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Woodward County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Woodward County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded September 16, 1893
County Seat Woodward
Address Woodward County Courthouse
1600 Main Street
Woodward, OK 73801
Phone: 580.256-8097

Woodward 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.


County Information

Woodward County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1893 1900 1893 1894

County Courthouse

Woodward County Courthouse
1600 Main Street
Woodward, OK 73801
Phone: 580.256-8097

Clerk Court has marriage and probate record
County Clerk has land records[1]


Parent County

  • 1893--Woodward County was created in 1893 from the Cherokee Outlet.
  • County seat: Woodward [2]


Woodward County was originally known as "N" County and was composed of present day Woodward County and portions of Harper, Ellis and Woods County. [3]

Its county seat is Woodward. Woodward County was founded 1876. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Populated Places [5]

  • Woodward (county seat)
  • Fort Supply
  • Mooreland
  • Mutual
  • Sharon
Unincorporated communities
  • Belva
  • Cedardale
  • Curtis
  • Gerlach
  • Keenan
  • Quinlan
  • Richmond
  • Tangier

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


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.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 16,592
1920 14,663 −11.6%
1930 15,844 8.1%
1940 16,270 2.7%
1950 14,383 −11.6%
1960 13,902 −3.3%
1970 15,537 11.8%
1980 21,172 36.3%
1990 18,976 −10.4%
2000 18,486 −2.6%
2010 20,081 8.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Woodward 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 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.



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 Woodward 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.


Woodward County, OK


Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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


Revolutionary War
Civil War

Woodward News


Online Records

School Records


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


Online Birth Records Indexes and Images


Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images


Online Death Records Indexes and Images


Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Northwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society
PO Box 834
Woodward, OK 73801

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Woodward County, Oklahoma. Page 563 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/woodward/
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodward_County,_Oklahoma
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Woodward County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodward_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.