890
County Seat Guthrie
Courthouse
OklahomaLoganCourthouse.jpg
Address Logan County Courthouse
301 E. Harrison Ave.
Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044
Phone: 405.282.0266


Logan 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

Logan County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1890 1890 1894 1890

County Courthouse

Logan County Courthouse
301 E Harrison Avenue
Guthrie, OK 73044
Phone: 405.282-0266

Clerk Court has marriage records from 1889, divorce, probate court records; County Clerk has land records from 1889[1]

History

Parent County

1890--Logan County was created in 1890. It was an original county.
County seat: Guthrie [2]

Description

Logan County was created 1890. The town of Guthrie was designated as the county seat. The county was named on August 5, 1890 for U. S. Senator, John A. Logan, of Illinois. [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places[4]

Cities
  • Cedar Valley
  • Crescent
  • Guthrie (county seat)
Towns
  • Cashion
  • Cimarron City
  • Coyle
  • Langston
  • Marshall
  • Meridian
  • Mulhall
  • Orlando
Unincorporated communities
  • Seward

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 152 - Morris Heights Cemetery

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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 26,563
1910 31,740 19.5%
1920 27,550 −13.2%
1930 27,761 0.8%
1940 25,245 −9.1%
1950 22,170 −12.2%
1960 18,662 −15.8%
1970 19,645 5.3%
1980 26,881 36.8%
1990 29,011 7.9%
2000 33,924 16.9%
2010 41,848 23.4%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Logan 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.

The County Clerk has the land records from 1889 to present.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Logan 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 Logan County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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.

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

Logan County Genealogical Society
406 E. Oklahoma
Guthrie, OK 73044
Website

Logan County Historical Society
​PO Box 1512
Guthrie, OK 73044
Telephone: 405-215-9700
E-mail:amy.lchsok@yahoo.com
Website

Logan County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1419
Guthrie 73044
E-mail:neldab@cox.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

References

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