Blaine County
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April 19, 1892
As C County

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History

    The area was originally part of Indian Territory where the Creek and Seminole had been settled in the 1820s and 1830s. Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction Treaties of 1866 required the Five Civilized Tribes to cede part of their lands. Thus, the Creek relinquished the western half of their lands, and the Seminole lost all their land. In 1869 the Cheyenne and Arapaho were removed from Colorado to these lands in Indian Territory. In 1879 Cantonment, a military post, was established in present northwestern Blaine County. In December 1882 Mennonites opened an American Indian school near the post. The Episcopal Church operated the Whirlwind Mission in southwestern Blaine County from 1897 to 1917. When the jurisdiction of the Darlington Agency was divided in 1903, the Cheyenne-Arapaho Agency was established at Cantonment. After the Cheyenne and Arapaho took land allotments, their reservation was opened to non-Indian settlers on April 19, 1892. The county was organized on that date as "C" County. The southwest portion of the county south of the Canadian River was part of the Wichita and Caddo reservation and was opened to settlers on August 8, 1901.
    Blaine was adopted as the countyname in November 1892, in honor of James G. Blaine, U.S. Senator, House Speak, and Republican presidential candidate in 1884.

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Blaine County Cemetery Listings on Find A Grave

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Blaine County Courthouse
200 North Weigel St.
Watonga, OK
County Clerk
Phone (580)623-5970
Fax (580)623-4781

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