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Revision as of 16:31, 12 August 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma  Gotoarrow.png Latimer County

Latimer 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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Online Records

Latimer County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Latimer County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded 1902
County Seat Wilburton
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Address Latimer County Courthouse
109 N. Central Street
Wilburton, Oklahoma 74578
Phone: 918.465.3543

County Courthouse

Latimer County Courthouse
109 N Central Street
Wilburton, OK 74578
Phone: 918.465-3543 

Clerk Court has marriage records from 1906,
divorce, probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1902--Latimer County was created in 1902 from Chocktaw Lands.
County seat: Wilburton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, 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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Latimer 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.





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



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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Latimer 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).