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Delaware County, Oklahoma
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Delaware County, Oklahoma Facts

Delaware County

When was Delaware County, OK Created?
Delaware County was established on July 16, 1907 from Cherokee Lands. The county was named for the Delaware District of the old Cherokee Nation. Delaware District took its name from Delaware Town which was located in the Spavinaw Hills in the early part of the last century. It was occupied by a band of Delaware Indians who left the United States and settled in Louisiana Province, then Spanish territory, shortly after the close of the American Revolution.

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

What counties are adjacent to Delaware County, OK?
Bordering Counties are Ottawa County (north), McDonald County, Missouri (northeast), Benton County, Arkansas (east), Adair County (south), Cherokee County (south), Mayes County (west), Craig County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Delaware County, OK?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bernice, Brush Creek, Bull Hollow, Cayuga, Cleora, Cloud Creek, Colcord, Copeland, Dennis, Dodge, Dripping Springs, Flint Creek, Grove, Jay, Kansas, Leach, New Eucha, Old Eucha, Rocky Ford, Sycamore, Tagg Flats, Twin Oaks, West Siloam Springs, Zena

Delaware County, OK Vital Records

Where can find Delaware County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Delaware 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 Delaware 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.

Delaware County, OK Census Records

What Delaware County, OK census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Delaware 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.

Delaware County, OK Courthouse and Government Records

Delaware County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Delaware County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Delaware 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.

  • Delaware County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 327 N 5th St, Jay, OK 74346
    • Phone: (918) 253-4420
  • Delaware 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: 1905
  • Delaware 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: 1911
    • Probate Records: 1867
    • Court Records: 1868 
  • Oklahoma, Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907
  • BLM Land Records

Delaware County, OK Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Delaware Co. OK Books, Newspapers & Publications

Delaware Co. OK Cemeteries & Church Records

Delaware Co. OK Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Delaware Co. OK General and History Websites

Delaware Co. OK Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Delaware Co. OK Military Records

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