Harmon County

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History

     Named for Judson Harmon, of Ohio and U.S. attorney general during Pres. Grover Cleveland's administration.
    The area encompassing Harmon County was located in Greer County, Texas, until 1896, when a U.S. Supreme Court decision made it part of Oklahoma Territory. On May 22, 1909, area residents, by a vote of 1,410 for and 326 against, balloted in favor of forming Harmon County from a portion of Greer County, Oklahoma. On June 2, 1909, citizens received a message from Gov. Charles N. Haskell proclaiming Harmon County as the seventy-sixth county and designating Hollis as the county seat.
    On March 17, 1930, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the true 100th Meridian was actually thirty-eight hundred feet further east, based on a survey accomplished by Samuel S. Gannett between 1927 and 1929. This changed the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma and, thereby, Harmon County's western boundary was also changed, reducing the county's size to comprise 538.56 square miles of land and water.

Links

Free Records Search at Familysearch Org

Harmon County Cemetery Listings

Harmon County Cemetery Listings on Find A Grave

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society

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.
County Clerk
114 West Hollis St.
Hollis, OK 73550
Phone (580)688-3617
Fax (580)688-2900
Court Clerk
114 West Hollis St.
Hollis, OK 73550
Phone (580)688-3617
Fax (580)688-2900
 

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Adjacent Counties

Beckham County | Greer County | Jackson County
Hardeman County, Texas | Childress County, Texas | Collingsworth County, Texas


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