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Dewey County.

Located in northwestern Oklahoma, Dewey County was named after Admiral George Dewey.  The bones of two mammoths have been excavated in Dewey County and were found to be between 143,000 and 166,000 years old.  Much later, but before the area was settled, the area was used as a travel corridor by the Plains Indians, then French Canadian traders and finally U.S. military expeditions.  Agriculture and livestock have been the major economic factors in Dewey County.  In the early 1900s, the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway and the Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway both helped to expand markets and grow the county’s economy. 

In 2000, census records showed 4,743 people living in Dewey County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Dewey County including legal records and cemetery records.  For more information about genealogy in Dewey County, resources are provided below.

Dewey County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Dewey County

Existing Towns in Dewey County

Ghost Towns in Dewey County

Cemeteries in Dewey County

Libraries in Dewey County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Dewey County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Dewey County

Places to Visit in Dewey County

Dewey County Courthouse Information

Dewey County Clerk
P.O. Box 368
Taloga, OK  73667
Telephone:  (580) 328-5390

Directions:  On the square at Broadway and Riggs St.

Records available:  Court Clerk has marriage, probate and civil court records from 1893, divorce records from 1894; County Clerk has land records from 1892. 

Detailed Map of Dewey County

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

Existing Towns in Dewey County

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

Camargo

Leedey

Oakwood

Putnam 

Seiling

Taloga

Vici

  

Ghost Towns in Dewey County

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

Aledo

Cestos

Fay

Lenora

Nobscot

Raymond

  

Cemeteries in Dewey County

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

Bloomfield Cemetery

Brooker-Meek
Cemetery

Brumfield Cemetery

Camargo Cemetery

Cedar Vale Cemetery

Center Point Cemetery

Chain Family Cemetery

Chapman Cemetery

Cory Cemetery

Cox Cemetery

Dewey Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery
(Leedey)

Fairview Cemetery

Fountain Cemetery

Gore Family Cemetery

James Riley Cemetery

Leedey Cemetery

Liberty Cemetery

Little Robe Cemetery

Merck-Arnold Cemetery

Mound Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery

Munice Cemetery

Nardin Cemetery

New Hermon Cemetery

Oakley Cemetery

Oakwood IOOF
Cemetery

Prairie Bell Cemetery

Raymond Cemetery
(Lenora)

Raymond Cemetery
(Taloga)

Rhea Cemetery

Riley Cemetery

Riley Family Cemetery

Riverview Cemetery

Robison Cemetery

Sunny Side Cemetery

Trail Cemetery

Union View Cemetery

Vassar Cemetery

Webb Cemetery

Woodruff Cemetery

Yake-Bull Creek Cemetery

  

Libraries in Dewey County

Seiling Public Library
211 Main St.
Seiling, OK  73663
Telephone:  (580) 922-4259

Historic Newspaper Archives of Dewey County

Taloga Tomahawk

Additional Genealogy Resources for Dewey County

Dewey County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Places to Visit in Dewey County

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

Boswell Museum