Discover Grady County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Located in central Oklahoma, Grady County was formed at statehood in 1907 and was named after Henry W. Grady, an editor of the Atlanta Constitution. The Chisholm Trail ran through the county, and in the late 1800s and early 1900s, railroads were constructed in the area. Oil and gas exploration has been a major industry in the area since the 1920s. The Grady County Historical Society Museum in Chickasha houses artifacts and exhibits of the area’s history. Grady County Farm Tours near Chickasha offers agricultural tours of the area.
In 2000, census records showed 45,516 people living in Grady County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Grady County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society. For more information about genealogy in Grady County, resources are provided below.
Grady County Clerk
P.O. Box 1009
Chickasha, OK 73023
Telephone: (405) 224-7388
Directions: On 4th St. and Choctaw St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, civil court and probate records from 1907; County Clerk has land records from 1907.
Grady County Website: http://www.gradycountyok.com/
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Grady County.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Grady County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Grady County or are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past. These towns and cities are commonly referred to as "ghost towns."
The following cemeteries are located in present day Grady County, Oklahoma.
Chickasha Public Library
527 Iowa Ave.
Chickasha, OK 73018
Telephone: (405) 222-6075
Glover-Spencer Memorial Library
100 S. 6th St.
Rush Springs, OK 73082
Telephone: (580) 476-2108
Grady County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 792
Chickasha, OK 73023
While researching your family history in Grady County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.