Place:Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States

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Roger Mills County is in the western part of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,647. Its county seat is Cheyenne. The county is notable because of its location above the petroleum-rich Anadarko Basin.

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History

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Roger Mills County takes its name from Roger Q. Mills, a senator from Texas.[1] The town of Cheyenne in Roger Mills County is the location of the Battle of Washita River (also called Battle of the Washita; Washita Battlefield and the Washita Massacre), where George Armstrong Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Chief Black Kettle’s Cheyenne village on the Washita River on November 26, 1868.

The area covered by Roger Mills County had been part of the Cheyenne Arapaho reservation until after Oklahoma Territory was created and County E was formed. County E was renamed Day County. Day County was abolished and Roger Mills County was created at statehood on November 16, 1907. The county's western boundary with Texas was moved eastward when the Supreme Court ruled that the 100th Meridian was farther east than originally supposed.[1]

During the 1970s Roger Mills County and the surrounding area would benefit from the natural gas and oil development in the Panhandle-Hugoton field, the largest-volume gas field in the United States, and the world’s largest known source of helium. Between 1973 and 1993 the field produced over 8-trillion cubic feet (230,000,000 m³) of gas.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1892 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1892 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 Court 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
1907 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1907 Probate 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 6,190
1907 13,239
1910 12,861
1920 10,638
1930 14,164
1940 10,736
1950 7,395
1960 5,090
1970 4,452
1980 4,799
1990 4,147

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