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Angie's Cemetery Database

"A Works In Progress"

NEW!!! Funeral Home Index NEW!!!
1936 - 2005 over 4500 names
Thanks to Nancy Bowerman for putting these Index's together.
It is still a works in progress so if you don't find what you are
looking for check back when you can to see what's new.

Elsie's Obituary Index
over 12,000 names and growing from 1893 to 2005
This is not a complete list of obituaries, but a works in progress.
By Elsie Rumley & Nancy Bowerman

The Coal County Marriage Index - Now Online!

There are 17 Books completed and online. Book 17
is still in use, and over 20,000 names from 1907 to 2005.
This index does not give the date of marriage but it tells what
book and page it is on and a copy of the Marriage License can be
bought from the Coal County Genealogical Society.

Moore Cemetery
Debra West and Wanda Carter have finished photographing the
headstones in Moore Cemetery!
This was a large project and we really appreciate these ladies
bringing the information up to date and sharing it with us.
I have the names and dates off the headstones online.

On your next visit to Coalgate be sure to stop in and visit the
Coal County Mining and Historical Museum.
They are located at 212 S. Broadway
Hours: ?

I'll write more after my first visit and let you know what kind of information they have gathered. Happy Delsigne and Virginia Townsend have told me of gathering old books of records from the dump back in the 1960's after being discarded. These ladies and several others worked very hard to save these records so I think it's time we told everyone what they saved. It might be just what we are looking for.

Happy also did a lot of Cemetery recording back in the 1960's with her children and all her work is at the Museum. I'll be checking those out while I am there too.


Originaly started
February 17, 2002.

Last updated:
4 Jan 2007

Hello, my name is Angie Jenkins

Welcome to my
Coal County, OK Website

Check out newly updated Cemeteries, Marriage Index Records and the CCGS pages for Yearbooks and a list of their Resource Collection!
Also Elsie's Obituary Index.

Come on in and look around,
check back often,
I'm adding things all the time.
If you have any information that pertains to Coal County that you would like to submit,
or find broken links please
email me

Thanks for stopping by
and come back soon!


New From CCGS!
We've got our own website!
Visit us at:

I am in the process of moving the CCGS information over to the new site.
Both the CCGS and the Genroots site are a "works in progress"
and I hope you will check out each of these sites for new information.

New! Coal County History Book 1 Family Name Index

New! Coal County History Book 1 Business Name & Topical Index

Coal County History Book 2
The CCGS are taking Family Histories to add to a
Coal County History Book 2!
If you would like to include or update your family and photo's
in this book, go here for more information.

Elsie'sObituary Index NEW!!!
over 12,000 names and growing from 1893 to 2005
This is not a complete list of obituaries, but a works in progress.
By Elsie Rumley & Nancy Bowerman

When you find a name you are looking for,
you will just need to send $2.00 per obituary and
a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to CCGS
and they will get it right out to you.

Elsie started finding and printing out obituaries starting in 1893
and with help from another CCGS Volunteer, Nancy Bowerman,
has been Indexing these records, I now have a copy of these indexes
to share with you. Thanks so much to both of these ladies and all
the other CCGS Volunteers for all you do.

Visit the CCGS page for more information!

This site is a member of The American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP),
an unincorporated not-for-profit network of independent sites devoted to History
& Genealogy, and covering North American Countries and Territories.
For more information about our group, including how you can join us,
please see our About page.
—Business Information—
Addresses & Phone numbers that might help you in your research
—Coal County Links—
This is information about Coal Co. and it's people that I have gathered from one source or another
—Outside Links—
These are links to other useful Genealogy Sites & Information

Coalgate Local Businesses
(Not a complete list)

Coal County Chamber of Commerce

Coal County Genealogical Society        115 W. Ohio P. O. Box 436 Coalgate, OK 74538
580-927-1185 Coal County Historical & Miners Museum212 S. BroadwayHours: ? 580-927-2360
Coalgate City Hall

Coalgate Public Library
115 West Ohio
580- 927-3103

Coalgate Public Schools

Coalgate Tag Agency
111 N. Main

Funeral Home
Browns Funeral Service

Coalgate Record-Register
115 N. Main
Coalgate, OK 74538
2005 Prices
Coal & Adjoining Counties $19.00
Per year in State of OK $24.00
Per Year Out of State $29.00

The Country Charm Inn

Dot's Motel & Apartments

Memories Bed & Breakfast

RV Parks
(2003 Prices)

Winsor Trailor Park
580-927-3743 or

Aubrey's RV Park
Approx 3 miles west of Coalgate, country setting under shade trees,
ponds to fish in. Quiet.
$10.00 per night
Note: 13 July 2005-
Not sure if this park is still in use

Pegs RV Park
613 Elm St.
Tupelo, OK
$12.00 per night

* Coal County
Marriage Index

Grooms ••• Brides
1907 - 2005

Now Online

* Elsie's Obituary Index
1893 - 2005
New - Updated
Also included is a
Maiden Name Index
Now Online

Coal County

Surname List/

Visit Ruthie's
Atoka County Site
Lots of good info here

AHGP Oklahoma Counties Links
Information on all 77 counties

American Local History Network

Birth /Death Certificate Form
How to order them from OK Vital Statistics Dept.
Cyndi's List
Heritage Bookstore
Oklahoma Cemeteries
This is one of the best websites I know of for Oklahoma Cemetery information, all 77 counties here. Lots of headstone photo's.
Oklahoma Family Group Sheets
Oklahoma Lawmen & Outlaws
Reunions - In & Out of State
USGenWeb Coal County
USGenWeb Coal County Archives
USGenWeb Oklahoma Archives
Yearbook Index -
Several States & Counties
The Pake McEntire Show
Coal County 1920 Census

History Of Coal County

Coal County is in southeastern Oklahoma created at statehood,
and was formed from part of Tobucksy County, Choctaw, Choctaw Nation in 1907.
It took its name from the County's chief economic product. Lehigh was the county seat.
The county seat was moved to Coalgate July 11, 1908.

The principal industries in Coal County in the early 1900's
were coal mining, agriculture - mainly cotton, and cattle production.

The earliest mines were located in Lehigh. In 1889, work started on Mine No. 1 in Liddle.
The name was changed to Coalgate in 1890, and Coalgate was incorporated as a city in 1898.
That same year, Slope Mine No. 2 was opened in Cottonwood.

The county courthouse and jail were completed in 1911. main street was bricked in 1913.
Coal remained the major industry until the end of WWII. The last coal mine was sealed on August 14, 1958.

Coal County today is primarily a cattle growing region. Oil and natural gas is still produced in the area.

Planning a trip to Coalgate?

In September 2001, I went to Coalgate and ate at the Brandin' Iron Cafe.
At the cash register they had a map of Coal County that cost $2.00
It lists businesses and has a list of Cemeteries and their locations marked on the map,
road names and more.
This is an Official Publication Of Coal County Chamber of Commerce at 580-927-2119
Produced by Master Map and Publishing Co.

Motels & RV Parks listed above

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