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Kay County, Oklahoma
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Kay County, Oklahoma Facts

Kay County

When was Kay County, OK Created?
Kay County was established on September 16, 1893 from Cherokee Outlet land (originally designated as county "K"). The county was named because of originally designated as county "K".

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

What counties are adjacent to Kay County, OK?
Bordering Counties are Cowley County, Kansas (north), Osage County (east), Noble County (south), Garfield County (southwest), Grant County (west).

What cities and towns are in Kay County, OK?
Cities and towns located in the County include Blackwell, Braman, Kaw City, Kildare, Newkirk, Ponca City, Tonkawa

Kay County, OK Vital Records

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

Kay County, OK Census Records

What Kay County, OK census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Kay County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1900, 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.

Kay County, OK Courthouse and Government Records

Kay County Courthouse

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

  • Kay County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 201 S Main St, Newkirk, OK 74647
    • Phone: (580) 362-2537
  • Kay 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: 1893
  • Kay 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: 1893
    • Probate Records: 1893
    • Court Records: 1893 
  • Oklahoma, Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907
  • BLM Land Records

Kay County, OK Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Kay Co. OK Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kay Co. OK Cemeteries & Church Records

Kay Co. OK Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kay Co. OK General and History Websites

Kay Co. OK Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kay Co. OK Military Records

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