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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Oklahoma Territory researchers
are deeply indebted to Mary Lou
for the many years she has devoted
to the transcription of records.
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!
submitted by Jim and Marca Lee McInnes Murray
"This is a picture of a
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."
collected Native American research
of the late Barbara Clayton, this page is
where visitors can view the findings of
and contribute their own work to the project.
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posted on various genealogy sites.
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