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Woodward County, Oklahoma Facts

Woodward County

When was Woodward County, OK Created?
Woodward County was established on September 16, 1893 from Cherokee Outlet Land. The county was named for Santa Fe Railroad director B.W. Woodward

What is the County Seat of Woodward County, OK?
The County Seat is located in Woodward and the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Woodward County, OK?
Bordering Counties are Woods County (northeast), Major County (east), Dewey County (south), Ellis County (west), Harper County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Woodward County, OK?
Cities and towns located in the County include Fort Supply, Mooreland, Mutual, Sharon, Woodward

Woodward County, OK Vital Records

Where can find Woodward County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Woodward County vital records can be found at the Oklahoma Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, and death records since October 1908. County marriage and divorce records are located in the local Clerk of Courts officeThere is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Oklahoma for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Woodward County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Oklahoma Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Woodward County, OK Census Records

What Woodward County, OK census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Woodward County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Another census resource is the Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907. You will discover free online in addition to printable census forms that can help with your research. See Also Oklahoma Census Records Research Guide.

Woodward County, OK Courthouse and Government Records

Woodward County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Woodward County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Woodward County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Oklahoma Corthouse Records Research Guide. The Book Guide to the Historical Records of Oklahoma, indicates location of county records, including those of tax and assessments.

  • Woodward County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1600 Main Ave, Woodward, OK 73801
    • Phone: (580) 256-3413
  • Woodward County Clerk's Office is responsible for preserving all the legal instruments filed by private citizens and public officials with the County Clerk's office. The office maintains files of all real estate records, plats, judgments, liens, patents, military discharges, school records, county personnel, insurance and retirement records for employees, meeting notices, commissioners' proceedings and other documents. Although county clerks record births and deaths and provide information on request, certificates are available only from the Vital Records Section, State Department of Health
    • Birth / Death Records: 1908
    • Land Records: 1893 
  • Woodward County Court Clerk's Office has the primary responsibility to record, file, and maintain permanent records of the proceedings of the District Court. We collect fines, fees, and forfeitures, and distribute the collected monies as provided by law to the appropriate agencies. There are numerous types of cases filed with the Court Clerk's Office some of which include: Civil, Small Claims, Probate, Guardianship, Adoption, Felony, Misdemeanor, Search Warrants, Licenses and more...
    • Marriage Records: 1893 
    • Probate Records: 1894 
    • Court Records: 1893 
  • Oklahoma, Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907
  • BLM Land Records

Woodward County, OK Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Woodward County, OK?
A list of Woodward County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Oklahoma Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Woodward County, OK Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Woodward County, OK?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Woodward County.

Woodward Co. OK Books, Newspapers & Publications

Woodward Co. OK Cemeteries & Church Records

Woodward Co. OK Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Woodward Co. OK General and History Websites

Woodward Co. OK Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Woodward Co. OK Military Records

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