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Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Washington County was named after President George Washington.  American explorers traveled the region with the Glenn-Fowler Expedition in 1821, and by the late 1800s, Washington County was being cultivated for agriculture and raising cattle.  A cattle trail to Kansas ran through the county and was used until the railroad was introduced.  The first railroad in Washington County was the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1899.  In 1897, Oklahoma’s first commercial oil well was drilled in Bartlesville, creating an oil boom and making the county an oil production center. Today, the Bartlesville Area History Museum showcases the history of the area with displays and artifacts.  Also located in Bartlesville, the magnificent Price Tower stands as Frank Lloyd Wright’s only skyscraper.  Copan Lake near Copan offers campsites and fishing, and Hudson Lake near Bartlesville offers fishing and kayaking. 

In 2000, census records showed 48,996 people living in Washington County.  Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Washington County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society.  Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Washington 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. 

Washington County Courthouse Information

Detailed Map of Washington County

Existing Towns in Washington County

Ghost Towns in Washington County

Cemeteries in Washington County

Libraries in Washington County

Newspaper Archives of Washington County

Tribal Nations in Washington County

Add'l Resources for Washington County

Places to Visit in Washington County

Washington County Courthouse Information

Washington County Courthouse
420 S. Johnstone Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003
Telephone:  (918) 336-0330

Directions:  At 5th & S. Johnstone.

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

Washington County Website: http://www.countycourthouse.org/

Detailed Map of Washington County

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

Existing Towns in Washington County

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

Bartlesville

Copan

Dewey

Ochelata

Ramona

   

Ghost Towns in Washington County

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

Oglesby

Owen

Silver Lake

Vera

Cemeteries in Washington County

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

Beck Cemetery

Bivins Cemetery

Bond Family Cemetery

Brewer Family
Cemetery

Buck Creek Cemetery

Busby Cemetery

Ceasar Cemetery

Coon Creek Burials

Curleyhead Cemetery

Daniels Cemetery

Day Cemetery

Delaware Indian
Cemetery

Dewey Cemetery

Edens Family
Cemetery

Falleaf Cemetery

Friend Cemetery

Gilstrap Cemetery

Gilstrap Cemetery 2

Green Island Cemetery

Hendricks Cemetery

Jesse Creek Cemetery

Ketchum Family
Cemetery

Keys Cemetery

Leard Cemetery

Lenno Cemetery

Lyman Cemetery

Matoaka Cemetery

McIntosh Cemetery

Memorial Park
Cemetery

Metoka Cemetery

Miller Cemetery

Mullendore Family
Cemetery

Ochelata Cemetery

Oglesby Cemetery

Parsons Cemetery

Patterson Cemetery

Prudom Cemetery

Ramona Cemetery

Reed Cemetery

Riddle Cemetery

Saint Lukes Episcopal
Church Columbarium

Silver Lake Cemetery

Stick Creek Cemetery

Stokes Cemetery

Tayrian Cemetery

Thursday Cemetery

Tyner Cemetery (Oglesby)

Tyner Creek Cemetery

Tyner Family Cemetery (Ochelata)

Vinson Cemetery

Washington Cemetery

White Rose Cemetery

   

Libraries in Washington County

Bartlesville Public Library
600 S. Johnstone
Bartlesville, OK  74003
Telephone:  (918) 338-4161

Herbert F. Tyler Memorial Library
821 N. Shawnee
Dewey, OK  74029
Telephone:  (918) 534-2106

Historic Newspaper Archives of Washington County

Bartlesville Enterprise

The Morning Examiner

Tribal Nations in Washington County

Delaware Tribe of Indians
170 NE Barbara
Bartlesville, OK  74006
Telephone:  (918) 333-0733

Additional Genealogy Resources for Washington County

Washington County on OKGenWeb: Oklahoma Genealogy & History

Bartlesville Genealogical Society
c/o Bartlesville Public Library
600 S. Johnstone Ave.
Bartlesville, OK  74003

Washington County Historical Society
801 N. Delaware Ave.
P.O. Box 255
Dewey, OK  74029

Places to Visit in Washington County

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

Bartlesville Area History Museum

Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra

Copan Lake

Dewey Hotel Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower

Frank Phillips Historic Home

Hudson Lake

Johnstone Park

Kiddie Park

LaQuinta Mansion

Osage Casino

Phillips Petroleum Company Museum

Tom Mix Museum & Western Theatre

Woolaroc Ranch, Museum & Wildlife Preserve