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Custer County, Oklahoma, genealogy & history & more


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The rolling hills and cottonwood lined creeks and valleys of Custer County, once part of the Cheyenne and Arapaho lands, was opened to pioneers in land run of April 19, 1892. Called "G" County, Oklahoma Territory, until county citizens voted November 1896 to name the county "Custer" after General George Armstrong Custer. (Arapaho BEE, June 26, 1896, name proposed; November 6, 1896, election results.)
Custer County farm
Placenames of Custer County
Name: section-township-range
Elm 24-15N-18W Parkersburg 29-12N-17W
Alfalfa 28-12N-17W Ewing 1-12N-17W Pixter 32-12N-20W
history Arapaho 24&25-13N-17W Fimple Junction 5-14N-20W Quartermaster 6-14N-20W
Anthon 33-15N-17W Foley Junction 11-14N-16W Ralph Jct. 16-12N-17W
Belle 6-15N-20W Golden _-15N-14W Rathbone 14-12N-18W
Bellview 31-13N-15W Graves 27-14N-16W Rogers 16-14N-15W
Butler 3-13N-19W Gyp 13-14N-18W Samsville 21-14N-19W
Carpenter 31-13N-20W Hammon 30-14N-20W Sevenoaks 6-15N-15W
Claude 17-13N-15W Hampton3-13N-14W Stafford 4-12N-18W
history Clinton 14&15-12N-17W Hobson 11-13N-18W Sunset 23-15N-17W
Clinton Junction 11-12N-17W Independence 32-15N-16W Swan 21-14N-14
Cochran 24-12N-17W Indianapolis 35-13N-16W Taylor 22-11N-15W
Cody 4 -5N-14W Ivanhoe 27-14N-16W Thomas 25&26-15N-15W
Colonel 22-15N-20W Lawter _-12N-14W Veak 33-14N-18W
Colter 10-12N-20W Leota 8-15N-15W history Weatherford 7&8-12N-14W
Core 18-14N-14W Lone Star 14-12N-18W
Crane 8-15N-14N McClure 34-14N-20W Barnitz Creek (Coffey Creek)
Custer 27 14N 16W Moorewood 29-15N-20W Deer Creek
Dewey 7&8-12N-14W Nance 24-12N-17W Quartermaster Creek
Edwardsville 23-13N-19W Osceola 24-15N-19W Washita River

Three buildings stood in
Clinton
the day the town
was opened June 3, 1903.

The Custer County Chronicle, moved from nearby Weatherford.

The Townsite office erected
on Frisco Avenue.

The First National Bank building built at the corner of Fourth and Frisco.
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Clinton, Oklahoma

Arapaho Arrow 1892
1895 Map "G" County
Custer County Tornadoes 1912-1998
Custer County OKGenWeb
Custer County, Oklahoma Pioneers 1892-1907
1915 Map

1972 Map

Tears in the Sand - Sherman Goose interview
Custer County Archives
Arapaho Bee at OkBits Township Maps
at Maps & More

Custer County, OK Genealogy Forum
Rootsweb Resources for Custer County
Trail of 100 Years 1892-1992 Arapaho, OK Centennial Book
Custer County 1996 Profile
Western Plains Weatherford Genealogical Society
Oklahoma Tombstone Project:
Custer County

Western Oklahoma Newspaper on Microfilm
Microfilm for Custer County at Heritage Quest
Weatherford history
Funeral Homes of Oklahoma - Custer
Custer County 1917 Military Registration

Custer County Newspapers
at Oklahoma Historical Society

Cheyenne & Arapaho
I.T.GenWeb

Custer County Physicians 1903-1904
Census 1910
Deer Creek Twp ED120
Arapaho Twp ED111

Custer County
Message Board at Ancestry/Rootsweb

1891 Schedule of Allotments Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation - Native American Research


Custer County family
Published Histories & Resources
Prairie Fire ... a pioneer history of Cheyenne & Arapaho lands published about 1978
Trail of 100 Years 1892-1992 Arapaho, Oklahoma
(Arapaho Chamber of Commerce, 1992)

Cemeteries of Custer County, Oklahoma
(Western Plains Weatherford Genealogical Society, 1992)

The Western Plainsman, quarterly newsletter of Western Plains Weatherford Genealogical Society.
Locate them through Western Plains Library System.


Custer County genealogy online

John W. Smith family
Pace Family History
Lawton family
Cabaniss - Jones - Cobb - Dovel




Orient Hotel, Arapaho 1904, owner George W. Stephens
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Arapaho Band - What year? Who are these musical talents?

Custer County - famous and infamous
Arapaho "home town" of Leon Chase Phillips, Governor of Oklahoma 1939-1943. He attended Valley View and Arapaho schools 1896-1908.

Arapaho cemetery - burial site for outlaw Red Buck Waitman 1896


re-enactors 30 Sept 2000, Clinton, Okla.
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Custer County online
Clinton Daily News
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford Daily News
Custer County Sheriff's Office

Clinton Chamber of Commerce
Custer County Cooperative Extension Service
City of Weatherford

Arapaho School - Butler School - Clinton High School - Thomas School - Weatherford Schools
Custer County Minerals
Census Profile 1996
Census Population Counts for Custer County

1900

1910

1920

1930

1940

1950

1960

1970

1980

1990

12264

23231

18736

27517 23068 21097

21040

22665

25995

26897

http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ok190090.txt

Oklahoma links
OKGenWeb
Cyndi's List - Oklahoma
Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Researching Oklahoma Homesteaders

Oklahoma Land Openings 1889-1907
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OkGenWeb & BMD Marriage Database
OkGenWeb & BMD Deaths Database





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