Discover Woodward County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
Woodward County, located in northwestern Oklahoma, was named for the town of Woodward and was created in 1907 at statehood. Military presence in Woodward County began early on, with expeditions in 1857 and 1860, and the establishment of Camp Supply (later Fort Supply) in 1868. In the late 1800s, cattle were herded through the county on the Great Western Trail. The Southern Kansas Railway was built in 1887, and the town of Woodward was formed along its route. In Woodward, the Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum showcases the history of Woodward County and its people. Fort Supply features living history events and programs detailing life at the fort, which was closed in 1894. Fort Supply Lake offers campsites, fishing and boating.
In 2000, census records showed 18,486 people living in Woodward County. Countless assets exist for tracing genealogy in Woodward County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society. Valuable resources for researching genealogy in Woodward County are provided below, including a list of existing towns and a list of cemeteries located within the county. .
Woodward County Courthouse
1600 Main St.
Woodward, OK 73801
Telephone: (580) 256-3413
Directions: On Main St. & 16th.
Woodward County Website: http://woodwardcounty.org/
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Woodward County.
While researching your family history in Woodward County, be sure to visit Woodward, the largest town in the county. The following towns and cities are located in present day Woodward County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Woodward County or are still populated, but signficantly 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 Woodward County, Oklahoma.
The following historic schools, academies or schoolhouses were located in Woodward County, Oklahoma. Brief information about many of these schools can be found on the Schools Page of the Woodward County OKGenWeb site.
Bar N School
Elm Grove School
Happy Hollow School
Happy Valley School
Indian Creek School
Mountain View School
Oak Valley School
Pea Ridge School
Pleasant Valley School
Round Timber School
Round Top School
Tony Day School
Woodward Public Library
Northwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 834
Woodward, OK 73801
While researching your family history in Woodward County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.
Crystal Beach Park & Lake