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McIntosh County, Oklahoma
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Map of Oklahoma highlighting McIntosh County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Eufaula
Courthouse
OklahomaMcIntoshCourthouse.jpg
Address McIntosh County County
110 N. 1st Street
Eufaula, Oklahoma 74432
Phone: 918.689.2741


McIntosh 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

McIntosh County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1905 1907 1907 1907 1907

County Courthouse

McIntosh County County
110 N 1st Street
Eufaula, OK 74432
Phone: 918.689-2741

County Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1918 and land records; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907[1]

History

Parent County

1907--McIntosh County was created 16 July 1907 from Creek Lands.
County seat: Eufaula [2]

Description

Located in eastern Oklahoma. Named for the influential Creek family of McIntoshes. McIntosh county was originally a part of the Creek Nation and was named in honor of the McIntosh family.[3] McCurtain County was created 1907. The Largest city is Checotah. The County seat is Eufaula.[4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

Cities
  • Checotah
  • Eufaula (county seat)
Towns
  • Hanna
  • Hitchita
  • Rentiesville
  • Stidham
Census-designated places
  • Duchess Landing
  • Shady Grove
  • Texanna
Unincorporated communities
  • Lenna
  • Shady Grove
  • Texanna
  • Vernon

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

An index of cemeteries in McIntosh county is available the the Family History Library.

Cemeteries in McIntosh, Oklahoma
Cemetery Name
Nearest Municipality
Hitchita Lackey Cemetery
Hitchita
Indian Cemetery
Hitchita
Ridley Cemetery
Hitchita
Council Hill
Hitchita


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.  %±
1910 20,961
1920 26,404 26.0%
1930 24,924 −5.6%
1940 24,097 −3.3%
1950 17,829 −26.0%
1960 12,371 −30.6%
1970 12,472 0.8%
1980 15,562 24.8%
1990 16,779 7.8%
2000 19,456 16.0%
2010 20,252 4.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing McIntosh 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 McIntosh 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.

Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1922

Maps

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Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in McIntosh County:

Map showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma

WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as McIntosh 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

Lake Eufaula Area Genealogical Society
PO Box 1035
Eufaula, OK 74423


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.

Websites

  • 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), McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Page 561 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/mcintosh/countyhistory.html accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "McIntosh County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)