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Cimarron County, Oklahoma
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Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Boise City
Courthouse
Address Cimarron County Courthouse
P.O. Box 145
Boise City, Oklahoma 73933-0145
Phone: 580.544.2551


Cimarron County, Oklahoma genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries. {{{link}}}

County Information

Cimarron County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1908 1907 1904 1908

County Courthouse

Cimarron County Courthouse
P.O. Box 145
Boise City, OK 73933-0145
Phone: 580.544.2251 

Clerk Court has marriage, probate and court records;
County Clerk has land and military records[1]

History

Parent County

1907--Cimarron County was created 16 July 1907 from Beaver County.
County seat: Boise City [2]


Description

Founded in 1907 Cimarron is the western third of what was designated as “District Seven,” comprising “No-Man’s-Land”, under the Organic Act. The name Cimarron was given to the county from the river Cimarron. It is the most western county of the state and has an area of approximately 1,450 square miles, most of which is high plains land. The average altitude is 3,000 feet. It has a taxable farm area of 275,672 acres. Live stock raising is the principal industry. Population, 1907: 5,927 -- 1910: 4,553.[3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places [4]

  • Boise City (county seat)
  • Felt
  • Griggs
  • Kenton
  • Keyes
  • Sturgis
  • Wheeless

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 4,553
1920 3,436 −24.5%
1930 5,408 57.4%
1940 3,054 −43.5%
1950 4,589 50.3%
1960 4,496 −2.0%
1970 4,145 −7.8%
1980 3,648 −12.0%
1990 3,301 −9.5%
2000 3,148 −4.6%
2010 2,475 −21.4%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.

State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census.

Church

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Oklahoma denominations, view the Oklahoma Church Records Wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Oklahoma Land and Property for additional information about early Oklahoma land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Oklahoma Local Histories.

Maps

Okcimarron.jpg

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

In most counties in Oklahoma, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Oklahoma - Cimarron - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records

Taxation

Oklahoma tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Births

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Cimarron County Historical Society
PO Box 655
Boise City OK 73933-0655
Website



Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Page 558 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/cimarron/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Cimarron County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cimarron_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.