Cotton County, Oklahoma Genealogy Guide

Cotton County, Oklahoma (Map It) was created on August 27, 1912 from Comanche County. The county was named for the principal economic base of the county, cotton. Learn More About State of Oklahoma History

Cotton County is bordered by Comanche County (north), Stephens County (east), Jefferson County (east), Clay County, Texas (south), Wichita County, Texas (southwest), Tillman County (west).

Cotton County Cities and Towns include Devol, Randlett, Temple, Walters. A Map of Cotton County, Oklahoma contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Cotton County, Oklahoma Courthouse Records

Cotton County, Oklahoma Courthouse
Cotton County, OK Courthouse

The Cotton County Courthouse is located in Walters, Oklahoma. Learn More About State of Oklahoma Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Cotton county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Guide to the Historical Records of Oklahoma, indicates location of county records, including those of tax and assessments.

  • Cotton County Clerk's Office has Birth / Death Records from 1917 / 1918 and Land Records from 1912. The 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.
  • Cotton County Court Clerk's Office has Marriage Records from 1912, Probate Records from 1912 and Land Records from 1912. The 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.
  • Cotton County Tax Assessors Office has the responsibility to appraise and assess the real and personal property within the county for the purpose of ad-valorem taxation. Also, the county assessor is required to compute the ad-valorem taxes due on all the taxable property. By law, the county assessor appraises all the taxable real property according to its fair cash value for which the property is actually being used. The county treasurer or assessor may have tax or assessment records. Some tax records are stored in museums, historical, and/or genealogical societies' repositories.

Cotton County, Oklahoma Census Records

Cotton County, Oklahoma Vital Records

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