Discover Blaine County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Located in northwestern Oklahoma, Blaine County was named after James G. Blaine, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Built in 1906, the county courthouse is located in Watonga, the county seat. In the early 1900s, railroad lines were built in the area and included the Enid and Anadarko Railway, the Blackwell, Enid and Southwestern Railroad, and the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway. Gypsum mining has long been a major industry in Blaine County, and the first gypsum mill in Oklahoma Territory was located here. Visitors to Blaine County enjoy Roman Nose State Park, the Canadian Rivers Historical Museum and the annual Watonga Cheese Festival.
In 2000, census records showed 11,976 people living in Blaine County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Blaine County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Blaine County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, the county courthouse address and a detailed map of the county.
Blaine County Courthouse
P.O. Box 138
Watonga, OK 73772
Telephone: (580) 623-5890
Directions: On W. Weigle St. and E. 1st St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1892; County Clerk has land records from 1892.
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Blaine County.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Blaine County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Blaine 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 Blaine County, Oklahoma.
Baptist Indian Cemetery
Big Horse Indian Cemetery
Mathews & Stiebolt
New Bell Cemetery
St. Peter's Cemetery
White Buffalo Cemetery
Canton Public Library
Geary Public Library
Okeene Public Library
Watonga Public Library
While researching your family history in Blaine County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.