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     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.


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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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