In 1890, this county was
designated simply as "C" County. By treaty
with the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes, on 19
April 1892, the county was officially opened
to settlers by land rush.
Also on that date, the county
name became Blaine in honor of James Gillespie
Blaine, Senator, Speaker of the House, and
Republican candidate for President in 1884.
The County seat is Watonga,
named for Wa-ton-gha, Arapaho Chief.
The word means black coyote.
HELLO - WELCOME!
My name is LaRae
Halsey-Brooks, and my daughter,
Eireann Brooks, and I are the new County
for the Blaine County OKGenWeb Project.
If you would like to contribute Biographical
Sketches of your
Blaine County families to this website, please
let us know.
We will be happy to create a special page for
and include any photographs, scanned
or other items you'd like to add to the page.
We also would like a list of your Blaine
with dates and townships. We'll include a link
so others researching your families can
I'll start the page with my own families, but
hope you will
each add your own surnames to the new page.
If you live in or near Blaine County and would
take digital photographs of cemeteries and
please let us know.
If you have access to existing cemetery
land records, tax rolls, school class
we would be most grateful for any and all
If you are interested in hosting another
in Oklahoma for the OKGenWeb Project,
please visit the Adoptable
Please check back from time to time
as we add more information to the page
in the coming weeks during 'construction'!