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Location: 35.2019 N, 96.9449 W
located in central Oklahoma, is surrounded by the Counties of
Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Pontotoc, and Seminole.
Tecumseh, originally the County Seat, lost to the fast growing community of Shawnee. Incidentally, Shawnee was also in competition for the State Capitol. City leaders even went so far as to build a governor’s house.The oil and railroad industries were vital to the development of some Pottawatomie County towns and to the decline of others. Agriculture, however, remains a mainstay of the County’s economy. Pottawatomie County has two institutions of higher education, Oklahoma Baptist University and St. Gregory's University. Offices of the Shawnee, Potawatomi and Sac and Fox Tribes are located in the County.
According to the 1990 census, 58,760 Pottawatomie County citizens are spread over 783 square miles.
Pottawatomie County Courthouse
325 North Broadway
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. excluding holidays
The County Courthouse has:
Land records -- from 1895;
Probate, and court records -- from 1892;
Birth and death records -- from 1908.
Pottawatomie County Genealogy Club
Masonic Building Room 241-243 (corner of Bell & Ninth Streets)
P.O. Box 3526
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74802-3526
Library hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Other hours by appointment (405)273-5695.
The Pottawatomie County Genealogy Club has:
Marriage records -- originals from
1892 to 1965;
Cemetery records - copied from headstones;
Probate & Divorce records;
City & County Directories;
Obituaries - Years Available - 1985 to 1995
Numerous other records and materials to help with genealogical research
The Shawnee Library
101 North Philadelphia (corner of Main and Philadelphia)
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74802
114 North Broadway
Tecumseh, Oklahoma 74873
Pottawatomie County Information -
General profile -- 1994 or 1996; 1990 Census data tables;
Business and economic profile for 1994 or 1995.
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Our first post is a picture of Miss Carson's 7th grade Homeroom class - 1936-37 Shawnee Jr. High. See it here!
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