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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Ulan (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Ulan. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ulan is located in Pittsburg County.

To see how the shape of Oklahoma's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pittsburg County: Atoka, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, McIntosh & Pushmataha.

Below are the counties that are near Ulan. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ulan:

  • Pittsburg County     (The home county of Ulan)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Ulan, with the one closest to Ulan listed first.
    • Indianola
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indianola have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola is located in Pittsburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola <2>
    • Crowder
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowder
      • Crowder is located in Pittsburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crowder <2>
    • Sams Point
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sams Point
      • Sams Point is located in Pittsburg County
    • Bug Tussle
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bug Tussle
      • Bug Tussle is located in Pittsburg County
    • Canadian
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canadian have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canadian
      • Canadian is located in Pittsburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canadian <2>
    • McAlester
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Bristow Point
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristow Point
      • Bristow Point is located in Pittsburg County
    • Krebs
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Krebs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krebs
      • Krebs is located in Pittsburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,000 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Krebs <2>
    • Haywood
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haywood
      • Haywood is located in Pittsburg County
    • Chambers
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
      • Chambers is located in Pittsburg County
    • Blocker
      (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Alderson
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alderson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson is located in Pittsburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson <2>
    • Savanna
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Haskell County
    • Enterprise
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise is located in Haskell County
  • Hughes County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Ulan, with the one closest to Ulan listed first.
    • Dustin
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dustin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dustin
      • Dustin is located in Hughes County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
    • Lamar
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamar have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar is located in Hughes County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar <2>
    • Stuart
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Horntown
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horntown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horntown
      • Horntown is located in Hughes County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
    • Wetumka
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Calvin
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Yeager
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yeager have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeager
      • Yeager is located in Hughes County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
    • Atwood
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atwood
      • Atwood is located in Hughes County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atwood <2>
    • Gerty
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gerty have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gerty
      • Gerty is located in Hughes County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Holdenville
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
    • Non
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Non
      • Non is located in Hughes County
  • Latimer County
  • McIntosh County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Ulan, with the one closest to Ulan listed first.
    • Hanna
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanna have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
      • Hanna is located in McIntosh County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna <2>
    • Vivian
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vivian
      • Vivian is located in McIntosh County
    • Carters Corner
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carters Corner
      • Carters Corner is located in McIntosh County
    • Eufaula
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Stidham
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Onapa
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onapa
      • Onapa is located in McIntosh County
      • Onapa has also been known as:
      • Bond
    • Richardsville
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardsville
      • Richardsville is located in McIntosh County
    • Hitchita
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hitchita have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hitchita
      • Hitchita is located in McIntosh County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hitchita <2>
    • Texanna
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texanna have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texanna
      • Texanna is located in McIntosh County
  • Okfuskee County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Ulan, with the one closest to Ulan listed first.
    • Weleetka
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Pharoah
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pharoah
      • Pharoah is located in Okfuskee County
    • Clearview
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
      • Clearview is located in Okfuskee County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46 people
  • Okmulgee County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Ulan, with the one closest to Ulan listed first.
    • Salem
      (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem is located in Okmulgee County
    • Dewar
      (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewar have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewar
      • Dewar is located in Okmulgee County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 848 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dewar <2>
    • Henryetta
      (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henryetta have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henryetta
      • Henryetta is located in Okmulgee County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,503 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henryetta <2>
    • Spelter City
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spelter City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spelter City
      • Spelter City is located in Okmulgee County
    • Hoffman
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman
      • Hoffman is located in Okmulgee County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
    • Coalton
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalton
      • Coalton is located in Okmulgee County
    • Grayson
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
      • Grayson is located in Okmulgee County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
    • Schulter
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schulter have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schulter
      • Schulter is located in Okmulgee County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 494 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schulter <2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ulan, see our County-by-County Page for Ulan.

Newspapers Published in Ulan ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ulan.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ulan, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<3>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ulan.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ulan:

Cemeteries Near Ulan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ulan.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ulan covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Ulan, with the one closest to Ulan listed first.

  • Ulan Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ulan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ulan Cemetery
  • Choate Prairie Cemetery
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Choate Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Choate Prairie Cemetery
  • Hughlow Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hughlow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hughlow Cemetery
  • Vernon Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vernon Cemetery
  • Shady Grove Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove Cemetery
  • Indianola Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indianola Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indianola Cemetery
  • Lone Grove Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lone Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lone Grove Cemetery
  • Tannehill Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tannehill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tannehill Cemetery
  • Blue Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blue Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blue Cemetery
  • Carson Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carson Cemetery
  • Prison Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prison Cemetery
  • McDougal Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McDougal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDougal Cemetery
  • Continue List   (137 more) ...
    • Old Mellette Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Mellette Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Mellette Cemetery
    • New Mellette Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Mellette Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Mellette Cemetery
    • Red Hill Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Hill Cemetery

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ulan. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ulan.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ulan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ulan) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ulan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1162, Longitude: -95.8864       In this case, the coordinates for Ulan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).









 

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