Ottawao County


okgenweb award of excellence
award date March 2004
award date January 2006


Welcome to Ottawa county genealogy.  I am Betty Patterson the site information coordinator.  I have research experience with the ghost towns of Ottawa county. If you have any information you would like to submit please click on my name and send me an email. If you have any questions regarding state historical information or are inerested in adopting one of the available counties, please send an email to:
Linda Simpson, State Coordinator or
Mel Owings, Assistant Coordinator

Ottawa County, created in 1907 from the Cherokee Nation is in the extreme northeastern county of Oklahoma, bordering Kansas and Missouri.� The county was named for the Ottawa Indians, but comes from the Algonquian term "adawe", meaning to "buy and sell" or "trade and traffic".�

The county has been the home of members of a greater number of Indian tribes than any other county in the United States.�

Marriage divorce, probate and civil court records are maintined by the Court Clerks office.� Land records dating back from 1890, are kept by the County Clerk.

Miami, OK  1920's
Miami, OK 1920's


Commerce� | Miami (county seat)


| Afton | Fairland | North Miami | Peoria | Quapaw | Wyandotte |


| Dotyville | Narcissa | Ottawa |

Ghost towns

Cardin | Douthat | Picher |

Adjoining Counties

Cherokee County, KS north | Delaware Co., OK south
Newton County, MO east| McDonald Co., MO east | Craig County, OK west