Gazetteers list geographical names such as towns, settlements, villages, districts, rivers, and mountains. They identify these locations and sometimes, give historical and biographical information concerning early residents.
Gazetteers and local histories can help you locate places in Oklahoma. Published gazetteers include:
Morris, John W. Ghost Towns of Oklahoma. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1977. (Family History Library 976.6 H2mo)
Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names. 2nd ed. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press,1974. (Family History Library book 976.6 E2s; film 1035624 item 8.)
Family History Library Collection
Gazetteers can be found on state, county and local levels. Links to county pages appear below.
Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Oklahoma Gazetteer resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search WorldCat and the FHLC.
For more information about Oklahoma places, see Oklahoma Maps.