Place:Garfield, Oklahoma, United States

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NameGarfield
Alt namesGarfieldsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Osource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.367°N 97.783°W
Located inOklahoma, United States     (1893 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma named after President James A. Garfield. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,580. Enid is the county seat and largest city within Garfield County.

Prior to the Land Run of 1893, Garfield County was named O County and was part of the Cherokee Outlet, occupied by the Cherokee people following the Treaty of New Echota and the Cherokee trail of tears. Historically, the area was a hunting ground for the Wichita, Osage, and Kiowa tribes.

The Chisholm Trail, stage coach lines, mail routes, and railroads passed through stations at Buffalo Springs and Skeleton, today known as Bison and Enid. Railroad development in the county began four years prior to the land opening. Enid became a central hub within the county. Historical railroads included Enid and Tonkawa Railway, Enid and Anadarko Railway, Blackwell, Enid and Southwestern Railway, Enid Central Railway and the Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1893 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1893 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1893 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1894 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1907 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1908 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1900 22,076
1907 28,300
1910 33,050
1920 37,500
1930 45,588
1940 45,484
1950 52,820
1960 52,975
1970 55,365
1980 62,820
1990 56,735

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External links

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