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The last original sod house in Oklahoma is surrounded by this museum.

Alfalfa County is located in northwest Oklahoma.  Formed in 1907, Alfalfa County was named after William “Alfalfa Bill” Murray, who was president of Oklahoma’s Constitutional Convention and later Oklahoma’s ninth governor.  The Great Salt Plains are a unique part of the Alfalfa County landscape.  At one time they were an attraction for indigenous peoples because of the abundant salt and wildlife resources.  This is now a popular recreational area featuring a lake, national wildlife refuge and Great Salt Plains State Park.   In the early 1900s, three railroads boosted the area economy: the Orient, Choctaw Northern and the Arkansas Valley and Western.  

In 2000, census records showed 6,105 people living in Alfalfa County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Alfalfa County including legal records, cemetery records and a local museum and historical society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Alfalfa County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, the county courthouse address, a detailed map of the county and a list of cemeteries located within the county. 

Discover Alfalfa County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.

 

Alfalfa County Courthouse Information 

Detailed Map of Alfalfa County

Existing Towns in Alfalfa County  

Ghost Towns in Alfalfa County  

Cemeteries in Alfalfa County  

Libraries in Alfalfa County 

Historic Newspaper Archives of Alfalfa County  

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Alfalfa County   

Places to Visit in Alfalfa County

 

Alfalfa County Courthouse Information

 

Alfalfa County Clerk
300 S. Grand
Cherokee, OK  73728
Telephone: (580) 596-2392

Directions:  On S. Grand Ave. at Fourth St.

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

 

Detailed Map of Alfalfa County

 

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

 

Existing Towns in Alfalfa County

 

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

 

Aline

Byron

Goltry

Amorita

Carmen

Helena

Burlington

Cherokee

Jet

 

Ghost Towns in Alfalfa County

 

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

 

Ingersoll

Lambert

Yewed

 

Cemeteries in Alfalfa County

 

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

 

Aline Star Cemetery

Garrison Cemetery

Pleasant View - Jet Cemetery

Apostolic Cemetery

Good Hope Cemetery

Riverside - Mt. Zion Cemetery

Auburn Cemetery

IOOF Cemetery

Rosedale Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery

Karoma Cemetery

Rupert Cemetery

Byron - Amorita Cemetery

Keith Cemetery

Sandlin Cemetery

Carmen Cemetery

Liberty Cemetery

Short Springs Cemetery

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Maple Grove Cemetery

Stella Cemetery

Cherokee Catholic Cemetery

Mennonite - Cemetery

St. Michael's Cemetery

Cooprider-Livingston Cemetery

Milan Valley Cemetery

Thrall Cemetery

Driftwood Cemetery

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (Aline)

Timberlake Cemetery

Eagle Chief Cemetery

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (Carmen)

Ware Cemetery

 

Libraries in Alfalfa County 

 

Carmen Public Library
110 N. 6th
Carmen, OK  73726
Telephone:  (580) 987-2301

Cherokee City-County Library
123 S. Grand
Cherokee, OK  73728
Telephone:  (580) 596-2968

 

 Historic Newspaper Archives of Alfalfa County

 

Aline News

Carmen News
 

Goltry News

Helena News

  

Additional Genealogy Resources for Alfalfa County

 

Alfalfa County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Alfalfa County Museum & Historical Society
117 W. Main
Cherokee, OK 73728
Telephone: (580) 596-2960

 

Places to Visit in Alfalfa County

 

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

 

Great Salt Plains Lake

Great Salt Plains State Park

Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Sod House Museum