Territorial Incorporation Records
The Incorporation Records for the Oklahoma and Indian Territories have been digitized in a joint project with the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office. The ledger books were generated by the Territorial secretary as new businesses and municipalities began conducting business. There are twenty-seven volumes of Oklahoma Territory Incorporation Records and fifteen volumes for Indian Territory.
There are twenty-seven volumes of Oklahoma Territory incorporation records and fifteen volumes for Indian Territory. Some examples of the entries found in the ledgers include: agreement & incorporation, incorporation amendments, appointment of agent, dissolution, as well as lease and mortgage transactions. The entries begin in 1890 and continue until statehood is established in 1907.
The ledgers include records for businesses, churches, organizations, and associations. The records do not include incorporations for towns and cities.
Looking for Statehood Incorporation Records?
The statehood records are available through the Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office. A database of the state records is included on the their website: www.sos.ok.gov/corp/corpInquiryFind.aspx