Welcome to the Jackson County Genealogy Website!
this website is no longer updated. it is left here because of copyright issues
and the Western Trails Genealogical Society pages
Jackson County was formed out of Greer County when it became part of the State of Oklahoma. This area was a disputed area between Texas and Oklahoma until statehood. It is named after General Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson and as of the 2000 Census has a population of 28,439 people.
If you are interested in knowing about the early history of the county (mostly before it was Jackson County) there are a couple of sources available. One is the web site for the Western Trails Genealogical Society (see the link below). The other is a book by Dean Cecil Chesser called "Across the Lonely Years" subtitled "The story of Jackson County". It is primarily a set of chapters on different topics and locales in the area in the years of 1880 to 1910.
Jackson County Courthouse
Corner of Broadway and Main Streets
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
County Clerk -- 580-482-0448
Birth and death records are available from the state department of health. Please see their website at http://www.health.state.ok.us/program/vital/brec.html for information on how to obtain them. The county has marriage certificates on record from 1907. Land an court records also reside in the county courthouse and are available from 1907. Probate records start later in 1910.
Western Trails Genealogical Society
PO Box 70
Altus, Oklahoma 73522
Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society
PO Box 148
Lawton, Oklahoma 73502
The cemeteries of Jackson county have been canvassed and published Claudine Dollar. The work was done prior to publication in 1980, so those interred later than 1980 will not be in the book. I have a copy of the book and will do lookups for up to two names in the book. Please send an email to me at the link provided below. If you would like your own copy of the book to lookup more people please contact Claudine at Claudinedollar@peoplepc.com . Please do NOT contact Claudine for lookups!
In addition Tammy Davis, who works at the Altus library is willing to do lookups in both the cemetery book and other sources that she has for cemetery listings. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you put her name in the subject line of your email.
The library has a significant amount of holdings from the early Altus newspapers to family files that many have contributed. Tammy will also do basic research in the holdings they have for a fee starting at $3. This assumes you have some relevant information such as names and full dates. You can contact her at the same email address above for more information.
The Jackson County website is a member of both OKGENWEB and USGENWEB. Clicking on either symbol will take you to the website of each project.
If you would like more information on other counties in Oklahoma, or become a county volunteer, click here.
Copyright 2002-2007 by Ken A. Baker.
If you would like to contact the county coordinator, Ken, please click here.
This page was last modified 02/11/2007