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History of the Area
Dewey County is located in west-central Oklahoma covering 977 square miles, comprising the same area as Dewey County, Oklahoma Territory. Part of the Cheyenne-Arapaho lands opened April 19, 1892 as "D" county. Named for Admiral George Dewey. Taloga is the county seat. The first post office was established March 22, 1892. Although there are several versions of the origin of the Taloga name, it is probably from the Creek word meaning "rock in water" and has reference to the original boundary of the Creek nation. The South Canadian River winds through. The river sands made difficult crossings for early pioneers. Early settlements were Butte, Camargo, Lenora, Raymond, Rhea, Riley and Taloga. Present towns are Camargo, Leedey, Oakwood, Putnam, Seiling, Taloga, Vici.

Cheyenne-Arapaho Lands
Indian Territory / Oklahoma Territory map

County Coordinator, Susan Bradford

Neighboring Counties
Custer, Blaine, Major, Woodward, Ellis, Roger Mills
Neighboring Counties
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Dewey County Addresses

Dewey County Court House
P.O. Box 368
Taloga, Oklahoma 73667
(580) 328-5521

Seiling Public Library
209 N Main St, Seiling, OK 73663
(580) 922-4259

Taloga Times Advocate
PO Box 68, Taloga, OK 73667-0068
(580) 328-5619

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Volunteers at Books We Own: Oklahoma

Dewey County Family Histories Spanning The River Vol 3 
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Dewey County Surnames posted prior to 1/25/1998
Dewey County Queries posted prior to 1/25/1998

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1920 Census

1920 Census Images for Dewey County, OK

The donation of the 1920 Dewey County Census images for permanent, free display in the USGenWeb Archives was made possible through the generosity of Glenn Belcher and the permission of S-K Publications
The name of each image file is the Enumeration District and page number. The 1920 Dewey County, OKCensus contains 263 pages (census images) in Enumeration Districts 203 through 207. Page 208-05B was not copied , as it is blank.
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Year 1907 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960
Pop. 13,329 14,132 12,434 13,250 11,981 8,789 6,051

1996 Census Profile
Dewey County Township Map by Sharon Crawford
Maps & More by Sharon McAllister
Dewey County 1972 at Maps & More
Dewey County 1915 at Maps & More
Dewey County townships at Maps & More
Dewey County towns at Maps & More
(Dewey) "D" County 1895 map
1890s County Officers

Some Dewey County Marriages 1892-1902

"D" County Marriages lookup
Dewey county Newspapers at Oklahoma Historical Society
Dewey County OkGenWeb Archives
Dewey County Historical Society
Spanning The Rivers
Volume 2 of Spanning the Rivers available.


Aledo Post Office 1899-1954

Ben Axton, 1937 Pioneer Interview



Leedey Tornado, May 31, 1947
Leedey photos



Schools at Burmah, LoneTree, Putnam
Linville and Herring families

History of Rhea, by Ken Speer

Seiling, OK (KWTV's Strangely Named Towns)

Seiling's First Fire 1912
Seiling Historic Mural
Seiling 1918 Baseball

Seiling High School Seniors 1925
Seiling High School grads 1936
Seiling High School Seniors 1939
Seiling High School Seniors 1952 New
Seiling High School Seniors 1954

Bremer and Alden family, Taloga
Taloga Photos
Photo page2, Taloga hotel and school
First Lots, Taloga 1892

Dewey County Courthouse Staff 1923

Vici school photo
Vincent Family of Vici


Dewey County Place Names: Townships, Post Offices

Dewey County Physicians 1903-1904

Dewey County Death Records

OKbits Dewey Co. News


Cemeteries & Funeral Homes

U.S. Military Casualties from Dewey County


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

Abercrombie family trek to Fay, Oklahoma 1893

Dewey County Tornadoes 1875-2010

Rootsweb Dewey County Resources

National Register of Historic Places, Dewey County

Western Plains Library System
Dewey, Custer, Washita, Roger Mills Counties

Dewey County research at Woodward Library


Trail of Dreams, Taloga info

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Dewey County 1915

THANK YOU Dewey County researchers

OKGenWeb Gold Star 2009
Appreciation Award
Recognition of Patsy Smith
Recognition to Pauline Fahle

Corene Seal 1940-2009 was a Dewey County Historical Society volunteer answering queries addressed to the Historical Society and helping with the Dewey County Jailhouse Museum and other projects of the Historical Society. Dewey County OKGenWeb extends sympathy to Corene's family and friends.