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Atoka County, Oklahoma Facts

Atoka County

When was Atoka County, OK Created?
Atoka County was established on July 16, 1907 from Choctaw lands. The county was named in honor of Captain Atoka, a noted Choctaw leader and signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.

What is the County Seat of Atoka County, OK?
The County Seat is located in Atoka and the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Atoka County, OK?
Bordering Counties are Pittsburg County (north), Pushmataha County (east), Choctaw County (southeast), Bryan County (south), Johnston County (west), Coal County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Atoka County, OK?
Cities and towns located in the County include Atoka, Bentley, Bethany, Blackjack, Boehler, Boggy Depot, Bruno, Burg, Caney, Centerpoint, Chockie, Cook, Crystal, Daisy, Dok, East Allison, East Talico, Farris, Flora, Forrest Hill, Fugate, Goss, Grassy Lake, Half Bank Crossing, Harmony, Hickory Hill, High Hill, Hopewell, Iron Stob, Lane, Limestone Gap, Lone Pine, Mayers Chapel, McGee Valley, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Olive, Negro Bend, New Hope, Nix, Old Farris, Patapoe, Payton Crossing, Pine Springs, Plainview, Pleasant Hill, Redden, Reynolds, Rock Springs, Standing Rock, Star, Stringtown, Taloah, Tushka, Valley View, Voca, Wards Chapel, Wardville, Webster, Wesley, West Allison, West Telico, Wilson

Atoka County, OK Vital Records

Where can find Atoka County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Atoka County vital records can be found at the Oklahoma Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, and death records since October 1908. County marriage and divorce records are located in the local Clerk of Courts officeThere is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Oklahoma for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Atoka County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Oklahoma Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Atoka County, OK Census Records

What Atoka County, OK census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Atoka County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Another census resource is the Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907. You will discover free online in addition to printable census forms that can help with your research. See Also Oklahoma Census Records Research Guide.

Atoka County, OK Courthouse and Government Records

Atoka County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Atoka County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Atoka County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Oklahoma Corthouse Records Research Guide. The Book Guide to the Historical Records of Oklahoma, indicates location of county records, including those of tax and assessments.

  • Atoka County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 E Court St, Atoka, OK 74525
    • Phone: (580) 889-5157
  • Atoka County Clerk's Office is responsible for preserving all the legal instruments filed by private citizens and public officials with the County Clerk's office. The office maintains files of all real estate records, plats, judgments, liens, patents, military discharges, school records, county personnel, insurance and retirement records for employees, meeting notices, commissioners' proceedings and other documents. Although county clerks record births and deaths and provide information on request, certificates are available only from the Vital Records Section, State Department of Health
    • Birth / Death Records: 1908
    • Land Records: 1907
  • Atoka County Court Clerk's Office has the primary responsibility to record, file, and maintain permanent records of the proceedings of the District Court. We collect fines, fees, and forfeitures, and distribute the collected monies as provided by law to the appropriate agencies. There are numerous types of cases filed with the Court Clerk's Office some of which include: Civil, Small Claims, Probate, Guardianship, Adoption, Felony, Misdemeanor, Search Warrants, Licenses and more...
    • Marriage Records: 1892 
    • Probate Records: 1897 
    • Court Records: 1913
  • Oklahoma, Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907
  • BLM Land Records

Atoka County, OK Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Atoka County, OK?
A list of Atoka County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Oklahoma Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Atoka County, OK Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Atoka County, OK?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Atoka County.

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Atoka Co. OK Military Records

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