Discover Garfield County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
Garfield County, located in north-central Oklahoma, was named after President James A. Garfield. The Chisholm Trail, used in the 1800s to drive cattle from Texas to Kansas, went through the county. In the late 1800s, railroads began construction in the area. The Railroad Museum of Oklahoma located in Enid shows the history of the railroad in Garfield County. Also in Enid, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center houses artifacts and historic documents.
In 2000, census records showed 57,813 people living in Garfield County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Garfield County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogy society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Garfield 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. A list of places to visit in Garfield County is also provided for visitors to the area.
Garfield County Courthouse
114 W. Broadway Ave, Room 101
Enid, OK 73701
Telephone: (580) 237-0226
Directions: On the square at W. Randolph St. and Independence St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1893; Register of Deeds has land records from 1893.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Garfield County.
While researching your family history in Garfield County, be sure to visit Enid, the largest city in the county. The following towns and cities are located in present day Garfield County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Garfield County or are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past. These towns and cities are commonly referred to as "ghost towns."
The following cemeteries are located in present day Garfield County, Oklahoma.
Public Library of Enid and Garfield County
120 W. Maine Ave.
Enid, OK 73701
Telephone: (580) 234-6313
Garfield County Genealogists
P.O. Box 1106
Enid, OK 73702
Sons & Daughters of the Cherokee Strip Pioneers
P.O. Box 465
Enid , OK 73702
While researching your family history in Garfield County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.