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Tillman County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Tillman County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Frederick
Address Tillman County Courthouse
201 N. 10th Street
Frederick, Oklahoma 73542
Phone: 580.335.3421

Tillman 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

Tillman County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1917 1907 1907 1902 1907

County Courthouse

Tillman County Courthouse
201 N 10th Street
Frederick, OK 73542
Phone: 580.335-3421

Clerk Court has military, divorce, probate and court records 1907;
County Clerk has land record from 1907[1]


Parent County

  • 1907--Tillman County was created 16 July 1907 from Comanche and Kiowa Counties.
  • County seat: Frederick [2]


Located in southwestern Oklahoma, Tillman County was organized at 1907 statehood from a portion of Comanche County. Frederick is the county seat. Named for U.S. Sen. Benjamin R. Tillman of South Carolina, Tillman County is bounded by Kiowa County on the north, Comanche and Cotton counties on the east, Jackson County on the west, and the Red River (Texas) on the south. Lying within the Red Bed Plains. [3]

The Largest city is Frederick. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [5]

  • Davidson
  • Frederick (county seat)
  • Grandfield
  • Hollister
  • Loveland
  • Manitou
  • Tipton

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


LDS Cemetery Records Vol. 21 page 44 - Chattanooga

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 Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 18,650
1920 22,433 20.3%
1930 24,390 8.7%
1940 20,754 −14.9%
1950 17,598 −15.2%
1960 14,654 −16.7%
1970 12,901 −12.0%
1980 12,398 −3.9%
1990 10,384 −16.2%
2000 9,287 −10.6%
2010 7,992 −13.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Tillman 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 Tillman 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.


Tillman County, OK


Revolutionary War
Civil War


Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tillman County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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


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

Tillman County Historical Museum
201 North 9th Street
Frederick, Oklahoma 73542

Tillman County Historical Society and Pioneer Townsite Museum
North 9th and Floral Avenue
PO Box 833
Frederick, Oklahoma 73542
Telephone: 580-335-5844

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), Tillman County, Oklahoma. Page 562 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/tillman/hist_county_.html
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillman_County,_Oklahoma
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Tillman County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillman_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.