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Get your kicks at the National Route 66 Museum and Old Town Complex.

Beckham County, located in southwestern Oklahoma, was created in 1907.  Historic trails in the area, such as the Great Spanish Trail and the Western Trail, were routes used for travel prior to the railroad lines of the early 1900s.  The Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad and the Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway made transportation easier, and travel was further improved in 1928 when Route 66 was constructed across the county.  Today, the National Route 66 & Transportation Museum can be found along Route 66 in Elk City and the Roger Miller Museum can be found in Erick.  The Beckham County Courthouse located in Sayre, the county seat of Beckham County, is famous for being featured in the 1940s film “The Grapes of Wrath.”  

In 2000, census records showed 19,799 people living in Beckham County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Beckham County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Beckham County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, the county courthouse address and a detailed map of the county. 

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

 

Beckham County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Beckham County

Existing Towns in Beckham County

Ghost Towns in Beckham County

Cemeteries in Beckham County 

Libraries in Beckham County

Newspaper Archives of Beckham County

Add'l Resources for Beckham County

Places to Visit in Beckham County

 

Beckham County Courthouse Information

 

Beckham County Courthouse
302 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 520
Sayre, OK  73662
Telephone:  (580) 928-3300

Directions:  On N. 3rd St. and E. Main St.

Beckham County Website: http://beckham.okcounties.org/

 

Detailed Map of Beckham County

 

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

 

Existing Towns in Beckham County

 

While researching your family history in Beckham County, be sure to visit Elk City and Sayre, which are city hubs located in the area. The following towns are located in present day Beckham County, Oklahoma.

 

Carter

Erick

Texola

 

 

Ghost Towns in Beckham County

 

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

 

Delhi

Mayfield

Prentiss

Doxey

Merritt

Retrop

Hext

Moravia

Sweetwater

Hocker

New Liberty

Taylor

 

 

Cemeteries in Beckham County

 

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

 

Antioch Cemetery

Erick Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery

Bellview Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery

Poarch Cemetery

Buffalo Cemetery

Fairlawn Cemetery

Salem Cemetery

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Grandview Cemetery

Sayre Cemetery

Carter Cemetery

Lone Oak Cemetery

Spring Creek Cemetery

Davis Cemetery

Mayfield Cemetery

Sunny Lane Cemetery

Dabney-Garrett Cemetery

Merritt Cemetery

Texola Cemetery

Delhi Cemetery

North Elm Cemetery

Ural Cemetery

Doxey Cemetery

Old Doxey Cemetery

Vannerson Cemetery

Elk City Cemetery

Old Sayre Cemetery

Wayland Cemetery

 

 

Libraries in Beckham County

 

Elk City Carnegie Library
221 W. Broadway
Elk City, OK 73644
Telephone: (580) 225-0136

Erick Community Library 
200 S. Sheb Wooley
Erick, OK 73645
Telephone: (580) 526-3425

Sayre Public Library
113 E. Poplar
Sayre, OK 73662
Telephone: (580) 928-2641

                 

Historic Newspaper Archives of Beckham County

 

Elk City Daily News

The Sayre Daily, Headlight-Journal

 

Additional Genealogy Resources for Beckham County

 

Beckham County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society

 

Places to Visit in Beckham County

 

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

 

Ackley Park

National Route 66 & Transportation Museum

Roger Miller Museum

RS&K Railroad Museum

Shortgrass Country Museum