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Tour the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid.

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.  

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

  

Garfield County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Garfield County

Existing Towns in Garfield County

Ghost Towns in Garfield County

Cemeteries in Garfield County

Libraries in Garfield County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Garfield County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Garfield County

Places to Visit in Garfield County

Garfield County Courthouse Information

Garfield County Courthouse
114 W. Broadway Ave, Room 101
Enid, OK  73701
Telephone:  (580) 237-0227

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. 

Detailed Map of Garfield County

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

Existing Towns in 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.

Breckenridge

Carrier

Covington

Douglas

Drummond

Enid

Fairmont

Garber

Hillsdale

Hunter

Kremlin

Lahoma

North Enid

Waukomis

   

Ghost Towns in Garfield County

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."

Bison

Blanton

Etna

Hayward

   

Cemeteries in Garfield County

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

Baldwin Cemetery

Banner Hill Cemetery

Baumagartner Cemetery

Bethany Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery

Bison Cemetery

Breckenridge Lutheran Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery

Collett Cemetery

Covington Cemetery

Del Norte Cemetery

Douglas Union Cemetery

Enid Cemetery

Enid City Cemetery

Enid Memorial Park
Cemetery

Garber Cemetery

Garber Lutheran
Cemetery

Garfield Cemetery

Hackberry Cemetery

Hayward Cemetery

Heitholt Cemetery

Hillsdale Cemetery

Hunter Cemetery

Immanuel Cemetery

Imo Cemetery

Kremlin Cemetery

Mennonite Bretheren
Cemetery (Lahoma)

Mennonite Bretheren
Cemetery (Enid)

Miller Cemetery

North Marshall IOOF Cemetery

Paradise Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery

Pleasant Valley Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery

Sample Cemetery

St. John Lutheran Cemetery

Sunny Side Cemetery

Trinity Lutheran Cemetery

Waukomis Cemetery

Wesley M.E. Chapel (Old) Cemetery

White Cemetery

Zion Lutheran Cemetery

  

Libraries in Garfield County

Public Library of Enid and Garfield County
120 W. Maine Ave.
Enid, OK  73701
Telephone:  (580) 234-6313

Historic Newspaper Archives of Garfield County

Covington Record

Enid News

Enid News and Eagle

Additional Genealogy Resources for Garfield County

Garfield County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Garfield County Genealogists
P.O. Box 1106
Enid, OK  73702

Sons & Daughters of the Cherokee Strip Pioneers
P.O. Box 465
Enid , OK  73702

Places to Visit in Garfield County

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

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage
Center


Enid Symphony Center

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights
Heritage Center & Museum


Leonardo's Children's Museum &
Adventure Quest

Midgley Museum

Plain View Winery

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

Simpson's Old Time Museum & Movie Studio

Westlake Recreation Area