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This courthouse was erected in 1935 with Classical elements.
It was designed by architect Forrest Butler.

Custer County Courthouse
675 West "B" Street
Arapaho, Oklahoma 73620
(580) 323-3233

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Custer County, Oklahoma was formed in 1892 from Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian lands. Birth records are available from 1908, marriage records from 1895, and death records since 1908. Land records exist since 1896, probate records since 1900, and court records are on file in the county courthouse since 1896.

Submitted by: Susan Bradford
Prior to statehood Custer County was "Custer County, Oklahoma Territory." From the opening April 19, 1892 it was known as "G" County until county citizens voted November 1896 to name the county "Custer" after General George Armstrong Custer. (Source: Arapaho BEE June 26, 1896, Article proposing "Custer" name for county; BEE, November 6, 1896, Election results.)



Western Plains Weatherford Genealogical Society

Oklahoma Adoption Information Site

1890 Oklahoma Territory Census Index

Custer County's 1917 Military Registration

Physicians 1903-1904

Arapaho Arrow 1892

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Arapaho Butler Clinton Custer City
Moorewood Stafford Thomas Weatherford

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Custer County at OK Genealogy Forum

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society has a "First Families" application at: First Families of the Twin territories.   An Invitation to Descendants of the Early Settlers of Oklahoma. If you can prove each generation of your lineage back to an individual who settled in one of Oklahoma's territories on or before 16 November 1907, you are eligible for membership in First Families of the Twin Territories.

Census Profile 1996
Census Population Counts for Custer County














27517 23068 21097





1910 Census Transcriptions

1910 Custer Co. Census. This site provides links to Enumeration District 120 (most of Deer Creek Township, including the town of Thomas).
Thanks to Karen Clark for these transcriptions.

1910 Custer Co. Census. This site provides links to Enumeration District 111 (Arapaho Township, including the town of Arapaho).
Thanks to Karen Clark for these transcriptions.

Arapaho ARROW: This link will take you to a page containing the first three editions April 29-May 12, 1892 of Custer County's first newspaper the Arapaho ARROW. Arapaho began April 19, 1892. The ARROW describes the growing-pains of the new town, Arapaho's pioneering business men, the first storm, the first death, civil proceedings ... The ARROW was published until October 1892.

This page was last updated on 06/10/15

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