Discover Canadian County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Canadian County, named after the wide Canadian River that flows across the county, is home to the historic Chisholm Trail, Fort Reno and sections of Route 66. El Reno is the county seat of Canadian County and the courthouse was constructed in the mid-1960s. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, railroads were constructed across Canadian County and El Reno became a central hub of the area's railroad transportation. Historic Fort Reno offers a look into Oklahoma's military past with guided tours and events, while the Canadian County Historical Museum provides visitors with a look into the everyday lives of past county residents. El Reno also hosts the annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival, where the world's largest fried onion burger is put on display for festival-goers. Yukon, hometown of Garth Brooks, hosts the Oklahoma Czech Festival each year.
In 2000, census records showed 87,697 people living in Canadian County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Canadian County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society.
Canadian County Courthouse
201 N. Choctaw Ave.
P.O. Box 458
El Reno, OK 73036
Telephone: (405) 295-6200
Directions: N. Choctaw and W. Hayes
Records available: Court Clerk has land records, marriage records from 1890, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1900 and voting records from 1909.
Canadian County Website: http://www.canadiancounty.org
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Canadian County.
While researching your family history in Canadian County, be sure to visit the following city hubs located in the area.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Canadian County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Canadian 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 Canadian County, Oklahoma.
Old Lutheran Union
Sunny Lane Cemetery
Swapping Back Mission Cemetery
El Reno Carnegie Library
Mustang Public Library
Piedmont Public Library
Mabel C. Fry Public Library
100 Red Moon Circle
P.O. Box 38
Concho, OK 73022
Telephone: (405) 262-0345
Canadian County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 866
El Reno, OK 73036
While researching your family history in Canadian County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area. And don't miss the opportunity to savor onion-fried burgers in El Reno where they were made famous.