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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.


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HELLO - WELCOME!

My name is LaRae Halsey-Brooks, and my daughter,
Eireann Brooks, and I are the new County Co-Coordinators
for the Blaine County OKGenWeb Project.

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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 your material
and include any photographs, scanned documents,
or other items you'd like to add to the page.

We also would like a list of your Blaine County Surnames
with dates and townships. We'll include a link back
so others researching your families can contact you.
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 like to
take digital photographs of cemeteries and tombstones,
please let us know.

If you have access to existing cemetery transcriptions,
land records, tax rolls, school class rosters/photos, etc.,
we would be most grateful for any and all submissions.

If you are interested in hosting another county
in Oklahoma for the OKGenWeb Project,
please visit the Adoptable Counties page.

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Please check back from time to time
as we add more information to the page
in the coming weeks during 'construction'!

Thank you!
LaRae & Eireann

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Resources

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Archived Queries
Blaine County Cemeteries
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Blaine County Historical Background
Blaine County Resources
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OKGenWeb Resources
Blaine County Related Links

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Kingfisher-Blaine Counties
Genealogical Society

There is a genealogical society for Kingfisher and Blaine Counties that is dedicated
to preserving family histories.

Kingfisher-Blaine Genealogical Society
c/o Chisholm Trail Museum
605 Zellers Ave.
Kingfisher, OK  73750

Email: kbcgs73750@yahoo.com

Director: Adam Lynn
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm

OKGenWeb Research Sources

Cemeteries of Oklahoma
OKGenWeb Resource Page
OK Family Reunions
OKGenWeb Success Stories

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If you are interested in sponsoring a county
in the OKGenWeb Project, or have questions
regarding the OKGenWeb Project, please contact:

OKGenWeb
State Coordinator: Linda Simpson
Asst State Coordinator: Mel Owings

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Sunday, 03-Jan-2016 01:05:02 MST

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