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See the lasting impact Will Rogers has had on Oklahoma.

Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Rogers County was named for Clement Rogers, a prominent legislator, judge and father to Will Rogers.  In 1882, the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway was built in Rogers County, then in 1889, the Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway came in.  In 1903, artesian wells were discovered in the area and were promoted as having healing powers.  During the height of their popularity, the wells brought people to Rogers County and boosted its economy.  Will Rogers was born in Rogers County near Oologah in 1879.  His birthplace at Dog Iron Ranch near Oologah includes a 400-acre living history ranch that offers group tours.  The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore features memorabilia and showcases the life of Will Rogers, while the Oologah Historical Museum contains photos and artifacts from pioneer families in the area.  Historic Route 66 runs through Rogers County with interesting landmarks along its path, including the Blue Whale near Catoosa, and Totem Pole Park in Foyil.

In 2000, census records showed 70,641 people living in Rogers County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Rogers County including legal records and cemetery records.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Rogers County are provided below, including a list of existing towns and the county courthouse address.

 

Rogers County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Rogers County

Existing Towns in Rogers County

Ghost Towns in Rogers County

Cemeteries in Rogers County

Historic Schools in Rogers County

Libraries in Rogers County


Historic Newspaper Archives of Rogers County

Add'l Genealogy Resources for Rogers County

Places to Visit in Rogers County

 

Rogers County Courthouse Information

 

Rogers County Courthouse
219 S. Missouri Ave.
Claremore, OK  74017
Telephone:  (918) 341-0585

Directions:  On S. Missouri Ave. between Patti Page Blvd. & W. 1st St.

Records available:  Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1907. 

Rogers County Website: http://www.rogerscounty.org/

 

Detailed Map of Rogers County

 

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

 

Existing Towns in Rogers County

 

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

 

Catoosa

Chelsea

Claremore

Collinsville

Fair Oaks

Foyil

Inola

Oologah

 

Owasso

Talala

 

Ghost Towns in Rogers County

 

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

 

Bushyhead

Catale

Gregory

Jamestown

Justus

Limestone

Sageeyah

Sequoyah

Taiwah

Valley Park

Verdigris

  

Cemeteries in Rogers County

 

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

 

Abe Colonel Cemetery

Alberty Cemetery

Beck Cemetery

Bible Cemetery

Bushyhead Cemetery

Catale-Moss Cemetery

Catoosa Oklahoma
Cemetery

Chambers Cemetery

Chambers Cemetery

Chelsea Cemetery

Claremore City Cemetery

Cochran Cemetery

County Cemetery

Cromwell Cemetery

Crutchfield Cemetery

Dawes Cemetery

Denbo Cemetery

Duck Cemetery

Eaton Ranch
Family Cemetery

Eden Mennonite
Church Cemetery

Fair View Cemetery

Foreman Cemetery

Galcatcher Cemetery

Gid Graham Memorial
Mound

Harnage Cemetery

Henry Cemetery

Highland Cemetery

Ingersoll Family
Cemetery

Lawnwood Cemetery

Lone Elm Cemetery

Lowther Cemetery

Marshall Cemetery

McIntosh Family
Cemetery

Montgomery Cemetery

Mosley/Panther Creek Cemetery

Musgrove Cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery

Oakhaven Memorial
Gardens

Oologah Cemetery

Oowala Cemetery

Panther Cemetery

Riggs Cemetery

River Hill Cemetery

Sageeyah Cemetery

Sandridge Cemetery

Settle Cemetery

Shady Grove Cemetery

Shawnee Cemetery

Snider/Snyder Cemetery

Stidman Cemetery

Stone Canyon Cemetery

Sweeten Cemetery

Talala Cemetery

Talbert Cemetery

Thorne Family Cemetery

Timber Ridge Cemetery

Walkley Cemetery

Wann Cemetery

Wards Grove Cemetery

Washington Cemetery

Will Rogers Museum
Cemetery

Winganon Cemetery

Wofford Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery

 

Historic Schools in Rogers County

 

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

 

Allen School

Bushyhead School

Catoosa School

Chambers School

Chelsea School

Chenhall School

Cherokee Central
School

Claremore School

Condrey School

Davis School

Dieterlie School

Foyil School

Greer School

Gregory School

Harmony Star School

Inola School

J.C. Number 1 School

King School

Limestone School

Lincoln School

Lone Elm School

Lone Star School

Longfellow
Independent School

Love School

Maple Grove School

North Limestone
School

Oak Grove School

Oklahoma Military
Academy

Oologah School

Oowala School

Prairie Grove School

Riverside School

Rogers State College 

Rucker School

Sageeyah School

Snarr School

South Limestone
School

Talala School

Taiwah Elementary
School

Taiwah School

Verdigris School

Waller School

Washington School

West Plains School

Whisenhunt School

Whitehill School

Willieo School

Winganon School 

   

Libraries in Rogers County

 

Catoosa Public Library
105 E. Oak
Catoosa, OK  74015
Telephone:  (918) 266-1684

Chelsea Public Library
618 Pine
Chelsea, OK  74016
Telephone:  (918) 789-3364

Will Rogers Library
1515 N. Florence Ave.
Claremore, OK  74017
Telephone:  (918) 341-1564

Inola Public Library
15 N. Broadway
Inola, OK  74036
Telephone:  (918) 543-8862

Talala Public Library
104 W. Watova
Talala, OK  74080
Telephone:  (918) 275-4540

 

Historic Newspaper Archives of Rogers County

 

Chelsea Reporter

The Claremore Progress

 

Additional Genealogy Resources for Rogers County

 

Rogers County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Rogers County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2493
Claremore, OK  74018

Rogers County Historical Society

 

Places to Visit in Rogers County

 

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

 

Arkansas River Historical Society
Museum


Belvidere Mansion

Blue Whale

Catoosa Historical Society Museum

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs

Collinsville Newspaper Museum

D.W. Correll Museum

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum

Oklahoma Military Academy Museum

Oologah Historical Museum

Owasso Historical Museum

The Route 66 Nut House
Shepherd's Cross Inc

Totem Pole Park

Will Rogers Birthplace (Dog Iron Ranch)

Will Rogers Memorial Museum