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The movie Twister was filmed in Wakita as commemorated by this museum.

Named after President Ulysses S. Grant, Grant County is located in north-central Oklahoma.  Early trails in the county included Black Dog and the Chisholm Trail.  In the late 1800s, railroads were constructed in the area and connected the towns of the county.  In Wakita, the Twister Museum contains memorabilia from the 1995 film Twister, parts of which were filmed in the town. 

In 2000, census records showed 5,144 people living in Grant County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Grant County including legal records, cemetery records and a local historical society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Grant County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, a list of ghost towns, the county courthouse address, a detailed map of the county, library information and a list of cemeteries located within the county.  In addition to these helpful resources, a list of places to visit in Grant County is also provided for visitors to the area. 
 

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

 

Grant County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Grant County

Existing Towns in Grant County

Ghost Towns in Grant County

Cemeteries in Grant County

Libraries in Grant County

Historic Newspaper Archives of Grant County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Grant County

Places to Visit in Grant County 

 

Grant County Courthouse Information

 

Grant County Courthouse
112 E. Guthrie St, Suite 202
Medford, OK  73759
Telephone:  (580) 395-2214

Directions:  On the square at Guthrie St. and Main St.

Records available:  Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1893. 

 

Detailed Map of Grant County

 

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

 

Existing Towns in Grant County

 

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

 

Deer Creek

Jefferson

Lamont

Manchester

Medford

 

Nash

Pond Creek

Renfrow

Wakita

   

Ghost Towns in Grant County

 

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

 

Belleville

Gibbon

Gilbert

Hawley

Moran

Numa

Salt Fork

 

  

Cemeteries in Grant County

 

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

 

Arbor (AKA Fairview or
Sand Creek) Cemetery

Bayard Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery

Czecho-Slovak Cemetery

Darland's Farm Cemetery

Dunkard Cemetery

Eddy New Home
Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery

Fairview Union (AKA
Liberty German) Cemetery

Friends Church Cemetery

Gibbon Cemetery

Goldsmith Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery

Hawley Cemetery

Jefferson Park
Cemetery

Klondike Cemetery

Lamont Cemetery

Liberty Cemetery

Manchester Cemetery

McKeeman Family
Cemetery

Meade (AKA Williams or
Cowal Farm) Cemetery

Medford Mennonite
Cemetery

Moore Family Cemetery

Mt. Oliver Cemetery

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Mt. Vernon Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery

New Home Cemetery

New Hope Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Pond Creek Cemetery

Red Hill Cemetery

Richland Cemetery

Rosedale Cemetery

Rosemound Cemetery

Spring Creek Cemetery

Springdale Cemetery

St. Anthony's Cemetery

St. Josephs Cemetery

St. Mary Calvary Cemetery

St. Mary's Catholic
Cemetery

St. Peter & Paul Cemetery

Turek Cemetery

Valley Center Cemetery

Wakita Cemetery

Whistlers Cemetery

 

Libraries in Grant County

 

Medford Public Library
123 S. Main
Medford, OK  73759
Telephone:  (580) 395-2342

Pond Creek City Library
105 S. 2nd
Pond Creek, OK  73766
Telephone:  (580) 532-6319

  

Historic Newspaper Archives of Grant County

 

The Grant County News

 

Additional Genealogy Resources for Grant County

 

Grant County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Grant County Historical Society
112 E. Guthrie St.
Medford, OK  73759

 

Places to Visit in Grant County

 

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

 

Medford Golf Course

Twister Museum