Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
Genealogy, History & Facts
Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Facts
When was Kingfisher County, OK Created?
Kingfisher County was established on July 16, 1907 from Unassigned Lands. The county was first known as County “Five,” it was then named after its county seat town which in turn was named for the creek. There has been a dispute as to the origin of the name of the creek. Some contend that it was named for the piscatorial bird which dives into its waters while others stoutly maintain that it was named for a cattle man, King Fisher, whose ranch headquarters were located in its valley. The facts are as follows: Two ranchmen—an uncle and nephew—by the name of Fisher were located in the vicinity of Kingfisher at an early day. The uncle had his ranch on one creek which was called, for him, Uncle John’s Creek, and is so named to this day. The nephew, whose first name was King, had his ranch on the other creek and, for him, it was called and is still called King Fisher Creek or King David Fisher, an early settler in the area.
What is the County Seat of Kingfisher County, OK?
The County Seat is located in Kingfisher and the county government website is unknown
Kingfisher County, OK Vital Records
Where can find Kingfisher County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Kingfisher 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 Kingfisher 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.
Kingfisher County, OK Census Records
What Kingfisher County, OK census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Kingfisher County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Kingfisher Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.
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.
Kingfisher County, OK Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Kingfisher County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Kingfisher County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Oklahoma courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Oklahoma residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Kingfisher County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Oklahoma Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Kingfisher County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 101 S Main St, Kingfisher, OK 73750
- Phone: (405) 375-3813
- Kingfisher County Clerk’s Office
- Birth / Death Records: 1908
- Land Records: 1890
- Kingfisher County Court Clerk’s Office
- Marriage Records: 1900
- Probate Records: 1900
- Court Records: 1896
- Oklahoma, Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907
- BLM Land Records
Kingfisher County, OK Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Kingfisher County, OK?
A list of Kingfisher County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Oklahoma Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Kingfisher-Blaine Counties Genealogical Society, c/o Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue, Kingfisher, OK 73750; Phone: (405) 375-5176
- Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Division of State Archives and Records, 200 N.E. 18th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 75105
- Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
- Oklahoma Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 12986, Oklahoma City 73157-2986
Where can I connect with other Kingfisher County, OK Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Oklahoma State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Kingfisher County, OK?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Kingfisher County.