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Thanks for taking the time to stop by Harper County OKGenWeb. My name is Michelle, I'm your host for Harper County, Oklahoma.

Thank you for you patience. I'm back online and am available for emails.

Thanks to Bobbi Dunn, OKGenWeb Asst. State Coordinator for helping while I was unable to answer emails. Please send emails to okharper@gmail.com

HISTORICAL NOTE

Oklahoma became the 46th state on November 16, 1907. Harper County is located in Northwestern Oklahoma. It was created from Woods County OK and Woodward County OK, and Indian Lands. Harper County was named for Oscar Greene Harper, a clerk in the 1907 Oklahoma Constitutional Convention which convened at Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory. County government was organized 1 January 1908.

Harper County is bordered on the north by Clark County KS and Coma nche County KS, on the East by Woods County OK and Woodward County OK, on the South by Ellis County OK and on the West by Beaver County OK.

Many of Harper County's early settlers lived in these neighboring counties, and some of their descendants still live on the original homesteads. Harper County was part of the Cherokee Outlet. Please take the time to check these links for your ancestors names. I know that many descendants of the original homesteaders still live in this area.

Please use the RESOURCES page to search for your elusive ancestors. It's where you'll find QUERIES and other resources. I'm not able to do your research for you, so please don't ask me to send all information on your ancestors. My "job" is to coordinate the information for this site to enable you to find your ancestors.Be sure to stop at the OKGenWeb Resources Page.

If you are searching for a different Oklahoma county, check the ALL OKLAHOMA COUNTIES LIST.

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About Harper Co. OK

Modern Court Records

Court Clerk has Marriage, divorce, probate, plat records, civil and criminal court records from about 1907.

County Clerk has Land Records from 1907, school census 1907-1963, and some cemetery information. You can contact the Court Clerk by writing to:

Harper County Courthouse
311 SE 1st
Buffalo, OK 73834
Ph: (580) 735-2012

Records Prior to 1907

Prior to statehood in 1907, few death records were kept. For county records prior to 1907, see Woodward or Woods county. The best way to trace your ancestor may be through county land records. Another possibility would be old newspapers, some of which may be on microfilm for that time period at a public library. Check the Oklahoma Department of Libraries to see if an Oklahoma library has an email or web address. The Buffalo High School has some newspapers on microfilm. You can contact the High School for more information:

Buffalo High School
605 SE 2nd
Buffalo, OK 73834
Ph: (580) 735-2414

If you need vital records, Where to Write for Vital Records - Oklahoma lists the details you will need to obtain those records. For your convenience, you can print Applications for Birth & >Death certificates.

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If you'd like to adopt an Oklahoma orphan county, visit our ORPHAN COUNTY PAGE.

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