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Travel a famous stretch of Route 66 in western Oklahoma.

Custer County, created prior to statehood in 1896 and located in west-central Oklahoma, was named after Lt. Col. George A. Custer.  In the early 1900s, the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad, the Blackwell, Enid and Southwestern Railroad and the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway were built in the area and contributed to the growth of cities and towns along their routes.  The Heartland of America Museum in Weatherford features exhibits and artifacts that highlight life in western Oklahoma during the 20th century.   The Western Oklahoma Historical Center, also in Weatherford, is home to the Western Plains Genealogical Society and gives a glimpse into pioneer life at the beginning of the 20th century.  Clinton offers the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, full of artifacts and mementos from the Mother Road’s prime. 

In 2000, census records showed 26,142 people living in Custer County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Custer County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogy society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Custer County are provided below, including a list of existing towns and the county courthouse address.  

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

Custer County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Custer County

Existing Towns in Custer County

Ghost Towns in Custer County

Cemeteries in Custer County

Libraries in Custer County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Custer County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Custer County

Places to Visit in Custer County

Custer County Courthouse Information

Custer County Courthouse
P.O. Box 300
Arapaho, OK  73620
Telephone:  (580) 323-4420

Directions:  On B St. & Broadway St.

Records available:  County Clerk has marriage, divorce, and probate records from 1899, civil court records from 1894, real estate, deeds, mortgages and releases, army and U.S. service records from 1892, school census from 1913 and county register of electors from 1916; Cemetery Association has burial records for each city. 

Detailed Map of Custer County

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

Existing Towns in Custer County

While researching your family history in Custer County, be sure to visit the following cities located in the area.

Clinton

Weatherford

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

Arapaho

Butler

Clinton

Custer City

Hammon

Thomas

Weatherford

Ghost Towns in Custer County

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

Claude

Cora

Edwardsville

Fransen

Graves

Independence

Indianapolis

Parkersburg

Rathbone

Rogers

Samsville

Stafford

Taylor

Cemeteries in Custer County

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

Alderson Cemetery

Anthon Cemetery

Antioch Cemetery

Arapaho Cemetery

Beck Cemetery

Bethany Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery

Bethel Krimmer
Mennonite Cemetery

Bethel Mennonite
Cheyenne Indian
Cemetery

Bradley Cemetery

Butler Cemetery

Cabaniss Cemetery

Chapel Hill Cemetery

Clinton Cemetery

Clinton Indian Cemetery

Clinton Memorial Park
Cemetery

Congregational
Cemetery

Edwardsville Cemetery

Elm Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery

Forney Cemetery

German Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery

Gyp Cemetery

Independence
Cemetery

Indian Shortnose
Allotment

John Old Crow
Cemetery

Liberty Cemetery

Masonic Cemetery

Moorewood Cemetery

Mound Olive Cemetery

Mound Valley Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery

Murphy-Maley Cemetery

Newton Cemetery

Old Catholic Cemetery

Old Elm Cemetery

Osceola Cemetery

Parkersburg Cemetery

Plainview Cemetery

Prairie View Cemetery

Red Rock Cemetery

Rockwell Cemetery

Saint Johns Cemetery

Sare Cemetery

Shiloh Cemetery

South Cedar Cemetery

Stafford Cemetery

Summit Cemetery

Thomas Cemetery

Thompson Pixlee
Cemetery

Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Cemetery

Vickburg Cemetery

Weatherford
Cemetery

Zion Cemetery

Libraries in Custer County

Clinton Public Library
721 Frisco
Clinton, OK  73601
Telephone: (580) 323-2165

Hazel Cross Library
115 W. Broadway
Thomas, OK  73669
Telephone: (580) 661-3532

Weatherford Public Library
219 E. Franklin
Weatherford, OK  73096
Telephone: (580) 772-3591

Historic Newspaper Archives of Custer County

The Arapaho Bee

The Butler Herald

Clinton News

Custer City News

The Weatherford News

Additional Genealogy Resources for Custer County

Custer County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Western Plains Weatherford Genealogical Society

Places to Visit in Custer County

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

Cherokee Trading Post & Boot Outlet

Heartland of America Museum

Lucky Star Casino

Mohawk Lodge Indian Store

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

Stafford Air & Space Museum

Washita National Wildlife Refuge

Weatherford Wind Energy Park

Western Oklahoma Historical Center