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Carter County, Oklahoma
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Carter County, Oklahoma Facts

When was Carter County, OK Created?
Carter County was established on July 16, 1907 from Chickasaw Nation Lands.

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

What counties are adjacent to Carter County, OK?
Bordering Counties are Garvin CountyMurray CountyJohnston CountyMarshall CountyLove CountyJefferson CountyStephens County.

Carter County, OK Vital Records

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

Carter County, OK Census Records

What Carter County, OK census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Carter County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910192019301940.

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.

Carter County, OK Courthouse and Government Records

Carter County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Carter County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Carter County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Oklahoma courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Oklahoma residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Carter County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Oklahoma Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Carter County, OK Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Carter Co. OK Books, Newspapers & Publications

Carter Co. OK Cemeteries & Church Records

Carter Co. OK Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carter Co. OK General and History Websites

Carter Co. OK Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carter Co. OK Military Records