Discover Beaver County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, Beaver County was formed in 1907 from lands in Oklahoma Territory. In the early 1900s, the extension of railroad lines in the area allowed towns to grow and prosper. The Jones and Plummer Trail Museum, located in the county seat of Beaver, showcases the lives of early Beaver County settlers. Exhibits include historic home items and a restored schoolhouse. Each year Beaver holds the Cimarron Territory Celebration, which includes the city's famous World Cow Chip Throwing Contest.
In 2000, census records showed 5,857 people living in Beaver County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Beaver County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Beaver County are provided below, including a list of existing towns, a list of ghost towns, the county courthouse address, a detailed map of the county, a list of cemeteries located within the county, library information and more. A list of places to visit in Beaver County is also provided for visitors to the area.
Beaver County Courthouse
111 W. 2nd Street
Beaver, OK 73932
Telephone: (580) 625-3151
Directions: On 2nd St. at Avenue F.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce and civil court records from 1890 and probate records from 1891.
Beaver County Website: http://beaver.okcounties.org/
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Beaver County.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Beaver County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Beaver 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 Beaver County, Oklahoma.
Beaver County Pioneer Library
Gateway to the Panhandle Museum Library
Beaver County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 579
Beaver, OK 73932
While researching your family history in Beaver County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.