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The Quartz Mountain area offers plenty of outdoor recreation.

Located in southwestern Oklahoma, Greer County is named after former Texas Lieutenant Governor John A. Greer.  From 1860 to 1896, the State of Texas claimed this land and parts of the surrounding counties as Greer County, Texas.  After a Supreme Court ruling in 1896, the area was assigned to Oklahoma Territory by the United States Government and Old Greer County was eventually divided into present day Greer County and portions of Harmon, Jackson and Beckham counties.  Early trails in the area included the Great Spanish Road, the Western Trail and Camp Supply Road.  In 1900, the railroad moved in: first the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway laid track in Greer County, then the Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway.  The Old Greer County Museum & Pioneer Hall of Fame, located in Mangum, showcases the history of the area with artifacts of pioneer life.  Visitors to Greer County will also enjoy strolling along the streets of downtown Mangum's Artists Alley or discovering the Peace on the Plains granite marker, which honors the first peace meeting between the United States and the Plains Indians in Oklahoma.

In 2000, census records showed 6,061 people living in Greer County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Greer County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society.  For more information about genealogy in Greer County, resources are provided below.  

Greer County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Greer County

Existing Towns in Greer County

Ghost Towns in Greer County

Cemeteries in Greer County

Libraries in Greer County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Greer County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Greer County

Places to Visit in Greer County

Greer County Courthouse Information

Greer County Courthouse
100 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
P.O. Box 216
Mangum, OK  73554
Telephone:  (405) 782-2329

Directions:  On the square at S. Oklahoma St. and W. Jefferson St.

Records available:  Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1901; County Clerk has land records.

Greer County Website: http://greer.okcounties.org/

Detailed Map of Greer County

Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Greer County.

Existing Towns in Greer County

The following towns and cities are located in present day Greer County, Oklahoma.

Granite

Mangum

Willow

  

Ghost Towns in Greer County

The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Greer County or are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past.  These towns and cities are commonly referred to as "ghost towns."

Bloomington

Brinkman

Hester 

Jester

Ladessa

Lake Creek

Marie

Plainview

Reed

Russell

Quartz

  

Cemeteries in Greer County

The following cemeteries are located in present day Greer County, Oklahoma.

Brinkman Cemetery

Corinth Cemetery

Granite Cemetery

Hackberry Cemetery

Hester Cemetery

Jester Cemetery

Ladessa Cemetery

Lanford Cemetery

Lutheran Cemetery

Marie Cemetery

Plainview Cemetery

Pleasant Valley
Cemetery

Quartz Cemetery

Reed Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery

Rock Cemetery

Roselawn Cemetery

Russell Cemetery

White Flat Cemetery

Wildcat Cemetery

Willow Cemetery

Libraries in Greer County

Margaret Carder Library
201 W. Lincoln
Mangum, OK  73554
Telephone:  (580) 782-3185

Historic Newspaper Archives of Greer County

Granite News

Mangum Daily Star

Mangum Star News

Mangum Sun Monitor

Additional Genealogy Resources for Greer County

Greer County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Greer County Historical & Genealogical Society

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society

Places to Visit in Greer County

While researching your family history in Greer County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.

Artists Alley

First United Methodist Church

Old Greer County Museum &
Hall of Fame


Peace on the Plains

Quartz Mountain Flyer

Quartz Mountain Fun Park

Quartz Mountain Golf Course

Quartz Mountain Nature Park

Quartz Mountain Paddle Boats &
Mini Golf


Quartz Mountain Resort