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April 19, 1892

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History

    Following the Cheyenne-Arapaho Opening on April 19, 1892, Custer County came into existence as G County, with Arapaho designated as the county seat. In a general election held in November 1896, G County became known as Custer, in honor of Lt. Col. George A. Custer.
    Custer County was situated in the Cheyenne-Arapaho reservation set aside by presidential proclamation in August 1869. After the Cheyenne and Arapaho received their land allotments, the area was opened to non-Indian settlers on April 19, 1892. Prior to the opening, a federal government survey platted the town of Arapaho and designated it as the county seat.

Links

Free Records Search at Familysearch Org

Custer County Cemetery and Funeral Home Listings

Custer County Cemetery Listings on Interment Net

Custer County Cemetery Lists on Find A Grave

Oklahoma Birth Certificates

  • Search for Oklahoma Birth Cetificates and how to order from the Vital Records Office.

State of Oklahoma Genealogy Records Guide

  • Search for death certificates and how to order them from The Vital Records Office

Oklahoma State Archives

  • Dept. of Libraries
    Third Floor
    200 NE 18th St.
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
    Phone: (405) 522-3579
  • The Oklahoma State Archives provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: Commissioner of Confederate Pensions Applications, 1915-33, Commissioner of Confederate Pensions Pension Files, 1915-49, U.S. District Land Office Homestead Registers, 1889-1908, Oklahoma Supreme Court Applications to the Bar, 1907-42, Oklahoma Board of Medical Examiners Deceased Files, 1907-86, Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Deceased Pharmacist Files, 1907-75, and Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners Inactive License Files, 1921-84.

Oklahoma Genealogical Society Library and Archives

  • 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd.
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105-4997
    Phone: (405) 522-5225
  • The Oklahoma Genealogical Society maintains a library and archives that the public is allowed to visit. The Library and Archives contains over 62,000 volumes with emphasis on Oklahoma, Native American, and western history. In addition to these materials -- many of which are rare and out-of-print -- the library also houses a number of special collections.
 

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Adjacent Counties

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