Dewey County

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April 19, 1892

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History

     Named for Adm. George Dewey, the county was formerly part of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation. Designated as D County by Congress, the county was renamed Dewey County in the general election held in November 1898.
    Upon their removal from the East in the early 1830s the Choctaw located between the Canadian and Red rivers in Indian Territory. The Creek and Seminole received land between the Cimarron and Canadian rivers. Each of those areas extended into present Dewey County. As specified in the Reconstruction Treaties of 1866 the Choctaw and Chickasaw ceded their western domain to the United States. Known as the Leased District, part of the area became the Cheyenne and Arapaho reservation. On April 19, 1892, the reservation was opened to non-Indian settlers.

Links

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Dewey County Cemetery Listing

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Northwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society

Oklahoma Birth Certificates

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Oklahoma State Archives

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    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.
County Clerk
Broadway & Ruble St.
Taloga, OK 73667
Phone (580)328-5361
Court Clerk
Broadway St. & Ruble St.
Taloga, OK 73667
Phone (580)328-5521
 

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