Early Days in
Kingfisher County

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Kingfisher County

Patrons' Reference Directory

Landowners of 1906

Land Records

Indian News

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Old Query Posts (2)

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Family Genealogies

Family Group Sheets

Family Photos from
Herman L. Weiland

Kingfisher Families of
Anna Douglas Madden

 

OK Birth/Death Certs

Early Marriages

Bible Records

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Kingfisher C of C

Chisholm Trail Museum

Hennessey Library

Kingfisher Class of '52

Churches

Kingfisher Information

Hennessey Information

Okarche Information

Can you identify
these folks?

County Postcards

Kingfisher Photo Album

Kingfisher Co.
Genealogies
& Photographs

OK Photo Gallery

1890 Territorial Census

1900 Kingfisher Census

Cooper Township
1920 Census - 1 page

Cooper Township
1930 Census - 1 page

Kingfisher Co. Obits  

Leonhardt Family Obits

OK Obits

Dover Cemetery Photographs

New Home Cemetery
Photographs

Hennessey Cemetery
Rolls

Veterans in
Hennessey Cemetery

Cemetery List

More Cemetery Info

American Legion Plot
of Kingfisher Cemetery

Grimes Cemetery Lots

Maple Grove Listings

Kingfisher Cem. Burials

Greenwood Cem. Burials

Certified for Service

Draft Registration Lists

Draft Card -
August Romerman

 

 

City of Kingfisher
Ward Map
Township Grid

Map--Kingfisher Co 1895

1914 County Map

Oklahoma Maps

OK 1895 County Maps

Indian Nations
& OK 1895

OK Civil War
Map of Battles

Progressive Map
(1650-1950)

OKGenWeb
County Newspapers

1989 Kingfisher
Times Index
(100th Anniv. Ed.)

Kingfisher Times & Free Press

News feature on library microfilm reader:
July 19, 1999

50th Anniversary Edition:
April, 1939

Down Memory Lane

1893 Kingfisher Articles

Kingfisher Free Press, April 18, 1949:
60th Anniversary Edition

Items from the
Hennessey Clipper

List of Published
Newspapers since 1889

1893 Hennessey Clipper

OK Newspaper Project

OK Family Reunions

OK Addresses & Links

OK Historical Society

Neighboring Counties

County Names & Seats

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LaRae Halsey-Brooks
Eireann Brooks

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About Kingfisher County

Kingfisher County was created in 1890 following the run into The Unassigned Lands and the organization of Oklahoma Territory.  A strip of land was later added to the western edge of the county after the land run of 1892.  First known as County "Five," it was later named to honor the town of Kingfisher, which had been settled overnight after the land run of April 22, 1889, and named for a settler who operated a trading station on the Chisholm Trail.

The Central Hotel in Kingfisher housed the first county officials until 1892, when Abraham Seay and William Grimes built a three-story brick structure which they in turn leased to the county.  When it was destroyed by fire in 1901, county officials had a four-story brick building constructed at the cost of $29,990.

Kingfisher County is located 45 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, and encompasses 906 square miles of wide prairie.  The average precipitation is 47.1 inches yearly.  January's average temperature is 42.0F and July's average is 80.8F.

The town of Kingfisher, the county seat, has a population of 4,380.  It is the site of the Seay Mansion, restored home of Oklahoma's second territorial governor, A. J.  Seay. Built in 1892, it features furnishings from that period. Also located in Kingfisher is the Chisholm Trail Museum, which traces the history of the Chisholm Trail and features Indian artifacts, and a restored log cabin, school house, church and bank.

At one time, oil production in the Casino Area, Dover Field, and East Columbia Field was of significant economic importance. Today, agriculture is central to the economy of the area, with wheat being the major crop.

Annual events include Pat Hennessey Days during late August, PRCA sanctioned rodeo in June, Chisholm Trail Museum Barbecue in April, and Germanfest at Okarche in October.

Census records are available beginning with the 1890 First Territorial Census. Most county records begin in 1890. The county seat is Kingfisher. The Kingfisher post office was established April 20, 1889 under the name "Lisbon." The name was changed to "Kingfisher" on July 18, 1889.

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Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Kingfisher Free Press

All Oklahoma Territory researchers
are deeply indebted to Mary Lou Morgan
for the many years she has devoted
to the transcription of records.

Early OK Photographs
Our thanks to Barbara Rivas
for submitting this collection of
22 early Oklahoma photos --
stop by the page and see if you can
help to identify these folks!

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Unidentified Photos
submitted by Jim and Marca Lee McInnes Murray

"This is a picture of a family 
that I found in my mother's pictures. 
I imagine they lived in Oklahoma. 
I thought perhaps someone looking 
at Oklahoma pictures might know them."

Native American Research Project
With the collected Native American research 
of the late Barbara Clayton, this page is 
where visitors can view the findings of others 
and contribute their own work to the project.

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Kingfisher-Blaine Counties
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NARA -- Access to Military Service
and Pension Records

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CensusTools

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Surname Helper
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for queries and surname registrations
posted on various genealogy sites.

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