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The Black Kettle National Grasslands are a prairie treasure.

Roger Mills County, located in west-central Oklahoma, was named for Roger Quarles Mills, a Texas politician.  Explorers went through the county as early as the 1500s; Spanish explorer Coronado camped in the area in 1541.  Other explorers and traders traveled the area in the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Two historic battles took place in Roger Mills County: the Battle of Antelope Hills in 1858 and the Battle of the Washita in 1868.  The Camp Supply Road and the California Road were transportation routes used in Roger Mills County in the 1800s, while railroad service began in the 1910s.  The Black Kettle National Grassland covers 30,000 acres of Roger Mills County and offers hiking, horseback riding and hunting.  West of Cheyenne, the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site displays the history of the famous 1868 battle.  In Cheyenne, Pioneer Museums in the Park is a walk-through museum complex featuring various buildings and artifacts.

In 2000, census records showed 3,436 people living in Roger Mills County.  For more information about genealogy in Roger Mills County, resources are provided below.

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

Roger Mills County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Roger Mills County

Existing Towns in Roger Mills County

Ghost Towns in Roger Mills County

Cemeteries in Roger Mills County

Historic Schools in Roger Mills County

Libraries in Roger Mills County

Newspaper Archives of Roger Mills County

Add'l Resources for Roger Mills County

Places to Visit in Roger Mills County

  

Roger Mills County Courthouse Information

Roger Mills County Courthouse
503 E. Broadway St.
P.O. Box 708
Cheyenne, OK  73628
Telephone:  (580) 497-3366

Directions:  Broadway & L.L. Males Boulevard.

Records available:  County Clerk has marriage, probate, civil court records from 1800s, divorce records from 1900; County Clerk has land records from 1800s.

Roger Mills Website: http://www.rogermills.org/

Detailed Map of Roger Mills County

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

Existing Towns in Roger Mills County

While researching your family history in Roger Mills County, be sure to visit Cheyenne, the largest town in the county.  The following towns and cities are located in present day Roger Mills County, Oklahoma.

Cheyenne

Hammon

Reydon

Strong City

  

Ghost Towns in Roger Mills County

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

Angora

Antelope

Berlin

Brantley

Butte City

Cade Community

Carpenter

Clifford

Crawford

Creston

Cuthbert

Dempsey

Downey

Dudley

Durham

Grimes

Grow

Hamburg

Harrington

Herring

Larned

MacArthur

Mateer

Meridian

Midway

Millsville

Oehme

Pilot

Progress

Rankin

Red Moon

Rhoads

Ridgeton

Roll

Rome

Sedalia

Shirley

Square Top

Sweetwater

Texmo

Trammel

Vernon

Cemeteries in Roger Mills County

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

Barker Cemetery

Belleview Cemetery

Berlin Cemetery

Brookside Cemetery

Carpenter Cemetery

Center Chapel Cemetery

Chapel Hill Cemetery

Cheyenne Cemetery

Dempsey Cemetery

Dewey Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery

Hammon-Red Hill
Cemetery

Kiowa Cemetery

Lone Star Cemetery

Mulberry Cemetery

Pie Flat Cemetery

Pleasant View Cemetery

Red Star Cemetery

Rome Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery

Shirley Cemetery

Silent Home (AKA Crawford, AKA Roll) Cemetery

Snakey Bend Cemetery

Strong City Cemetery

Union Chapel Cemetery

Wagoner

White Rose Cemetery

  

Historic Schools in Roger Mills County

The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma.

Antelope School

Bachelor School

Banner School

Bar-X (AKA Pow Wow)
School

Belleview School

Berlin School

Blueridge School

Breezy Meadow School

Brookside School

Canadian School

Carpenter School

Center Chapel (AKA
Midyett) School

Cheyenne School

Clear Springs School

Clifford School

Cottonwood School

Crawford School

Creston School

Croton (AKA Taylor)
School

Custer Bend (AKA
Snakey Bend) School

Dead Indian School

Dempsey School

Dewey (AKA Howard)
School

Diamond Front School

Dogholler (AKA Wilson)
School

Dunbar School

Durham School

Eden View School

Emerson School

Enterprise School

Fairmont (AKA Vaughn)
School

Fairview School
(Durham)

Fairview (AKA Ludlow)
School (Leedey)

Fairview (AKA Shugart)
School (near Crawford)

Five Star (AKA Rula)
School

Grimes School

Hamburg (AKA Shaw)
School

Hammon

Herring School

Highland School

High Point (AKA Clabber) School

Kilby (AKA Wrinkle Socks, AKA Fairview) School

Kiowa School

Liberty School

Liberty Center (AKA
Stingey Ridge) School

Liberty Hill School

Locust Grove School

Lone Elm School

Lone Star School

Mammoth School

Meadow Brook School

Melrose School

Meridian School

Midway School (NE
Roger Mills County)

Midway School (Between
Durham & Reydon)

M.K.T. School

Mt. Rose School

Mt. Zion School

Mulberry School

Needmore School

New Liberty School

New Site (AKA Lope Up,
AKA Hitch) School

Nine Mile School

Number Five School

Oak Ridge (AKA Dickey)
School

Pie Flat School

Plainview (AKA Lost
Prairie, AKA Possom Valley) School

Pleasant Hill (AKA Patton) School

Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley (AKA
Stone) School

Pleasant View (AKA
Moehler) School

Quartermaster (AKA
Cyclone) School

Rankin (AKA Reydon)
School

Red Moon School

Red Mounds (AKA Mount
View) School

Red Rock School

Red Star School

Red Top School

Rocky (AKA Pleasant
Ridge) School

Roll School

Rome School 

Rose Hill School

Rupert School

Sand Hill School

Sandstone School

Sedalia (AKA Lower
Sandstone) School

Sergeant Major (AKA Anderson) School

Shirley School

Simpson School

Skip Out School

South Antelope School

Spring Creek School
(District 44)

Spring Creek School
(District 80)

Square Top School

Streeter School

Strong City School

Success School

Sunny Point School

Sunny Slope (AKA
Ignorant Knob) School

Texmo School

Three Corner School

Twin Hills (AKA Coon)
School

Union Center School

Vernon School

Washita School

Welcome School

White Shield School

Wild Horse School

Wildcat School

Windy Hill School

Yankee Front School

Libraries in Roger Mills County

Minnie R. Slief Library
100 S. Don Cearlock Ave.
Cheyenne, OK  73628
Telephone:  (580) 497-3777

Historic Newspaper Archives of Roger Mills County

Transcribed early issues of Roger Mills County newspapers including the Cheyenne Sunbeam 1894-1900, the Cheyenne Star 1901-1911 & 1959 as well as Hammon newspapers on OKGenWeb.

Additional Genealogy Resources for Roger Mills County

Roger Mills County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Roger Mills County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 205
Cheyenne, OK  73628

Roger Mills County Land Records
c/o Roger Mills County Clerk
P.O. Box 708
Cheyenne, OK  73628
Telephone:  (580) 497-3366

Places to Visit in Roger Mills County

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

Antelope Hills

Black Kettle National Grassland

Black Kettle Recreation Area

Break O'Day Farm & Metcalfe Museum

Briggs Family Private Museum

Croton Creek Guest Ranch

Pioneer Museums in the Park

Skipout Lake Recreation Area

Spring Creek Lake Recreation Area

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site