Discover Kiowa County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
Kiowa County, named after the Kiowa tribe, is located in southwestern Oklahoma. In 1858, Camp Radziminski was established by the U.S. military, but was abandoned the next year. The Western Trail, a route for cattle movers between Texas and Kansas, ran through Kiowa County. At the turn of the century, railroad construction began in Kiowa County and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, the Blackwell, Enid and Southwestern Railroad and the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway were built. The Kiowa County Historical Museum in Hobart is housed in the 1909 Rock Island Train Depot. The museum features historical items from the area. Great Plains State Park near Hobart offers visitors rock climbing and hiking, while water sports and fishing can be enjoyed on Tom Steed Lake.
In 2000, census records showed 10,227 people living in Kiowa County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Kiowa County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogy society. For more information about genealogy in Kiowa County, resources are provided below.
Kiowa County Clerk
P.O. Box 854
Hobart, OK 73651
Telephone: (580) 726-5125
Directions: On the square at S. Jefferson & E. 4th St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, civil court and land records from 1901; City Clerk office has burial records.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Kiowa County.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Kiowa 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 Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
Hobart Public Library
Addie Davis Memorial Library
Snyder Public Library
Kiowa County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 191
Hobart, OK 73651
While researching your family history in Kiowa County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.