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Big Cabin   
White Oak


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Craig County, Oklahoma


About Craig County

Craig County was created at statehood and named for Granville Craig, a prominent Cherokee, this area was part of the Cherokee Nation. The area was only sparsely settled until after the Civil War when a few scattered Cherokees made their homes in the region.

Vinita the county seat, was once called both Downingville and The Junction and was established in 1871 at the junction of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad (Katy) and the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, (later the Frisco), the first rail lines to enter Oklahoma. In 1881 the two railroads crossed at Vinita. (see the Short History of Craig Co. for more info.)

Craig County has long been a livestock producing area with cattle ranches located throughout. The industrial base of Vinita has been expanded to include everything from the manufacturing of towers to micro connectors. As headquarters of the Grand River Dam Authority, Craig county is also the site of the Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma Electric Power Distributor, and the Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative. Eastern State Mental Hospital has been in operation since 1913, more information about Eastern State Hospital.

Annual events include the original Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo in August, the Calf Fry Festival in June and Oktoberfest in October.

Location: Craig County borders Kansas and is located in northeastern Oklahoma.  Climate: The average precipitation is 45.6 inches yearly in this area. January’s average temperature is 40.6 degrees Fahrenheit and July’s average is 79.6 degrees Fahrenheit.  County Seat: Vinita
Land Area: 762 square miles of agricultural land on rolling hills and level plains.


Volunteers Died In a Fire

Betty and Marty Yust lost their lives on February 7th 2016, they were a great asset to our Library, Museum and the Genealogy Department.  Betty has helped find missing family information for the patrons that came into the Genealogy department where no one else was able to find it, Betty was able to locate the information and Marty worked his magic so the patron had information to add to their family tree. 

   If you would like to help with the funeral expenses, you may contact the Craig County Genealogy Department, Connie Schofield, or the Vinita Library at 918-256-2115 or send money directly to the Luginbuel Funeral Home, 332 N. Scraper, Vinita Oklahoma 74301. Check should be mark in memory of Betty and Marty Yust.


Craig County Centennial Lineage Project

Early Residents of Craig County, Oklahoma
November 16, 1907 to December 31, 1920
Descendants of Cherokee Nation Settlers on the Prairie
Between the Neosho & Grand Rivers and the Verdigris River
before November 16, 1907


Craig County Genealogy Society is looking for a picture of a Dan A. Reed, who was either a City Marshal/Chief of Police in Vinita, possibly 1900-1920. Grandson Ben Reed of California is attempting to locate one. Dan A. Reed was born in 1859 and died in 1929 in Vinita and buried at our local Fairview Cemetery.

Also the society would like pictures, names and dates of any other early City Marshal/Chief of Police (1871-1930s). The society is attempting to start a file of City Marshal/Chief of Police.

Send information to Craig County Genealogical Socety, P.O. Box 484, Vinita, Ok 74301-0484 or E-mail:

First Land Owners

Names, Location and Roll Numbers of First Land Owners 
(in Present Day Craig County, Oklahoma)

The information is from Township & Range maps. It includes Name, roll number, Township and Section. It include, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. This includes parts of the Coo-Wee-Scoo-Wee and Delaware Districts, west of the Neosho River, up to the Kansas State Line. All book's  are index by first and last name.

Also available Washington Co., with upper part of Tulsa Co.,  Nowata Co., Rogers Co., Mayes Co.,  Delaware Co., Adair Co. of Oklahoma.

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We need help! Can you identify any of these unknown burials. If you can please e-mail the Craig County Genealogy Society.

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