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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.

Substitute for the 1948 City Telephone Book in Craig County

Where is my Ancestor

Have you ever wondered if you family had ever lived in Craig County or when they moved out of the county?
Federal census was only taken every ten years. Then you must rely on City Directories and telephone books if they are available.  Check out the hometown newspapers to see if you ancestors where mention. July-December 1948 has been indexed and online here, the only place you will find it.

Vinita Daily Journal Index July-December 1948



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

Have you got your Marriage Certificate

Have you got your Marriage Certificate? If not check here.

Quest of Microflims for Memories

In Quest of Microfilms For Memories

2015 Fairview Cemetery Walk-Thru
Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma,  on CD-ROM


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