Discover Dewey County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Located in northwestern Oklahoma, Dewey County was named after Admiral George Dewey. The bones of two mammoths have been excavated in Dewey County and were found to be between 143,000 and 166,000 years old. Much later, but before the area was settled, the area was used as a travel corridor by the Plains Indians, then French Canadian traders and finally U.S. military expeditions. Agriculture and livestock have been the major economic factors in Dewey County. In the early 1900s, the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway and the Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway both helped to expand markets and grow the county’s economy.
In 2000, census records showed 4,743 people living in Dewey County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Dewey County including legal records and cemetery records. For more information about genealogy in Dewey County, resources are provided below.
Dewey County Clerk
P.O. Box 368
Taloga, OK 73667
Telephone: (580) 328-5361
Directions: On the square at Broadway and Riggs St.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, probate and civil court records from 1893, divorce records from 1894; 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 Dewey County.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Dewey County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Dewey 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 Dewey County, Oklahoma.
Gore Family Cemetery
Riley Family Cemetery
Seiling Public Library
211 Main St.
Seiling, OK 73663
Telephone: (580) 922-4259
While researching your family history in Dewey County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.