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Townsite Removal of Restrictions for Individuals

About Townsite Removal of Restriction Records

The townsite records contain petitions from individuals for the removal of restrictions on land for townsite purposes. Included in the files are questionnaires, plat maps, and correspondence. Most files include legal land descriptions. To search these records, enter the name of an individual. The files are organized by town within the tribal nations. There are only a few files per town and not all towns are represented. The files date from 1903 to 1909 and can be found in the Indian Archives Collection, Dawes Commission Records.

This database includes 467 names of individuals in Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.

Access These Records

Visit the Research Center to the townsite records from the Dawes Commission Records in the Indian Archives Collection.

Order Copies

The Research Center offers a $15 express service for orders from this database. Please note that this database includes most of the information listed on the records. To order copies of a listing by mail, use the printable order form and include the information provided in the index. To order by phone call 405-522-5225.