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The OHS Research Center has recently completed the index to the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census. While the previous index listed only the head of household, this index includes every individual included in the census.

Most of the 1890 US Federal Census was destroyed by fire in 1921, making the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census one of the few remaining census records from the time. The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division collections include the original 1890 OT Census pages.

About the 1890 Census

The 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census lists individuals residing the Oklahoma Territory. In 1890 OT consisted of seven counties, often listed only by number on the census. The counties and their accompanying numbers are:

  1. Logan County
  2. Oklahoma County
  3. Cleveland County
  4. Canadian County
  5. Kingfisher County
  6. Payne County
  7. Beaver County

Information Included in the Census

The 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census recorded the individual's name, age at nearest birthday, relationship to the head of the family, birthplace, sex, color, number of years in the United States, length of residence in the Territory, if they were a soldier, if they had been naturalized, and if they were able to read or write. The county and town were also listed.

Order Copies

Researchers may order printed or digital copies of the census using our Census Express service. Once you have located your ancestor in the online index, complete the Census Express order form and mail to OHS with your payment. You will need to include the individual's name, age and the page number. Or, to order by phone call (405) 522-5225 - please have your credit card ready.


Own the Complete 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census

Now you can access the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial census in its entirety as part of 1890 Resources, a DVD from the OHS Research Center. This easy-to-use disc includes a complete index of the 1890 OT census and more than 1,200 color pages of census scanned from the original documents. Just locate your ancestor in the index and click on the page number to see the original document. View a sample census page.

Also included is Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory for the Year Commencing August 1, 1890, complete with index/namefinding list linked to color scans of the entire directory. View a sample page from Smith's.

This DVD also contains a PDF of Bunky's The First Eight Months of Oklahoma City. Beginning with the land run of 1889, this publication explores area businesses, churches, newspapers, politics and citizens.

This valuable resource is now available for $45 plus $2 shipping & handling. To order use our printable order form or call 405-522-5225 - please have your credit card ready.