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Washita County.

Located in western Oklahoma, Washita County was named for the Washita River that runs through the county.  Early trails in Washita County included the Great Spanish Trail and the California Road.  In 1874, the Great Western Cattle Trail was established. The county’s first railroad, the Blackwell, Enid and Southwestern Railroad, was built in 1902.  Agriculture and raising cattle have been the county’s main economic sources.  In Cordell, the Washita County Museum houses artifacts and documents from Washita County history.  Crowder Lake University Park near Crowder offers camping, fishing, canoeing and more.

In 2000, census records showed 11,508 people living in Washita County.  Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Washita County including legal records, cemetery records and a local historical society.  For more information about genealogy in Washita County, resources are provided below.

Washita County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Washita County

Existing Towns in Washita County

Ghost Towns in Washita County

Cemeteries in Washita County

Libraries in Washita County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Washita County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Washita County

Places to Visit in Washita County

Washita County Courthouse Information

Washita County Clerk
P.O. Box 380
Cordell, OK  73632
Telephone:  (580) 832-2284

Directions:  On the square off Hwy 152, one block west of Hwy 183 in the center of town.

Records available:  Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1900.

Detailed Map of Washita County

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

Existing Towns in Washita County

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

Bessie

Burns Flat

Canute

Cordell

Colony

Corn

Dill City

Rocky

Sentinel

  

Ghost Towns in Washita County

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

Braithwaite

Cascorillo

Cloud Chief

Cowden

Foss

New Cordell

Port

Retrop

Wood

Cemeteries in Washita County

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

Barnes Family Cemetery

Bergthal Cemetery

Bethany Cemetery

Bible Mennonite
Brethren Cemetery

Boggy Cemetery

Brethren Cemetery

Canute Cemetery

Clark Cemetery

Cloud Chief Cemetery

Colony Indian
Cemetery

Corinth Cemetery

Corn Mennonite
Brethren Cemetery

Cross-McLemore
Family Cemetery

Dugford Cemetery

Edwardsville Cemetery

Elm Flat Cemetery

Feeser Family Cemetery

Foss Cemetery

Frazier Family Cemetery

Grissom Cemetery

Guy Cemetery

Hebron Cemetery 

Herold Mennonite
Church Cemetery

High Point Cemetery

Holy Family Cemetery

Howling Walks Indian
Cemetery

Huckaby Cemetery

Indian Cemetery

Kerns Cemetery

Korn Catholic Cemetery

Lawnview (AKA Cordell) Cemetery

Liberty Bell Cemetery

Lone Star Cemetery

Lutheran Cemetery

Mennonite Brethren
Cemetery

Missouri Cemetery

North Burns Cemetery

Oakdale Cemetery

Odessa Cemetery

Old Foss Cemetery

Page Cemetery

Peace Lutheran Cemetery

Plainview Cemetery

Pleasant View Cemetery

Port Cemetery

Rainey Cemetery

Red Bluff

Red Top Cemetery

Redbird Wolf Chief
Indian Gravesite

Reinke Family Cemetery

Retrop Cemetery

Russell Cemetery

Saint Francis Cemetery

Salem Cemetery

Sappington Chapel
Cemetery

Sentinel Cemetery

Sharon Cemetery

Shelley Cemetery

Sichar Cemetery

Singletary Family
Cemetery

Sod Cemetery

South Burns Cemetery

Strickland Cemetery

Union Hatchett Cemetery

Van Dyke Cemetery

Zion German Congregational Church Cemetery

Libraries in Washita County

Cordell Public Library
208 S. College
Cordell, OK  73632
Telephone:  (580) 832-3530

Sentinel Public Library
210 E. Main St.
Sentinel, OK  73664
Telephone:  (580) 393-2244

Historic Newspaper Archives of Washita County

Cloudchief/Cordell News

The Foss Enterprise

Herald-Sentinel

Additional Genealogy Resources for Washita County

Washita County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society

Washita County Historical Society
105 E. First
P.O. Box 440
Cordell, OK  73632
Telephone:  (405) 343-2554

Places to Visit in Washita County

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

Crowder Lake University Park

Prairie Wind Winery

Rocky Lake

Washita County Museum